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Police Appeal for Information on Murder Suspect

June 28, 2016, 1:21 pm

A 23-year-old man wanted by police in connection with a murder in Cardiff is believed to have been in Norwich recently.

Police are continuing to appeal for information of the whereabouts of a man wanted in connection with the murder of Cardiff man Lynford Brewster.

Mr Brewster, 29, died of stab wounds on Sunday, 12 June following an incident at around 7pm in Brynfedw, Llanedeyrn.

Detectives would like to speak with Jake Whelan, 23, in connection with the incident and are appealing to him directly, or anyone who knows him, to make contact.

Senior Investigating Officer, Detective Chief Inspector Ceri Hughes, said: “Jake Whelan is from Kidderminster but is known to have links in Cardiff and wider south east Wales. We also believe he may have been in Norwich recently.

“We understand he works as a personal trainer so might be known to gym users in these areas.

“We would ask Jake Whelan to contact South Wales Police or his nearest police station.”

The public are advised not to approach Jake Whelan directly but to call police immediately if they have any information regarding his whereabouts.

Two men have been charged with Mr Brewsters murder.

Dwayne Edgar, 29, from Llanedeyrn, and Robert Lainsbury, 22, from Kidderminster, are both remanded in custody until a further hearing at Cardiff Crown Court on Thursday, 7 July.

Mr Brewsters family continue to be supported by family liaison officers.

Two other men from Cardiff, aged 19 and 35, who were arrested in connection with this investigation have been released on police bail.

Anyone with information regarding Jake Whelans whereabouts or the individual himself is asked to contact South Wales Police by calling 999 in an emergency, 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 quoting occurrence number 218368

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