Family's tribute to 'amazing father, uncle, brother and son' as murder probe continues

By Desmond Pugh   |   Senior reporter and photographer   |
Friday 10th December 2021 11:20 am
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The family of the 56-year-old man who died last Saturday night, (December 4) have paid tribute to him.

Matthew Oubridge was found unconscious and unresponsive on Church Street, Trellech, by police officers responding to a report of a serious assault.

His family have paid tribute to the man who was "adored by his family and friends", saying that he “would always be there for his loved ones”.

“Matthew was an amazing father, uncle, brother and son, who was tragically taken away too soon,” they said.

“He had the kindest heart and would always be there for his loved ones.

"He will be sorely missed, and our lives will never be the same again.

“We will cherish the memories we have for the rest of our lives. We, as a family, request that you please respect our privacy at this sad time.”

Officers had attended along with paramedics from the Welsh Ambulance Service, who confirmed that Mr Oubridge had died at the scene.

A 40-year-old man from the Bristol area was arrested on suspicion of murder. He has since been released on conditional bail.

Enquiries are ongoing and anyone with information is asked to call Gwent Police on 101 or send us a direct message on Facebook or Twitter, quoting log reference 2100424065.

Officers investigating are also keen to hear from anyone who has CCTV or dashcam footage between 7pm and 9.30pm on Saturday 4 December between Chepstow and Trellech.

You can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 with any details.

The Monmouth neighbourhood policing team will be holding a community street surgery at the Babington Centre in Trellech on Friday 10 December between 10.30am and 12.30pm where members of the public can speak to officers with any concerns.

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