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Police appeal for information on missing Newport man

Police are appealing to the public after a 24-year-old man went missing from Newport three days ago.

David Finney was last seen on Chepstow Road, opposite Beechwood Park, on Friday.

David Finney, 24, has been missing from Newport since Friday. Credit: Gwent Police

He is described as being 5ft 3" tall with a slim frame and with blonde/mousey hair and blue eyes. It is believed he was driving a yellow Suzuki Ignis, registration number FH53 ZDN.

Anyone with information is asked to call Gwent Police on 101 quoting log number 269 1/3/15.

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Wrexham dog-walker assaulted in attempted puppy theft

Police are appealing for information after a woman was assaulted as two youths tried to steal her puppy.

The woman was walking a German Shepherd dog and a St Bernard puppy in a field off Ruthin Road in Bwlchgwyn, Wrexham, when she was approached by two youngsters, aged around 15, about buying the puppy.

After telling them it was not for sale, the woman was struck in the face with a snooker ball before the two tried to take the St Bernard.

They left empty-handed after the German Shepherd kept them at bay.

The incident happened in a field just off Ruthin Road in Wrexham.

This was a vicious assault on a woman simply walking her dogs. We are keen to speak to anyone who may have seen a white flatbed vehicle carrying scrap and travelling on the Ruthin Road on Friday afternoon, or who may have information about this offence to call police on 101. Alternatively call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 55111. Crime reference number SO28039.

– DI Neil Harrison, North Wales Police

Investigation underway into abuse claims at Carmarthen school

Officers from Dyfed Powys Police are investigating allegations of abuse by former members of staff at a school in Carmarthen.

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Operation Almond is focusing on claims of physical and sexual at Rhydygors School between 1976 and 1986.

A previous investigation took place after the allegations were initially made in 2000, but no-one was charged.

The inquiry will also investigate further allegations made in 2012 which include a report of abuse at Cartref-y-Gelli care home in Carmarthen between 1986 and 1990.

Over twenty victims have already been identified.

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Tributes paid to 12-year-old killed in Cardiff crash

A 12-year-old boy who died in a crash last week has been named as Hamid Ali Khan from Riverside in Cardiff.

12-year-old Hamid Ali Khan died following a car crash on Ninian Park Road in Cardiff on Friday, February 27. Credit: South Wales Police

Hamid was a pupil at Fitzalan High School in and has been described by his family as a keen football fan who supported both Cardiff City and Chelsea.

Cardiff City fans paid tribute to Hamid with a round of applause in the 12th minute of the match against Wolverhampton on Saturday.

In a tribute his family said:

Hamid was a wonderful son and brother. We were immensely proud of him and everything he achieved. He was a very loving child and respectful of his family and everybody he met.

Hamid was a regular worshipper at the Severn Road mosque in Canton and was in the process of memorising the Koran having just completed the first chapter. He had dreams of becoming a doctor or footballer and was excelling academically at school. We would never have to nag him to do his homework - he would just quietly get on with his studies.

Hamid loved life - he would always be ready to go off to school excited at the prospect of learning something new each day. We are all devastated but take comfort in knowing Hamid fitted so much in to such a short life.

– Hamid Ali Khan's family

A 25-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and released on police bail.

South Wales Police is continuing to appeal for any witnesses to come forward.

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