The man attacked in Bute Park last month has passed away due to injuries

Three people have been charged with his attempted murder

Dr. Gary Jenkins, a man attacked in Bute Park during the early hours of 20th July, has passed away.

The 54-year-old spent two weeks in the University Hospital of Wales before succumbing to his injuries.

His family have described Dr Jenkins as a “loving father” of two who lived his life “happily with love, music, creativity and dedication to his profession”.

Three people have already been charged with the attempted murder of Dr Jenkins, however South Wales Police have confirmed via Twitter that this will now be treated as a murder investigation.

Jason Edwards, 25, (from Riverside, Cardiff), Lee William Strickland, 36, (of no fixed abode), and a 16 year old girl (who cannot be named for legal reasons) are currently in custody awaiting an appearance at Cardiff Crown Court on 23rd August.

Whilst detectives are not looking for anyone else involved, they are still appealing for information from anyone that was in Bute Park in the early hours of 20th July, especially people who were near the Millennium footbridge between 12am and 1:20am.

Any information, regarding this incident, can be submitted here.

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