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Train station in Cardiff cordoned off after body found in nearby river

A busy railway station in the north of Cardiff was surrounded by police cars and ambulances after officers found a body in the River Taff today.

Ambulances, first response vehicles and police cars lined Station Road next to Radyr railway station and officers guarded the entrance to the underpass, which was cordoned off with police tape.

A spokesman for South Wales Police confirmed officers found a man’s body in the river near Station Road around midday.

He added: “The man’s family have been informed of his death, which is not being treated as suspicious at this stage.”

South Wales Police and the Welsh Ambulance Service attended the incident.

Local councillor Roderick McKerlich said: “It’s a great tragedy.”

Andrew Jones, a mechanic at Radyr Garage, which is located next to the railway station, said: “We had no idea what was going on. We heard a loud bang at around 11.30am and we suddenly saw police cars and ambulances everywhere.” 

He added: “We haven’t seen anything on the tracks, it seems to be underneath the bridge. The trains have been running all day.” 

Local residents took to Twitter to discuss the incident.

Posting on the social media site around 2pm, Meg Hayward said: “Police everywhere in Radyr.”

Ashlee Edwards reported Radyr had turned into “a crime scene”.

Local resident Howie Davies said: “Thoughts with the family and friends of the individual involved in the incident in Radyr today. Very sad.”

Nye Norman said: “Feel sorry for the family of the person who sadly took their own life under the railway bridge in Radyr today.” 

A spokesman for Arriva Trains Wales confirmed services had not been affected by the incident and trains ran as normal all day.

The coroner has been informed of the death.

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