A 16-year-old girl has been arrested in connection with the alleged assault of a man in Bute Park.

The girl was arrested on Monday evening in the Creigiau area of Cardiff on suspicion of attempted murder and she remains in police custody.

A 54-year-old man remains in a life-threatening condition at the University Hospital of Wales following the alleged assault which occurred near Sophia Gardens entrance to Bute Park at around 1am on Tuesday, July 20.

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His family have been updated and are being supported by specially-trained family liaison officers.

Jason Edwards, 25, and Lee William Strickland, 36, have been appeared at Cardiff Magistrates’ Court on Monday July 26 charged with attempted murder. They have been remanded in custody for a further court hearing on August 23.

A Major Incident Room continues to operate at Cardiff Central Police Station and patrols have been increased in the area.

Senior Investigating Officer, A/Detective Chief Inspector Stuart Wales said: “I would like to thank the public for their valuable assistance as we continue to investigate the circumstances of this incident.

“While this latest arrest is another positive development, we are still appealing for information. No matter how minor the information might seem, it could be crucial to our investigation.

“In particular, we’d like to hear from anyone who was in Bute Park during the very early hours of Tuesday, July 20.

“Specifically we want to speak to anyone who was near the Millennium footbridge, which links Bute Park to Sophia Gardens, between midnight and 1.20am.”

nformation or footage which could assist the investigation can be submitted via an online portal.

Alternatively, contact police on 101 quoting occurrence *254215.

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