Police in Cardigan, Wales (Image: Nick Bolton/MEDIA WALES)

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A murder investigation has been launched after a 37-year-old man was found dead in a town in Wales.

Emergency services were called to Cardigan in Ceredigion in the early hours of this morning.

Parts of the town centre were cordoned off overnight as a large number of police officers were seen in the area, Wales Online reports.

The main road into the town from the south was closed off for both motorists and pedestrians, while parts of nearby Golwg-y-Castell were also sealed off by police.

Paramedics were also called to the scene after receiving reports of someone having suffered “traumatic injuries”.

Police have now confirmed that a man, aged 37, has died, while a 22-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder.

A man was found dead in Cardigan in Ceredigion
(Image: Nick Bolton/MEDIA WALES)

The name of the victim has not yet been released, but police have confirmed that a post-mortem examination will be conducted, while specialist officers have been deployed to support the family of the deceased.

A Welsh Ambulance Service spokesperson said: "We were called at midnight to reports of a person with traumatic injuries in the St Dogmaels Road area of Cardigan, Ceredigion.

"We sent two rapid response vehicles and one emergency ambulance to the scene where we worked with colleagues in the police.

"No further information is available."

A spokesman for Dyfed-Powys Police said: "We can confirm that we have launched a murder investigation following the death of a 37-year-old man in Cardigan in the early hours of today (Wednesday, July 21).

"This morning a 22-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder.

"Our initial investigation focused on a number of areas of interest, with a large police presence and a couple of road closures, which we know has had an impact on people in the town.

"We would like to thank residents for their help, support and understanding during this time."

Anyone with information relating to the incident is asked to either report it online, by e-mailing [email protected], or by calling 101.