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Police appeal after man attacked in Penarth

Police in Barry are appealing for witnesses after an unprovoked attack which left a man with injuries to his face and mouth.

The 50-year-old man had been drinking with friends ar the Railway pub on Plymouth Road, Penarth, on Sunday 21st September.

He had gone outside with his wife around 1.45am where he was punched once by an unknown person to the left side of his face and knocked over.

We have yet to identify the attacker but we are sure that some of the people who had been in the pub must have seen something or may know something about this attack

– PC Emma Fitzgerald, South Wales Police

Anyone with information is asked to call South Wales Police on 101 quoting reference number 1400353386.

Gwent Police welcome IPCC report into wife murder

In a statement, Gwent Police says it 'welcomes' the IPCC report into the way the force dealt with Caroline Parry before her death.

The force says recommendations put forward in the report have now been implemented.

We welcome the IPCC report into the way that Gwent Police handled contact with Caroline Parry and Christopher Parry, in the months preceding the tragic death of Caroline in August 2013. First and foremost our condolences remain with those family and friends who have suffered her loss.

Gwent Police continues to work hard to improve our response to Domestic Abuse Stalking and Harassment incidents, however we accept that further improvements need to be made. Specific areas of learning were identified during three incidents when police had contact with either Caroline Parry or Christopher Parry.

All recommendations from the report have already been implemented. These will help us improve the information our officers have when responding to incidents of Stalking and Harassment and consequently how these incidents are dealt with.

– Gwent Police statement


Gwent police force criticised over wife murder

Caroline Parry was murdered by her husband outside her home in Newport last year Credit: Family photo

An independent report has found shortcomings in the way Gwent Police handled contact with a woman, shortly before she was killed by her husband.

Christopher Parry was jailed for 26 years for the murder of his wife,Caroline Parry, in Newport last year.

The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) recommended that Gwent Police need to make improvements to the way the force handles stalking and harassment cases.


Police appeal to help find missing student

Police are appealing for information to help find a university student who they believe could be in Bangor.

Jason Tatlock, 20, has not been seen since he left his home in the Black Country, in the Midlands, a week ago.

Jason Tatlock hasn't been seen for a week Credit: Family photo

Police are looking into an ATM transaction in Bangor, where Jason's bank card was used to withdraw cash.

Jason is described as a white male, 5ft 9ins tall, of thin build, with mousy cropped hair and a fair complexion. He was wearing three-quarter length blue-grey trousers, white ankle socks and pale denim deck shoes when he was last seen.

His family and friends are very worried as it’s completely out of character for Jason to vanish like this without letting anyone know of his whereabouts.

If anyone has seen Jason I’d urge them to contact me immediately so we can make checks that he is safe and well. Equally, I’d ask for Jason himself to please contact a friend or family member to let someone know he’s OK.

– Dudley police

Anyone with information is asked to call DC Homer at west Midlands Police on the 101 number.

Tributes paid to Welsh poet Dannie Abse

Tributes have been paid to the Welsh poet Dannie Abse, who has died aged 91.

Fellow Welsh poet, Owen Sheers said he is 'deeply saddened' by the news, while Stephen Doughty, MP for Cardiff South and Penarth, described him as 'legendary'.

Public consultation on Wylfa power station begins

Horizon Nuclear Power, the company established to develop the new nuclear power station at Wylfa on Anglesey, has today set out how people can have their say on building plans.

The talks will pave the way for weeks of future consultation on building plans. Credit: ITV Wales News

The first phase of public consultation begins later, paving the way for a further ten weeks of talks regarding the proposed multi-billion pound Wylfa Newydd power station.

It is crucial that people have the opportunity to have their say on our proposals. Wylfa Newydd is a major investment in the region and brings with it a wide range of benefits, from the economic to the educational, so we want to encourage people to take the time to get involved and understand what the project means for them, for the local area, and for Wales and the UK more widely.

– Alan Raymant, Horizon Chief Operating Officer

'Flying doctors' service to be introduced next year

A new 'flying doctors' service for Wales has been announced by the Welsh Government, representing new means for critically ill and injured people to transported to hospital by road and air.

The service will be operational in spring next year.

The Emergency Medical Retrieval and Transfer Service Cymru is the first national service of its kind in the UK and has been developed using the latest evidence from military and civilian experience.

It is thought the service could contribute to at least a 40 per cent improvement in survival rates from major trauma across the country and could reduce transfer times to specialist hospital care by the same percentage.

The service will be able to reach around 95 per cent of the population of Wales by air from the two bases out of Swansea and Welshpool and will be operational by April 2015.

This new service will transform our ability to provide the very best care to the most critically-ill patients in Wales. It will provide patients in remote and rural areas of Wales with rapid access to the skills of a consultant in emergency or intensive care medicine, who are equipped to provide life-saving, specialist critical care.

Our aim for specialist emergency services in Wales is for the most seriously-injured and sick patients to be treated by the very best clinicians, providing world-class, life-saving treatment.

These highly-specialised services will be provided at a fewer number of hospitals in the future but they will be supported by a wider network of local hospitals, offering people access to local accident and emergency care.

– Vaughan Gething AM, Deputy Health Minister
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