Man found dead near Cardiff rugby club is named by police

Man found dead near Cardiff rugby club is named by police

The man who died near a Cardiff rugby club has been named and pictured by police. The body of Stephen Bulpin, 65, who was from the Fairwater area of the city, was discovered near Llandaff Rugby Club on Western Avenue Cardiff at around 3am on Monday morning (March 18).

Detectives are still treating his death as “sudden and unexplained”, South Wales Police said. Extensive enquiries to establish the circumstances of his death are ongoing, the force added.

Emergency services were called in the middle of the night to the path which runs alongside the rugby club. A walkway to the side of the rugby club was closed off and as of Tuesday evening a police cordon remains in place and officers are still at he scene. For the latest Cardiff news, sign up to our newsletter here

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The walkway links the busy Cardiff road with Llandaff Cathedral. Llandaff Rugby Club previously said on Monday: “Due to an ongoing police incident the walkway from the club to Llandaff village and the club car park is currently closed.”

Police cordon around and near Llandaff Rugby Club

Now detectives from South Wales Police have launched an appeal for information from anyone who may have seen Stephen from Sunday afternoon into the early hours of Monday. They also issued the last known sightings of Stephen on Sunday, March 17 and on Monday, March 18 following their enquiries:

• Sunday 4pm: Stephen spent some time in the Fairwater Hotel on St Fagan’s Road.

• Sunday 9pm: He was next seen catching a bus outside the Holiday Inn, Castle Street, Cardiff city centre.

• Sunday 9.25pm: Stephen returned to The Fairwater Hotel and remained there until 11:25pm.

• Monday between 12.30am and 1.00am: Stephen returned home to Poplar Road, Fairwater for a short time.

• Monday 1.25am: A man matching Stephen’s descriptio

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