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Shot gun and machete used in Cardiff attack

The attack took place on Harris Avenue in Rumney, Cardiff. Credit: Google

Police in Cardiff are appealing for information regarding an attempted murder in the Rumney area of Cardiff.

Following the incident at 3.25pm yesterday (Monday, April 13), a 21-year-old man from Tremorfa has undergone surgery for life-changing injuries, caused by what are described as a machete and shot gun.

He remains at the University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff, in a stable condition.

An incident room has been set up at Cardiff Central Police Station as the hunt continues for two suspects who fled in a stolen black Audi A3 (S Line), registration number LE03 SUL.

Acting Detective Chief Inspector Stuart Wales, from the Major Crime Investigation Team, said: “This level of violence is extremely rare in South Wales and a dedicated team of detectives are working on the investigation to identify and arrest those responsible.

“We are appealing for information on the identity of two men we believe are responsible, and also for sightings of a black Audi A3 S-Line car which has a distinctive silver trim around the windows.”

The suspects – one taller than the other – are both described as wearing hooded clothing with their faces obscured.

Following the incident outside the shops in Harris Avenue, they made off in the black Audi in the direction of Greenway Road.

The motive remains under investigation.

Detectives are keen to speak to anyone who saw the men and any sightings of the vehicle, which remains outstanding.

DCI Wales added: “We are working hard to identify those responsible for this extremely serious incident and we ask the community to please be our eyes and ears and report any information.”

Rumney residents can expect to see a continued police presence today as area searches and house to house enquiries continue.

As part of the investigation, officers were also carrying out enquiries in the Ely area yesterday.

Anyone with information is asked to please contact South Wales Police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 quoting occurrence *125586.