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Apology for 'unacceptable' delay in Tonypandy probe

South Wales Police has apologised and referred itself to the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) after an "unacceptable" delay in the investigation of child abuse claims against former House of Commons Speaker Lord Tonypandy.

South Wales Police Assistant Chief Constable Nikki Holland said: “We were made aware of these allegations in April 2013 and have attempted to get in touch with the [alleged victim].

“Unfortunately incorrect contact information was used and as a result we failed to make contact with him. We have since spoken to [the alleged victim], apologised for the delay and are investigating his claims.

"It is important that victims have the confidence to come forward and speak to us. We take any allegations regarding sexual assault or rape extremely seriously and urge anyone who has been a victim of this type of crime to make contact with us.”

– South Wales Police Assistant Chief Constable Nikki Holland said:

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Teenager arrested in Cardiff for suspected terrorism offences

South Wales Police made the arrest on Wednesday afternoon

An 18-year-old man from Grangetown in Cardiff has been arrested on suspicion of terrorism offences.

South Wales Police say he has been arrested under the Section 5, Terrorism Act 2006 for assisting in the preparation of an act of terrorism.

Police said that today's arrest was not linked to any immediate threat to public safety.

Singer and broadcaster Cerys Matthews gets an MBE

Singer and broadcaster Cerys Matthews said she was honoured to land an MBE for her services to music - and said it was more for the records she had played on air, than the ones she had made herself.

The 45 year old said: "I am delighted to receive this honour, and accept it not so much for the music I've made but for the music I've played on my BBC 6 Music show.

Cerys Matthews. Credit: ITV News

"Folk , blues , jazz , traditional music whose authors didn't receive recognition in their lifetimes. I am passionate about sharing music, through writing books, making documentaries and, of course, through the wonder that is radio... and to receive recognition for this is incredible."

Matthews, formerly the singer of Welsh band Catatonia and now a radio and TV presenter, said it was "incredible" to be recognised for her passion for sharing her love of music

Find out who else received an honour from the Queen here

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