Police search Pontardawe landfill site in murder investigation of missing man

Police are searching a landfill site in the murder investigation of a 55-year-old man who has been missing for nearly two weeks.

55-year-old Michael O’Leary, from Nantgaredig, failed to return from work on Monday, January 27.

Specialist officers have searched various sites in Carmarthenshire and a landfill site in Pontardawe since his disappearance but he is yet to be found.

On Monday a 52-year-old man, Andrew Jones, from Carmarthen, was charged with his murder. The following Tuesday, police released a picture of a cyclist in high visibility clothing that they want to speak to.

Dyfed Powys Police have renewed their appeal to help identify the cyclist.

Police want to speak to anyone who saw the cyclist between Capel Dewi and Cwmffrwd. 

Detective Chief Inspector Paul Jones said they are also looking for information regarding Mr O’Leary’s silver Nissan Navara:

We have received a number of valuable calls following this appeal, but are still yet to identify the cyclist. I would like to re-iterate that any detail could prove vital to this ongoing investigation. This includes any dash cam, private CCTV, or ‘smart doorbell’ footage they might have.

We also remain keen to speak to anyone who saw Michael’s vehicle – a silver Nissan Navara – between Cwmffrwd and Capel Dewi between 8pm and 10pm on Monday, January 27.


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