May 5th 2017: Police wearing surgical gloves, Penarth Coastguards wearing blue helmets and a Fire Service officer from the Penarth station of the SouthWales Fire and Rescue Service confer on Penarth foreshore – a short distance from the location of the body

The identity has now  been released of the local man whose body was found on the foreshore of Penarth Head on May 5th .

He has been named as Thomas Cynon Davies aged 36 whom police have confirmed was a resident of  Penarth.

The naked body of Mr Davies was found on the foreshore in the afternoon of May 5th but the cause of death has yet to be established .

May 5th 2017: Some of the emergency vehicles at the Esplanade following the discovery of the body of Thomas Cynon Davies on the sea shore (Photo Peter Stealey)

Police, paramedics and Penarth coastguard officers were called to the scene but were not able to remove the body until a police photographer had completed the task of taking  pictures at the location – half-way down the beach between the cliffs and the waterline –  and forensic experts had examined the body in situ.

The Vale of Glamorgan Coroner has opened an inquest which has now been adjourned until July.


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