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Man faces court over death of 51-year-old in Newport

25 Aug 2022 1 minute read
Cardiff Crown Courts. Photo by Along time ago… is licensed under CC BY 2.0.

A man has appeared in court charged with the murder of a 51-year-old who was found lying in a street in Newport, South Wales.

Andrew Gareth Southwood, 39, of Chaffinch Way, Duffryn, is charged with killing Carl Ball on August 19.

Mr Ball was discovered by Gwent Police outside a property in Heron Way at around 4.40pm and confirmed dead at the scene by paramedics from the Welsh Ambulance Service.

Southwood appeared at Cardiff Crown Court on Thursday in front of Judge Tracey Lloyd-Clarke, following an appearance at Newport Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday.

Judge Lloyd-Clarke remanded him in custody pending a bail application.

Mr Ball’s family said in a statement: “We are extremely shocked at what has happened. It feels so unreal.

“He was loved and cherished by us all.

“We ask for some time alone for us to grieve in peace.”

A second man, aged 27, was also arrested on suspicion of murder before being released on conditional bail.

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