Man on murder charge after stabbing near Maesteg
A MAN has been charged with murder and attempted murder following a stabbing in Nantyffyllon near Maesteg.
Twenty-year-old Thomas Sutton died and Kyle Harris, 17, remains in hospital in a critical condition following Tuesday's incident.
Last night South Wales Police charged a 22-year-old man in connection with the incident and he was due to appear at Bridgend Magistrates' Court today.
Detective Chief Inspector Steve Benson-Davison, who is leading the murder investigation, said: "Although this individual has been charged, we are still urging anyone in the community with information to contact police as the investigation into these offences continues."
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He added: "I would like to thank the community of Maesteg and the media for their support of the investigation so far. The information provided to us has been invaluable."
Police launched a murder inquiry following the discovery of the youngsters on Tonna Road last week.
Mr Thomas's mother, Joanne, paid tribute to the former Maesteg Comprehensive School pupil from Caerau. She said: "Thomas was a loving, caring, son, brother, uncle and grandson. He would show a kindness for anyone if he could and sometimes this has gone unnoticed.
"Thomas loved life and will be sadly missed by his family and friends."
Meanwhile, Mr Harris remains at Princess of Wales Hospital in Bridgend.