Colin Richards: Father-of-seven is named as victim in suspected murder

A father-of-seven, who died in a suspected murder, has been described as an "all-round family man" by his loved ones.

South Wales Police are appealing for information following the death of Colin Richards, 48, in the Ely area of Cardiff on Sunday night.

Emergency services arrived at the scene in the Heol-y-Berllan and Heol Trelai area of Caerau shortly before 11.30pm.

Officers confirmed they have launched a murder investigation.

Mr Richards, from the Grangetown area of the city, was a "much-loved father, grandfather, son, brother, uncle, cousin, and an all-round family man", according to his relatives.

The victim's family also said in a statement: "He leaves behind seven children who will miss him greatly as he was very active in their lives.

"Though the loss is deep, the power of love and friendship will always stay alive. He will always be in our minds and forever in our hearts."

His family are being supported by specially-trained officers.

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Detective Superintendent Darren George has thanked the community for its "continued support and understanding" while cordons remain in place and investigations continue.

"Extensive enquiries are continuing as we establish the tragic events which took place on Sunday night. Our thoughts are with the family and friends of Mr Colin Richards," he said.

"We are appealing for anyone who would have been in the Heol y Berllan and Heol Trelai area of Caerau between 11pm and midnight on Sunday night to please come forward with information no matter how insignificant they may feel it is."

Three women, two aged 43 and one aged 28, were arrested on suspicion of murder but have since been released under investigation.