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Home / Latest News / ‘No further action’ against eight men arrested over death of rugby stalwart Lyn Prosser

‘No further action’ against eight men arrested over death of rugby stalwart Lyn Prosser

Eight men arrested on suspicion of the murder of a man outside a city centre pub have been released without charge.

South Wales Police said that “no further action” will be taken against the eight, who were arrested following the death of Lyn Prosser in January.

Mr Prosser, 44, died following an incident outside O’Neill’s pub in St Mary Street, Cardiff, on Sunday, January 13.

The father-of-two, from Beddau in Rhondda Cynon Taff, worked as a taxi driver and played rugby for Beddau RFC and Llantrisant RFC.

At around 11.15pm on the night Mr Prosser died, there a had been a fight in O’Neill’s and several people were thrown out by door staff.

Mr Prosser was injured outside the pub and taken to the University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff, where he later died.

The men – aged 24, 25, 30, 35 and 48, and three aged 28 – were released on police bail after their arrest to allow time for detectives to investigate the case fully.

After reporting to Cardiff Bay police station on James Street on Wednesday, all eight were released from police bail on advice from the Crown Prosecution Service.

A spokeswoman for South Wales Police said Mr Prosser’s family had been updated and continue to be supported by a family liaison officer.

Detective Chief Inspector Steve Benson-Davison said: “A full file of evidence was submitted to the Crown Prosecution Service who have decided that no criminal offences were committed during this tragic incident.

“Our thoughts are with Mr Prosser’s family who have been updated with the development and I thank them for their support during our investigation.

“An inquest will now take place to determine the cause and full circumstances of Mr Prosser’s death.”

At the time of Mr Prosser’s death, a statement on the Beddau RFC website said: “Lyn was a huge character in the village and was well known by many from not just our community but from far and wide.

“He was a larger-than-life character and a friend to so many.

“He starred in the back row for both the Beddau and Llantrisant clubs and will be so sorely missed by all.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends at this sad time.”

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