Police are appealing for the public’s help to identify possible witnesses after an alleged attack on a man in a Cardiff park who later died in hospital.
Dr Gary Jenkins, 54, sustained life-threatening injuries in an incident in Bute Park in the early hours of Tuesday, July 20.
The “loving” father-of-two died at the University Hospital of Wales on Thursday, August 5.
Jason Edwards, 25, Lee William Strickland, 36, both from Cardiff, and a 17-year-old girl, who cannot be named for legal reasons, have been charged with murder and are remanded in custody. A provisional trial date for each of the defendants has been given as January 17 next year, and is estimated to last four weeks.
Detectives are not looking for anyone else in connection to the assault but need help identifying two possible witnesses who police say have done nothing wrong but may have important information to help their enquiries.
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The force shared photos of a man wearing a navy cap, white t-shirt, knee-length trousers and a cross-body bag.
They also posted photos of a woman with light brown hair wearing a black one-piece outfit.
The force believe the man would have been in the vicinity of the top of Queen Street near its junction with St John Street at around 11.30pm on Monday, July 19.
They added that a few hours later, between 1.40am and 1.45am on Tuesday, July 20 the woman was at the same location sat on a bench speaking to a man.
Senior Investigating Officer, Detective Chief Inspector Stuart Wales from the force’s Major Crime Investigation Team, said: “I would like to thank the community for the excellent support they have provided to this investigation to date, which has helped enormously.
“We are now making a further appeal for the man and the woman in these images to come forward, so that we can speak with them about their movements and interactions in Cardiff City centre during the relevant time.
“We believe the man would have been in the vicinity of the top of Queen Street near its junction with St John Street at around 11.30pm on Monday, July 19.
“A few hours later, between 1.40am and 1.45am on Tuesday, July 20 the woman was at the same location sat on a bench speaking to a man.
“I must stress that these people have done nothing wrong but they may have important information that would further assist our enquiries in relation to what happened to Dr Gary Jenkins.”
South Wales Police said: “We are continuing to investigate the death of Gary Jenkins, 54, who died at the University Hospital of Wales on Thursday August 5, after being the victim of an assault during the early hours of Tuesday, July 20 in Bute Park, Cardiff.
“We are appealing for the public’s help in identifying two possible witnesses.
“Three people have been charged and remanded in relation to his murder and detectives are not currently looking for anyone else in connection with the assault.
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“However, an appeal is being made to identify two people who may have information which could assist the investigation team.”
The police have urged anyone to submit information or footage which could assist the investigation via an online portal.
Alternatively, you can contact the police via an online form or a private message on Facebook or Twitter, quoting occurrence *254215.
You can also email ([email protected]) or phone 101, quoting the same occurrence number.
Information can also be given to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
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Source: Wales Online