Police name man who died near Llandaff rugby club and appeal for sightings

The man who died near to Llandaff Rugby Club on Western Avenue, Cardiff, has been named as Stephen Bulpin, from Fairwater, Cardiff.

Emergency services were called to the path alongside the rugby club at around 3am on Monday, March 18.

Detectives are appealing for anyone who may have seen Stephen from Sunday afternoon into the early hours of Monday to please come forward.

His death is being treated as sudden and unexplained at this stage. A postmortem examination is being carried out to establish the cause of death and Stephen’s family is being kept updated.


Detective Inspector Bob Chambers, from South Wales Police, said: “Extensive enquiries are being carried out to establish the cause and circumstances of Mr Bulpin’s death. Our thoughts are with his family and friends at this time.
“Police cordons are still in place, and I would like to thank the community for their support and understanding while we continue our investigation.

“We are appealing for anyone with information, specifically anyone who may have seen or had contact with Stephen between 4pm on Sunday, March 17 and 3am on Monday, March 18, to please come forward.

“We need this information to help piece together Stephen’s movements and the circumstances leading up to his death.”


As a result of enquiries, we can confirm the following sighting of Stephen Bulpin on Sunday, March 17 and on Monday, March 18.

Sunday 4pm: Stephen spent some time in the Fairwater Hotel on St Fagan’s Road.
Sunday 9pm: He was next seen catching a bus outside the Holiday Inn, Castle Street, Cardiff city centre.
Sunday 9.25pm Stephen returned to The Fairwater Hotel and remained there until 11:25pm.
Monday between 12.30am and 1.00am: Stephen returned home to Poplar Road, Fairwater for a short time.
Monday 1.25am: A man matching Stephen’s description was seen to walk along Pwllmelin Road, near to the Premier Store, in the direction of Llandaff.
Monday 1.50am: A man matching his description is seen at the junction of Cathedral Gardens and Cathedral Close before walking into Cathedral Close towards the direction of the path where he was later found.


Anyone with information is asked to contact South Wales Police by one of the following means quoting 2400089199.

🗪 Live Chat https://www.south-wales.police.uk/

💻 Contact us via https://bit.ly/SWPProvideInfo

📧 Email swp101@south-wales.police.uk

📞 101

Always call 999 in an emergency.

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