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Darren Moore: Man, 50, arrested on suspicion of killing well known drag queen in Cardiff city centre | UK News



A 50-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of the manslaughter of a famous drag queen, who was found dead in a downtown alley in Cardiff.

Darren Moore, 39 years old from Newport, is Last seen around 5am on Sunday with her make-up done, wears a luminous green dress, a blonde wig, high heels, and carries a hand bag.

That evening, officers were called to an alley near Windsor Place and Park Lane, where his body was found.

South Wales Police said on Wednesday they had arrested a 50-year-old man on suspicion of manslaughter and he remained in custody.

An autopsy has also been performed, while further examinations are underway to determine the cause of Mr Moore’s death.

Detective Chief Inspector Paul Raikes, who is leading the investigation, said: “Initial investigations to date have not revealed or confirmed any apparent cause of death, however investigations An extensive investigation is ongoing to determine the cause and circumstances of Mr. Moore’s death.

“I would like to thank the community for the great support they have provided with this investigation so far, it has been of great help and I would urge anyone with information to please provide information. believe.

“I also once again respectfully ask people not to speculate on social media about what happened and please let the police investigation proceed.”

Detectives are urging anyone who may have seen Mr. Moore downtown in the early hours of Sunday to get in touch.

They also want to speak to anyone near Park Lane and Windsor Place between 3am and 7am.

An incident room has been set up at Cardiff central police station, the force said.

‘Our social butterflies never judge others’

In a statement released by police, Mr Moore’s family said: “Darren Moore was a loving husband, son, brother, uncle and friend.

“He was always soul and life wherever he went, he was our social butterfly. He always spent a lot of time with people and never judged others.

“Darren’s husband and family would like to thank everyone for their support but now need time to grieve and ask for privacy at this time.”

A GoFundMe fundraiser has been set up to raise money for Mr. Moore’s family.

It said: “Anyone who knows Darren will know he is never to be underestimated in terms of looks and attire. His personality and larger-than-life charisma is something you’ll never forget.

“We want to support Darren and his family and give Darren the biggest goodbye. If you can and can afford a few pounds, please donate what you can to secure us. make him proud.”

Tributes were paid from across Cardiff’s gay community.

Golden Cross, Wales’ oldest LGBT+ venue, tweeted: “We are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Darren Moore.

“Many of you will know of his enduring support of Golden.

“He is the life and soul of the party and will always entertain the masses, often accompanied by a series of photos.”

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