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Friday, 16 June, 2000, 19:40 GMT 20:40 UK
Family of murder victim appeal for calm
Royal Gwent Hospital in Newport
The alleged attack took place near the Royal Gwent Hospital
The family of Indonesian-born man have appealed calm after he was allegedly attacked outside a south Wales hospital.

Jan Marthin Passelbessi, 48, was killed after he took his step-daughter to the Royal Gwent Hospital in Newport for treatment when she had been attacked.

His family, who came over from Holland, held a vigil of condolence in his memory outside the hospital.

In a statement issued through Gwent Police they said: "Jan was a peace-loving man who was against the use of violence of all kinds.

"Throughout his life he deplored violence and the use of it to achieve any outcome.


 Jan Marthin Pasalbessi
Jan Marthin Pasalbessi - was killed at the Royal Gwent Hospital

"We would not want there to be other outbreaks of aggression as a result of his tragic death.

"We ask to be allowed to grieve peacefully over our loss, and to be allowed the privacy and respect he would have cherished to heal the wounds."

Mr Pasalbessi died after being attacked in front of his 14-year-old step-daughter, Christina.

He had taken her to the hospital to be treated for an injury she suffered following an earlier incident near their home in Pill, Newport.

Two men, a woman and a youth have been charged with his murder.

Ashley Haynes, 18, of no fixed abode, Emma Oates, 19, of New Street, Newport, Roger Talbot, 21, of The Beeches, Cwmbran, and a 16-year-old youth, were remanded in custody by Newport magistrates.

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