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Man Jailed For Partner's Manslaughter

Andrew Jones

Frederic Pallade died following an incident in Clydach

A 47-year-old man has been sentence to four years imprisonment after being found guilty of the manslaughter of his partner.

Frederic Pallade, aged 48, died following an incident at Gellionnen Road, Clydach Swansea at approximately 8.30pm on Wednesday 17 April 2019.

At the time of the incident Mr Pallade was found severely injured in the street before being taken to Morriston Hospital by ambulance where he died later that evening.

Andrew Jones, of Llansamlet, was found guilty of manslaughter yesterday at Swansea Crown Court and this morning was sentenced to four year’s imprisonment.

Detective Inspector David Butt, of the Major Crime Investigation Team, said: “We hope today’s verdict gives some comfort to Mr Pallade’s family and our sympathies remain with them.

“Domestic abuse often goes unreported and can lead to tragedy. I would urge anyone who is suffering from domestic abuse or knows someone who is to please report it to us and allow us to take action. We know how difficult this can be and we have specially trained officers to support you.

“If you feel unable to speak to us there are lots of other agencies who can offer support and advice – more details of these can be found at https://www.south-wales.police.uk/en/advice/domestic-abuse/

“Please do not suffer in silence.

“Finally I would like to thank the local community for their continued support throughout this investigation.”

The family of Frederic Pallade have issued the following statement:

“We as a family are still coming to terms with the loss of Frederic - our father, son, uncle and brother. He is dearly missed by all of us here in Swansea and in France and was taken from us far too soon.

“He was a loving and caring person with a passion for anything creative. I think most people will remember him for the amazing chef that he was, just like we do. His attention to detail and perfectionism was inspiring to us all. His talent will never be forgotten.

“We would like to thank his neighbours, although they did not know him they still rushed to his aide. We would also like to thank the emergency services who attended at the scene and also South Wales Police for their thorough investigation.”

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