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Police appeal after driver hits parked car and fails to stop

Police are appealing for information after a driver hit a parked car and failed to stop.

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It happened on Leach Road in Bettws, Newport at around 5pm on Friday September 23rd.

It's thought there were four young men in the car. One is described as being around 5ft 10 with black hair, and wearing a black tracksuit.

Another is described as 5ft 4 inches tall, wearing a burgundy tracksuit top and dark grey jogging bottoms.


Images released in bid to identify body found in North Wales forest

What the victim would like aged 50. Credit: North Wales Police

North Wales Police have released a series of images they hope will help solve a murder case.

In November two brothers were camping in the forest in Conwy ahead of the motor sport event Wales Rally GB when they made a gruesome discovery. Whilst searching for firewood, they uncovered human remains.

North Wales Police launched a large scale forensic search and were able to recover virtually an entire male skeleton.

Pathology indicated the man had died from blunt trauma to the head, and a murder investigation was launched.

What the victim would look like aged 60 (left) and 70. Credit: North Wales Police

Now they've released reconstructions of the victim aged 50, 60 and 70 hoping someone will identify him.


Cap on rail fares announced for passengers in Wales

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The Welsh Government has announced that regulated rail fares in Wales will not rise above the rate of inflation until at least October 2018.

This means that from January 2017 the maximum increase that Arriva Trains Wales can apply to regulated rail fares will be 1.9% - 0% above the Retail Price Index rate of inflation.

For 2017, we have again determined that capping fares at 0% above the rate of inflation is preferable – providing continuity to existing rail users and ensuring that travelling by train remain sattractive and affordable. Rail fare increases from January 2018 until the end of the current franchise in October 2018 will also be capped at the rate of inflation and not a penny more.

– Ken Skates AM, Economy and Infrastructure Secretary

Police appeal after 70-year-old Bargoed man goes missing

Robert Evans has not been seen since Saturday evening. Credit: Gwent Police

Gwent Police is appealing for information to help find a 70-year-old man who's gone missing from the Bargoed area.

Robert Evans was last seen on the 24th September 2016 at 10:30pm leaving the Beech Grove social club in Hengoed. Police say he hasn’t been seen since then and police are concerned for his well-being.

Robert Evans is described as being approximately 5FT 7’ tall, slight build, short grey hair and wearing glasses.

Officers are urging anyone who has seen him or has information about his whereabouts to contact Gwent Police on 101 quoting log number 151 26/09.

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