Man who died as a result of a serious assault in Trellech can now be named

By Desmond Pugh   |   Senior reporter and photographer   |
Monday 6th December 2021 6:02 pm
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A 56-year-old Chepstow man who died as a result of a serious assault in Trellech on Saturday 4 December can now be named.

Matthew Oubridge was found unconscious and unresponsive in Church Street Trellech following an alleged assault by a 40-year-old man who is currently in police custody and the centre of a murder inquiry.

Police officers and paramedics from the Welsh Ambulance Service as well as a local man attempted to revive Oubridge but he was pronounced dead at the scene.

His family have been informed and are receiving support from specialist officers.

DCI Matt Sedgebeer, the senior investigating officer, said:

“As our investigation continues, officers will be making further enquiries so it is possible that you may see ongoing police activity as part of this work.

“Please do not be alarmed and if you have any concerns, then please do stop and talk to us.

“We want to hear from anyone with information who has not yet spoken to the police and particularly those with CCTV or dashcam footage between 19.00 and 21.30 on Saturday 4 December in Trellech.

“Anyone with details should call 101, quoting log reference 2100424065, or you can also send us a direct message on Facebook or Twitter. You can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”

The Monmouth neighbourhood policing team will be holding community street surgeries at the Babington Centre in Trellech where members of the public can speak to officers with any concerns.

The surgeries will take place between 12.30pm and 2.30pm on Tuesday 7 December, Wednesday 8 December and Thursday 9 December and between 10.30am and 12.30pm on Friday 10 December.

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