Council worker dies 'after being assaulted in street' in quiet village

A dad has died after being attacked in a country village, with a man arrested on suspicion of murder.

Council worker Matthew Oubridge, 56, was found unconscious in the street after an alleged assault on Saturday, and later died from his injuries.

Neighbours in the historic village of Trellech, Monmouthshire, were stunned to learn of the incident in Church Street.

Matthew was from the nearby Chepstow area. Police said his family were being supported by specialist officers.

Detectives have arrested a 40-year-old man and are continuing to question him on suspicion of murder.

Detective Chief Inspector Matt Sedgebeer, said: ‘As our investigation continues, officers will be making further enquiries so it is possible that you may see ongoing police activity as part of this work.

‘Please do not be alarmed and if you have any concerns, then please do stop and talk to us.

‘We want to hear from anyone with information who has not yet spoken to the police and particularly those with CCTV or dashcam footage between 19.00 and 21.30 on Saturday 4 December in Trellech.’

They asked anyone with details to contact them or get in touch with Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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