Posted: Sun 15th Jan 2017

UPDATE: Keene Street, Newport – Victim Named

This article is old - Published: Sunday, Jan 15th, 2017

At 11pm on Thursday 12th January, officers were called to Keene Street in Newport, where a man was found unconscious on the pavement. A 41 year old man was taken to the Royal Gwent Hospital where he sadly later died. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The 41 year old man can now be named as Jan Jedrzejewski, who was living in the Newport area. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Two men aged 18 and one man aged 17 were arrested yesterday and a further man aged 43 has been arrested today. All men have been arrested on suspicion of murder and they are currently in police custody. At this time, officers are not looking for anyone else in connection with this incident. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Officers are continuing to appeal for information and are asking for anyone who was in the area at the time to come forward.
Officers are particularly interested in speaking to a girl in her late teens or early 20’s who was seen walking into Keene Street at the time of the incident. She is described as wearing a cream or light coloured long sleeved top or jacket and light blue skinny jeans. She is possibly Afro-Caribbean and has dark hair which appeared to be tied in a ponytail. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Officers would also like to speak with a boy who was riding his bike along Cromwell Road on the opposite side of the road to the entrance to Keene Street and the corner shop. He has been described as wearing a black or dark jacket and blue jeans and wearing a lighter possibly grey coloured backpack. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

In addition, a silver 4 door hatchback car was seen turning into Keene Street just after the incident at around 10.58pm. If you were the driver or in the car as a passenger and saw anything at all that could help, please contact us. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Superintendent Glyn Fernquest said, “If this is you then please get in touch, as you may hold vital evidence that can help us with our investigation – please be reassured that you are not in any trouble. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“I can also confirm that the cordon in the area has now been lifted and I’d like to thank the local community for their patience. I’d like to say a particular thanks to the local residents who have supported officers at the scene on what was a very cold January day. Your kindness did not go unnoticed by the officers themselves and myself as Superintendent for the area.” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

If you have any information about this that could help us, please call 101 quoting log 519 12/1/17. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

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