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Family pay tribute to ‘beautiful bubbly girl’ found dead in Cardiff

The family of 21-year-old Lauren Griffiths, whose body was found at a property in Cathays, have described her as a “beautiful bubbly girl”.

Emergency services were called to Lauren’s flat in Glynrhondda Street at around 6.10pm on Tuesday, April 30.

Lauren’s family, who live in the Oswestry area and who are being supported by specially trained liaison officers, have issued the following statement:

“Lauren was a beautiful bubbly girl. She loved being part of a large family and was a real people person. Lauren’s fun and unique dress sense always made her stand out in a crowd and she was comfortable and confident in her own skin.

“Lauren was taken from us too soon and leaves a massive hole in all our hearts.”

A 22-year-old man, who comes from the Wrexham area and who was known to Lauren, has been arrested in connection with this incident. Police are not looking for anyone else in connection with Lauren’s death at this time.

Detectives are keen to hear from anyone who can offer information in relation to the investigation or who would have been in Glynrhondda Street between midday on Monday, April 29, and 6.10pm on Tuesday, April 30, and who may have seen or heard anything in connection with this matter.

DCI Mark O’Shea, the Senior Investigating Officer, said: “South Wales Police appreciate the support given by the local community while our enquiries continue in the area.

“We ask anyone with information about the incident please to contact us via 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111, quoting occurrence 1900154230.”

Alternatively information can be submitted via the police major incident public reporting site via this link:https://mipp.police.uk/operation/62SWP19A84-PO1