Extradition of lodger sought after body found in Swansea landlord murder investigation
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Extradition of lodger sought after body found in Swansea landlord murder investigation

POLICE in Wales are seeking to extradite a man who was arrested in Ireland in connection with the disappearance of his Swansea landlord.

David Ellis, 40, was arrested in Ireland on Friday, September 18 as police continued their murder investigation of Alec Warburton, 59, from Sketty.

Mr Warburton has not been seen since July 31.

On Sunday, South Wales Police confirmed that a body – which has not been identified – was discovered near the village of Dolwyddelan in the north of the country.

A post mortem has been arranged and a family liaison officer is supporting Mr Warburton’s family.

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Welsh police are continuing to liaise with Garda officers in connection with the extradition of Mr Ellis back to Britain.

A European Arrest Warrant has also been applied for by South Wales Police.

Police launched an initial appeal for information after Mr Warburton went missing in July.

They said his Peugeot 205 had been spotted in north Wales before returning to Swansea.

The car was found abandoned at Birkenhead port several days later.

Police said Mr Ellis had stepped off a ferry in Belfast on August 6.

This prompted a fresh appeal for information and the subsequent arrest of Mr Ellis.

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