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Barry murder: family tribute to 'quiet man'

  Robert Farley (Family photo - South Wales Police)

The family of a Barry man found dead at his home have described him as a ''gentle, peaceful and loving man''.

Detectives are treating the death of Robert Farley as murder - the body of the 61 year-old was discovered at an address on West Walk at around 1am on Friday morning.

A 53 year-old man is still being questioned on suspicion of murder.

In a statement on Saturday, Mr Farley's daughter said: ''Bobby was given the name 'the quiet man' by those who knew him - this portrays his personality well.''

''Earlier in his life he was hardworking, very sociable and well-liked by many.''

''Bobby had his own battle with alcohol - he tried numerous times to overcome this, with support from his friends and family.''

''He was a son, a brother, a father to Michele and grandfather to three wonderful boys...our hearts are filled with grief and sadness at the untimely death of our much-loved father, grandad, and friend.''

''Our memories of my dad will live in our hearts forever of the vibrant, charismatic, fun loving and kind man that graced our lives!''

There's also been an increased police presence in the area as the investigation continues.

A South Wales Police spokeswoman confirmed to Bro Radio News that Knap Gardens was 'secured' on Friday during their enquiries.


Officers have appealed for witnesses to come forward, if they noticed any suspicious activity in and around the West Walk area, between last Monday night (30th August) and the early hours of Friday (3rd September).

Detective Superintendent Darren George, who is leading the investigation, has thanked residents in the local community, who have come forward with information so far.

He said: ''I make a further appeal to the local community who may be able offer information in relation to any suspicious activity in and around the West Walk area of Barry.''

''No matter how insignificant you believe any information may be, please contact the major incident room.''

Anyone with information should contact the Major Crime Team, based at the incident room in Cardiff Central, on 101, quoting reference no. 2100309626.

Alternatively, visit the South Wales Police website, DM via Facebook or Twitter or email

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