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Rugby club cancels fixtures after police officer death

Llandaff North RFC have cancelled all matches scheduled for this weekend, as a mark of respect for the police officer killed in Swansea.

South Wales Police Sergeant Louise Lucas Credit: South Wales Police

Louise Lucas died after being hit by a bus on Tuesday. Her husband Gavin Lucas is the head-coach at Llandaff North RFC.

In a statement on their website, the club offered their condolences.

It is with great sadness and regret that we inform you of the death of Louise Lucas, the wife of our head coach Gavin Lucas, following a road traffic accident in Swansea yesterday.

We at the club send Gavin, the children and all Louise's friends and family our deepest condolences and warmest thoughts at this most difficult and painful of times. She will be hugely missed by all who knew her and beyond.

The North family stands beside you. As a mark of respect all matches scheduled for this weekend have been postponed

– Llandaff North RFC
South Wales Police tweeted this picture of a flag half mast earlier Credit: South Wales Police

Tributes have poured in for Louise from fellow police officers and from members of the public.

South Wales Police says it's continuing to investigate the cause of the tragic incident, in which Louise's daughter was also injured, and are appealing for witnesses to come forward.

Wrexham FC post advert for new manager

Wrexham football club have issued an advert on their website for a new manager.

The club has a 'large, passionate fan base' Credit: PA

The club, which is the only fully professional club in North Wales, say they're looking for 'the right candidate' to be a part of their future growth.

It comes just days after it was announced manager Kevin Wilkin would leave the club, following a 5-4 defeat in the FA trophy final against North Ferriby at Wembley.

Read: Wrexham manager goes after Wembley defeat


Swansea midfielder facing six weeks on sidelines

Swansea City midfielder Tom Carroll is facing up to six weeks on the sidelines with ankle ligament damage.

The 22 year old midfielder is on loan from Tottenham Credit: PA

The England Under-21 International was hurt during their 1-0 victory over the Czech Republic last Friday, in which he scored their only goal.

A spokesman for Swansea City confirmed the 22-year-old is now expected to be out for between four and six weeks.

So far Carroll has made 18 appearances for the Swans, after joining them last summer on a season-long loan.

Elsewhere it's understood manager Garry Monk is awaiting results of a scan on winger Jefferson Montero, who reportedly suffered a muscle strain last weekend.

The Swans continue their Premier League campaign on Saturday, when they host Hull City.

Body of 29-year-old man found in street

Police are investigating after the body of a 29-year-old man was discovered early on Wednesday morning in a street in Carmarthen.

St Catherines Street where the body was discovered. Credit: Google Street View

Dyfed Powys Police say there are no suspicious circumstances.

The body of a 29-year-old male has been found on St Catherine’s Street, Carmarthen. Police received the report at 7am on Wednesday, April 1, and attended with ambulance, who pronounced the man dead at the scene. The death is not being treated as suspicious. Next of kin have been informed.

– Dyfed Powys Police


Police investigate after dog-walker seriously assaulted

Police are appealing for information after a 60-year-old man was assaulted whilst walking his dog. He was left with serious injuries.

The incident happened at 10.30am on Thursday March 19th Credit: ITV News

The incident happened near Marine Lake in Rhyl, around 10.30am, on Thursday March 19th.

The offender is thought to be in his fifties, and around six foot, with short cropped grey hair.

Police are asking anyone with any information to come forward.

The victim was walking his dog on the Cob at Marine Lake when it started fighting with another dog, a black Staffordshire bull terrier.

The victim has attempted to part the dogs when the other dog owner has attacked the man inflicting serious injury.

– Investigating Officer PC Kirsty Colegate
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