05 Jan

On Wednesday (4 January), the body of missing man Aled Glynne Davies from the Pontcanna area of Cardiff was found by officials, South Wales Police have confirmed.

Although formal identification has not yet took place, they are almost certain for the body to be that of Mr Davies.

The 65-year-old, a former editor for BBC Radio Cymru went missing at about 11.30pm of New Year's Eve after he went out for a meal with his wife and decided to go for a walk.

At the time, his disappearance was described as being "very uncharacteristic". This then lead to a group of about 200 people combining the streets the following day to search for Aled.

In a statement, South Wales Police said:

"Officers searching for Aled Glynne (Davies) who went missing on New Year’s Eve in Pontcanna, Cardiff have recovered the body of a man in Cardiff Bay.

Whilst formal identification has not yet taken place, we believe this to be Aled, whose family has been informed."

Aled's son, Gruffudd Glyn confirmed the news on social media yesterday, saying:

"Thank you so much for all your efforts. We are heartbroken to announce that Dad was discovered in the river this morning. 

Now it’s time for us all to relax. Let us all celebrate Dad’s life x 

Afryl, Gwenllian and Gruff (and the rest of our family)"

The family of Aled are receiving continuous support at this very sad time.

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