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Two boys "forced" into a vehicle in Swansea

Police are appealing for witnesses after a report of an altercation that led to two young boys being forced into a vehicle in Morriston.

The vehicle was seen driving down Cwmbath Road. Credit: Google Maps

The incident happened just before 4pm this afternoon, when two women who were walking along Parry Road saw three men get out of a silver, saloon type vehicle.

The men became involved in the altercation with the boys, who it's thought were wearing uniforms from Bishop Vaughn school.

The boys were then seen to be forced into the vehicle, before it drove off along Cwmbath Road.

Anyone with information is urged to contact police on 101.

“We are investigating this incident and want to the any of the male occupants of the vehicle or the two boys who are believed to be involved in this altercation to get in touch. We are also keen to hear from anyone who may have information to assist our enquiries.”

– Detective Sergeant Carl Morris, Neath CID

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Tailbacks on M4 due to oil spill

Police are dealing with an oil spill on the M4 which is delaying drivers and causing tailbacks.

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Police say the incident is on M4 - Junction 28 Westbound near Tredegar House. Traffic is queuing between junctions - 29 and 24 with "significant tailbacks".

The hydraulic spill was from a from HGV that has broken down. Working to clear it is underway and the area should be clear within the hour.

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Torfaen MP Paul Murphy to stand down

Torfaen MP Paul Murphy has announced that he will stand down at the General Election in May. The former Cabinet Minister served in the Labour Governments of both Tony Blair and Gordon Brown - he's been the MP for Torfaen since 1987.

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Paul Murphy said, “This has been a difficult decision, but I think it’s the right thing to do. With a fixed five year term, I feel it would be better for a younger person to carry the Labour flag in our valley.

On a personal level I will miss both Paul’s friendship and decency. I wish him well for the future and know that he will continue to play a key role in securing a Labour government.

– Labour Leader Ed Miliband

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Two hundred job contracts end at Ford Bridgend

Around 200 jobs are to go at the Ford plant at Bridgend. The company says the workers were employed on temporary contract which would end in 2015.

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In a statement the company told ITV News, "Approximately 200 temporary contract employees at Bridgend Engine Plant, involved in the staged run out of a customer six-cylinder engine, are to be released on schedule in 2015.

Cardiff player out for season with ankle injury

Cardiff City defender Ben Turner is set to miss the rest of the season after scans revealed the extent of an ankle injury sustained during last weekend's FA Cup defeat to Reading.

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Turner has been ruled out for a least 10 to 12 weeks but manager Russell Slade has admitted he could be absent for longer.

The move could now edge Slade into a late change of plans before the transfer window closes on Monday with a replacement for Turner now high on the priority list.

Slade has brought in some cover already in former Huddersfield defender Lee Peltier who can cover right along the back four but with full back John Brayford also exiting the City Stadium this window another dip into the market is likely.

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