South East Wales

Man's body found in river at Grangetown, Cardiff

Taff Embankment
Image caption A cordon has closed off part of Taff Embankment after the man's body was found beneath the bridge

A man's body has been found partially submerged in a river beneath a road bridge, say South Wales Police.

The man, who had suffered head injuries, was discovered by Penarth Road bridge in Grangetown, Cardiff, in the early hours.

A police cordon has been set up on the Taff Embankment side of the River Taff.

Officers are treating the death as suspicious. They have yet to identify the man.

They received an anonymous call just before midnight on Wednesday from a phone kiosk on Clare Road, Grangetown, calling them to the scene.

Det Insp Kath Pritchard said: "At this early stage we are keeping an open mind as to what may have occurred but we are treating the incident as suspicious.

Caller appeal

"The man appears to have suffered a head injury, but a Home Office Post mortem will now be carried out to determine the cause of his death.

"We want to hear from anybody who has information about the incident.

"In particular, I would urge the male who initially made the call from the phone kiosk to call back as he may have information which is vital to our ongoing investigation."

An incident room has been set up at Cardiff Central Police Station.

Anyone with information can contact South Wales Police on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Image caption Police are appealing for help to identify the dead man

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