Man dies following incident in Butetown Cardiff

A MAN has died following an incident in Butetown, Cardiff, last week.
​Police were called to a report of serious assault in Hansen Street at around 4.30am on Thursday, September 14.

​Luke Higgins, 40, of Tyndall Street, was critically injured and taken to the University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff, where he died on Saturday (September 16).
​His family has issued the following statement:

​”We are devastated by the loss of Luke who was a father of four and one of nine siblings.
​”Luke was a much-loved father, brother and uncle, and will be greatly missed.”
​Prior to Mr Higgins’ death, David Smith, 43, of Hansen Street, was charged with causing grievous bodily harm on Friday, September 15 and appeared in court on Saturday.

​Following his death, the South Wales Police Major Investigation Team is now liaising with the Crown Prosecution Service.
​Smith is remanded in custody and is next due to appear at Cardiff Crown Court on Monday, October 16.
​Mr Higgins’s family are being kept updated and supported by family liaison officers.

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