Man, 23, stabbed to death just yards from where Gavin and Stacey Christmas special was filmed – The SunDecember 17, 2019
A YOUNG man was stabbed to death just yards from where the Gavin and Stacey Christmas special was filmed.
Armed police were called after the man, 23, was left covered in blood in the main shopping street of the Welsh seaside town of Barry.
The attack happened in Holton Road in Barry, the main street of the seaside town where family comedy favourite Gavin and Stacey is filmed by the BBC.
A 24-year-old man was later arrested.
The scene, outside an Iceland supermarket, was still sealed off.
A spokeswoman for South Wales Police said they had launched a murder investigation after reports of a serious assault about 4pm yesterday.
They said: "Despite the best efforts of paramedics, a 23-year-old man died at the scene.
"His next of kin has been informed and are being supported by specialist officers."
Police confirmed a 24-year-old man from the area had been arrested. He remains in custody.
Officers urged shoppers not to share footage of the attack or its aftermath on social media – and to pass it on to police instead.
Gavin & Stacey will return to the screen on Christmas Day for an one-off, one-hour special.
The successful show ran for three series on the BBC – plus a Christmas Special – from 2007 until New Year's Day 2010, and it seemed like the right time to end things for the characters.
As well as the show's stars embarking on new and exciting projects – including James becoming the new The Late Late Show in the US.
The finale episode, which aired on New Year's Day in 2010 saw a record 10.25million tune in.
It comes after knife crime in England and Wales has soared to a record high with more than 43,5000 offences recorded in the past year.
Britain has been battling a knife crime epidemic with fatal stabbings as deaths are at their highest level since the Second World War.
Violent crimes have surged in the capital since Sadiq Khan took office as mayor, with 2018 the bloodiest year in a decade.
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