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Man held on suspicion of killing well-known drag queen



A person has been arrested on suspicion of manslaughter after the dying of a well known drag queen who was discovered lifeless in a metropolis centre alley.

Darren Moore, 39, was final seen in Cardiff at round 5am on Sunday sporting full face make-up, a luminous inexperienced gown, blonde wig, heels and carrying a clutch bag.

Officers had been known as to an alleyway close to Windsor Place and Park Lane later that evening the place Mr Moore’s physique was discovered.

South Wales Police stated a 50-year-old man had been arrested on suspicion of manslaughter and stays in custody.

A autopsy has been performed and additional examinations are ongoing to ascertain the reason for Mr Moore’s dying

Detective Chief Inspector Paul Raikes, main the investigation, stated: “Preliminary investigations have to date not revealed or confirmed any apparent reason for dying, nevertheless in depth inquiries are persevering with to ascertain the trigger and circumstances of Mr Moore’s dying.



I wish to thank the neighborhood for the wonderful help they’ve supplied to this investigation to date

Detective Chief Inspector Paul Raikes

“I wish to thank the neighborhood for the wonderful help they’ve supplied to this investigation to date, which has helped enormously, and I’d enchantment for anybody with info to please come ahead.

“I’d additionally once more prefer to respectfully ask folks to chorus from speculating on social media about what has occurred and please let the police investigation take its course.”

Detectives are interesting for anybody who might have seen Mr Moore, who was from Newport, within the metropolis centre through the early hours of Sunday to get in contact.

Additionally they wish to converse to anybody who was within the neighborhood of Park Lane and Windsor Place between 3am and 7am.

An incident room has been arrange at Cardiff central police station.



He was all the time the life and soul the place ever he went, he was our social butterfly

Darren Moore’s household

In a press release issued by police, Mr Moore’s household stated: “Darren Moore was a loving husband, son, brother, uncle and pal.

“He was all the time the life and soul the place ever he went, he was our social butterfly. He made positive he had lots of time for folks, and by no means judged others.

“Darren’s husband and household wish to thank everybody for his or her help however now want time to grieve and respectfully request privateness presently.”

A GoFundMe fundraising web page has been created to lift cash for Mr Moore’s household.

It stated: “Anybody who knew Darren would understand how he was by no means understated in his look and costume. His larger-than-life character and charisma had been one thing that you just’ll always remember.

“We’d prefer to help Darren and the household and provides Darren the largest send-off. Should you’re capable of and may afford a number of quid, please donate what you possibly can to make sure we do him proud.”

Tributes have additionally been paid from throughout Cardiff’s homosexual neighborhood.

The Golden Cross, Wales’s oldest LGBT+ venue, posted on Twitter: “We’re deeply saddened to study of Darren Moore’s passing.

“Lots of you’ll know of his long-standing help of the Golden.

“He was the life and soul of the social gathering and would all the time be entertaining the plenty, normally accompanied with a spherical of pictures.”

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