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Murder of Tomasz WAGA

South Wales Police are appealing for information regarding a murder in Cardiff on 28/01/21

Tomasz Waga death: Two men held in France over Cardiff inquiry.

The body of Tomasz Waga was discovered in the street in Penylan, Cardiff in January.

Six men have now been charged and remanded in custody following the murder of Polish national Mr Waga - who had been living in Essex and had travelled to Cardiff on the day he died.

Mr Waga was found unconscious by a dog walker on Westville Road, on 28 January 2021.

South Wales Police said they continue to work jointly with the International Crime Coordination Centre and the National Crime Agency to locate the remaining suspects.

Mr Waga’ family continue to be updated and supported by liaison officers.


Following recent arrests in Paris, police said they were no longer looking for Josif Nushi, 26, and Mihal Dhana, 27.  However, the investigation team has renewed its appeal to trace and locate three other men they believe are connected to the case.


They are:

Gledis Mehalla, 19, who was last known to be in Cathays, Cardiff

Elidon Elezi, 22, last known to be in East Finchley, London

Artan Pelluci, 29, last known address was in Cathays, Cardiff


Senior Investigating Officer, DCI O’Shea, said "International borders are no barrier to us pursuing people suspected of murder in the UK, we have excellent links with law enforcement colleagues across Europe including Albania,"

"I anticipate further co-operation as we pursue the remaining suspects, so say to you that we will catch up with you eventually. It will be better to surrender voluntarily and you will be treated fairly in accordance with the laws of the UK."


Police said they were still trying to trace a silver-grey Mercedes C200 Sport car, registration BK09 RBX, which was last seen in Cardiff on the day Mr Waga was killed.


A £5,000 Crimestoppers reward offer has also been made for information leading to the arrest / locating of either Gledis Mehalla, Elidon Elezi, Artan Pelluci or the missing Mercedes car.


All three wanted men have links with Lushnje in Albania, Yorkshire, north-west London and Bristol.


Contact Information

Anyone with any information should contact the incident room at Cardiff Central Police Station on 02920 634184, 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 and quote reference 2100032866.


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