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Two charged after Mountain Ash shooting

Two men have been charged with attempted murder following a shooting in Mountain Ash on Sunday.

Mark Jones, 43, was critically injured in the incident, which happened in a lay-by New Road on Sunday evening.

Stephen Bennett, 51, from Pontypridd, and Edward Bennett, 46, from Mountain Ash, have also been charged with possession of a firearm.

They will appear before Pontypridd Magistrates Court tomorrow morning.

A third man has been released on bail.


Appeal following teenager's death at Mill Pond

Police are appealing for information after a teenager died at Mill Pond in Pembrokeshire on Monday.

Robert Mansfield from Pembroke is understood to have got into difficulties after entering the water in the early hours of July 27.

Robert Mansfield died after entering the body of water near Pembroke Castle. Credit: Family / Dyfed Powys Police

Enquiries have identified that a number of persons were in the area of the Mill Pond at the relevant time. Officers would like to speak with any persons who were at Mill Pond during the early hours of Monday, July 27, between 2.00am and 2.45am. Anyone with information is urged to call Pembroke Dock police station on 101.

– Dyfed Powys Police spokesperson

Mr Mansfield's death is not being treated as suspicious.


Agreement reached over Dafydd Elis Thomas future

Plaid Cymru says the party's former leader Dafydd Elis Thomas no longer faces possible deselection as a candidate in next year's Assembly election.

Plaid's National Executive was due to discuss tomorrow his criticisms of party leader Leanne Wood and the Westminster election campaign.

But earlier this week Lord Elis Thomas was backed by his constituency party in Dwyfor Meirionnydd after he agreed not to criticise Plaid Cymru policy again without discussing it with them first.

The discussions have come to an end. An agreement is in place between the constituency, Dafydd Elis-Thomas and the National Executive Committee. We will not be making any further statements on this matter.

– Plaid Cymru Spokesperson
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