Police in the Republic of Ireland and South Wales Co-operating Over Murder Investigation

27th Sep 2015

View_down_from_Corn_Du_-_Brecon_Beacons_National_Park_-_Wales_UKOn 19 September, it was reported that the police authorities in South Wales are working with officers in the Republic of Ireland, with a view to speaking to David Ellis, in connection with the murder of a Swansea resident, Alex Warburton. A report is here.

Mr Ellis lodged with Mr Warburton, in Sketty, Wales. Mr Warburton has not been seen since 31 July 2015. An appeal for information was made after Mr Warburton was reported missing, on 2 August 2015. On 20 September, South Wales Police confirmed that an unidentified body had been found in Dolwyddelan, in north Wales.

On 18 September 2015, Garda officers confirmed that Mr Ellis was arrested in Galway, Republic of Ireland, and detained in custody. Although the details are not clear, it appears that Mr Ellis has not yet been charged with an offence in Wales, and the co-operation between police in both countries is taking a form of mutual legal assistance.

However, a spokesperson for South Wales Police has stated: “David Ellis has been arrested in Ireland. We are liaising with the Garda in relation to his extradition back to the UK.”

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