South Wales Police has arrested a third man in connection with the death of 46-year-old Kevin Barry Mahoney in Briton Ferry.
Officers were called to the area at 9.45am on Wednesday 6th January after the discovery of his body in a lane behind Thomas Street, at the rear of Briton Ferry Workingmen’s Club.
A Home Office post mortem did not establish a cause of death and further tests are being carried out on the body.
This morning, a 44-year-old local man was arrested on suspicion of murder. He remains in custody at Swansea Central Police Station. Two men who were previously arrested in connection with the death are currently on police bail while the investigation continues.
Detective Inspector Rob Cronick of the South Wales Police Specialist Crime Investigations Team said: “Our investigation is continuing and we are still working to piece together the circumstances which led to the discovery of Kevin Mahoney’s body.
“As we have previously stated, the body was only partially clothed when it was discovered and the clothing Kevin Mahoney was wearing the evening before has not been located. He was also not in possession of any personal belongings. His clothing consisted of jeans, white trainers, a beanie hat and a dark coloured jacket which he was seen wearing in the CCTV picture from a local shop.
“From our previous appeal we received a good response from the community and we are again appealing for anyone with information about the whereabouts of this clothing or any of Kevin Mahoney’s personal possessions to contact police. These items could have been discarded at a nearby location so we ask anyone who has seen them to come forward as it could be crucial to the investigation team.”
Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 FREE quoting occurrence number 1600005773.