Police in South Wales are appealing to Swansea City and Chelsea fans after a woman was murdered. Detectives investigating the death of 42-year-old Alison Jane Farr-Davies have asked supporters who may have noticed anything suspicious to get in contact with police.
Farr-Davies was found dead at a home in Neath Road, Hafod, at around 1.35pm on Tuesday (13 September). A 37-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder and remains at Swansea Central station. As well as questioning the male suspect, South Wales Police have also launched an appeal for witnesses.
Acting Detective Superintendent Kath Pritchard, of the Major Crime Investigations Team, said: "On behalf of South Wales Police, I would like to extend my deepest sympathies to the family and friends of Alison Farr-Davies who was due to celebrate her 43rd birthday this weekend.
"Although we currently have a man in custody I want to appeal to anyone who was in this area of Neath Road between 1pm and 2pm on Tuesday afternoon who may have seen anything suspicious to come forward.
"Officers responded to several calls from the public who reported seeing a man in the road. I would like to thank the members of the public who stopped at the scene on Tuesday to offer assistance and those who have responded to our appeal for information so far."
Detectives are also appealing to anyone who was in the area on Sunday afternoon at the time of the Swansea City v Chelsea Premier League match at the Liberty Stadium. Superintendent Pritchard added: "I am keen to hear from anyone who saw or heard anything suspicious involving a man and a woman on Sunday afternoon.
"There was a football car park in this area so there would have been a lot of people around at the time. These people may have information that could be of assistance to us regarding Alison's death."
A force spokesman added that HM Coroner has been informed and the deceased's family is being supported by a specially-trained family liaison officer. Police are appealing for anyone with information to contact them on 101 or 01656 655555 quoting incident number 1600352748 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.