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Suspect is held over murder of woman, 21.

Byline: Report by Lucy Todman

A MAN has been arrested on suspicion of the murder of a woman from Oswestry.

Police are continuing to investigate the death of Lauren Griffiths, 21, who was found at a flat in Glynrhondda Street in the Cathays area of Cardiff at about 6.30pm on April 30.

A 22-year-old man known to Lauren, who was a former pupil of the Marches School, was arrested that evening in connection with her death and later released on police bail pending further inquiries.

Following new information he has been re-arrested at his home address in Wrexham on suspicion of Lauren's murder and remains in custody.

Lauren Griffiths Detective Inspector Stuart Wales, from South Wales Police Major Crime Investigation Team, said: "It is three months since Lauren's body was sadly found at her flat in Cathays and since that time we have been conducting an extensive and thorough investigation into her death.

"As a result of these inquiries we have re-arrested a suspect and he is being questioned by South Wales Police detectives at a police station in North Wales. We continue to receive information from the public, for which we are extremely grateful, and are keen to hear from anyone else who can offer information."

Lauren's family, who live in the Oswestry area, have been updated on the developments and continue to be supported by family liaison officers. In a statement, they said: "The past three months have been unbearable. We all miss Lauren so much, she truly was our ray of sunshine. Our lives have been torn apart.

"Lauren was due to go on our family holiday in August which inevitably had to be cancelled, leaving her younger siblings confused and upset.

"This holiday was an annual tradition that has been broken. This is how we are feeling - broken.

"We are crying out if anyone does have information, please contact South Wales Police." Further tests and inquiries are being made to establish the exact cause of Lauren's death.

Detectives are particularly keen to speak to anyone who knew Lauren and may have spoken to her between March 2018 and April 2019.

If you can help, please contact South Wales Police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111, quoting occurrence 1900154230.

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