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Heartbreaking tribute to 17-year-old Harry Baker who died at Barry docks

The body of Harry Baker, 17, from Cardiff, was found at Barry Intermodal Terminal, Wimborne Road, Wednesday, August 28, at around 5.50am.

His family, who are being supported by specially trained officers, have issued the following statement.

“Harry is a fun loving son and brother where family time was always precious – making memories on holidays, snowmobiling in Lapland, parasailing and riding the biggest and scariest rollercoasters in America.  Harry was always having fun with his younger brother Alfie who he absolutely idolised and loved dearly, their bond was unbreakable.

“Harry worked hard and enjoyed working alongside his dad as a carpet fitter on occasions, he always took pride in his work; he loved expressing to us whenever he received a tip from a customer.

“Life will never be the same again without our beautiful son Harry. There was never a dull moment when you were around as your presence was so vibrant.

“You would always say love you and I would say love you more, you would say not possible.

“You will always be in our thoughts always and forever Mum, Dad and Alfie. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx”

Officers have arrested three men and one woman on suspicion of murder.

The three men aged 33, 36 and 47, from Barry, and a 38-year-old woman from Carmarthenshire, are currently in police custody.

Significant police enquiries are on-going in the area and a number of cordons remains in place in Barry while investigations continue.

Senior Investigating Officer, Detective Chief Inspector Mark O’Shea, Major Crime Investigations Team, said:

“We are appealing for anyone who may have seen or heard a disturbance in the Cardiff Road and Ffordd Y Mileniwm area in Barry, sometime between midnight and 1am on Wednesday, August 28, to get in contact.
“We would very much like to thank the community for the support and information that has already been provided and would urge anyone else with information to please contact us.”

Information and digital footage can be submitted online via a public portal: https://mipp.police.uk/operation/62SWP19A93-PO1

Alternatively, you can contact South Wales Police via 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 quoting occurrence number 1900317375.