A CHEPSTOW man has been named as the victim of a serious assault which has prompted a murder investigation in Trellech on Saturday night.

Gwent Police received a call in relation to a serious assault in Church Street, Trellech, near Monmouth, at around 8.40pm on Saturday, December 4 after a man was found unconscious and unresponsive.

Officers attended along with paramedics from the Welsh Ambulance Service who confirmed that a 56-year-old man from the Chepstow area had died.

He can now be named as Matthew Oubridge.

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

Gwent Police have confirmed that a murder investigation has been launched and a 40-year-old man remains in police custody after he was arrested on suspicion of murder.


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 7pm and 9.30pm on Saturday, December 4 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, December 7, Wednesday, December 8 and Thursday, December 9 and between 10.30am and 12.30pm on Friday, December 10.