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Wanted au pair updates Facebook on the run

French au pair Emeline Essertel is wanted by South Wales Police. Credit: South Wales Police

A French au pair on the run from UK police has been updating her Facebook and continuing to offer her services as a nanny.

Emeline Essertel is wanted by detectives in South Wales after failing to appear in court in March to answer charges relating to fraud, taking a debit card and possessing CS gas.

Police appealed for information last month after the 24-year-old fled to France while on bail.

Since then, she has uploaded photographs from the Heineken Cup Final in Dublin, a two-week trip to Amsterdam and a night out with friends.

Cannabis worth £3.5m seized in police raids across UK

Cannabis worth £3.5m was seized by 130 police officers in early morning raids across south Wales and the west of England today.

Eight arrests were made by police and £400,000 in cash was discovered in the crackdown operation.

A large cannabis factory was later found and destroyed by authorities in Cardiff, and further raids were made in Newport, Bath and Bristol.

10 properties were raided across the UK in the early hours of Tuesday morning. Credit: 10 properties were raided in the early hours of this morning Credit: South Wales Police

Detective Inspector Paul Latham, who led the operation, said: "Operation Pristina was put in place to target individuals believed to be involved in the cultivation and supply of cannabis across South Wales and the west of England.

"During the course of this operation we have successfully disrupted many of those who have been suspected of dealing in drugs."

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Adults and children injured in 'car collisions' in Cardiff

South Wales Police has confirmed adults and children have been injured in a series of car accidents in Cardiff:

Police in Cardiff are continuing to investigate a number of road traffic collisions in the Ely and Leckwith area of the city.

A 31-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the incident and a van has been seized.

There are 11 confirmed casualties including adults and children who have been taken to the University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff.

Their ages and conditions are yet to be confirmed.

Officers are currently in attendance at a number of locations including Crossways Road, Cowbridge Road West, Grand Avenue, and Sloper Road.

Motorists are advised to avoid the area.

– South Wales Police