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Police confirm they are dealing with an incident

Police vans in the road leading to Pontypridd rugby club Credit: ITV Wales

Police have confirmed they are dealing with an incident in Pontypridd but are not issuing any further details at this stage.

There is a large police presence around the town's rugby club.

The police helicopter has also been deployed and a cordon is in place.

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Police cordons in place around Pontypridd rugby club

Police officers are manning cordons around Pontypridd rugby club.

Police have been asked to comment.

Police cordons in place around Pontypridd rugby club Credit: Jaspreet Badwal/Corey Rees
Residents say the police helicopter is also in the air above the town Credit: Jaspreet Badwal/Corey Rees
A series of different cordons are in place Credit: Jaspreet Badwal/Corey Rees

Road closed near Pontypridd rugby club say residents

Maesycoed Road has been closed say residents Credit: ITV Wales

Residents in Pontypridd say Maesycoed Road is closed due to an ongoing incident.

The police helicopter can also be seen hovering above the town.

Angharad Cullimore sent this picture of the police helicopter Credit: Angharad Cullimore

Drivers urged to avoid Pontypridd town centre

Drivers are being urged to avoid Pontypridd town centre due to an ongoing police incident.

The council say there is traffic congestion in the area.

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