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Cardiff drug dealers jailed for four-and-a-half years

Credit: South Wales Police

Two Cardiff drug dealers, who crashed their van as they tried to escape from police, have been jailed.

Husseiin Mursal and Said Yusuf, both 26, have been sentenced to four-and-a-half years in prison after being arrested by plain clothed police officers.

They were seen dealing drugs from a silver Berlingo mini van on Moria Place in the Roath area.

When they spotted the police they tried to escape. They crashed into a parked car before getting their vehicle stuck between a police vehicle and bollards.

Heroin and crack cocaine were seized at the scene by officers.

These men were caught red handed selling class A drugs on the streets of Cardiff.

They have continually lied about their involvement in drug dealing but the jury saw right through them.

Crack and heroin does untold damage to communities and I hope the sentences imposed deters others from following their path.

I also hope this sentence and the story behind it reassures the local community that we are actively tackling drug dealers every day on the streets of Cardiff.

– Detective Sergeant Dave Bancroft, from the Cardiff Organised Crime Unit

Flags lowered as minute's silence observed in Senedd

The flags were lowered to half-mast outside the Senedd Credit: Nick Powell

AMs, Assembly staff and visitors have held a minute's silence in solidarity with MPs, who were also remembering those killed in the terrorist attack on Westminster.

It took place at 09:33, the same time as the minute's silence in the House of Commons. Meetings of Assembly committees were paused and the flags outside the Senedd lowered to half-mast.

AMs and officials paused for a minute's silence at meetings in the Senedd Credit: Senedd TV

We expect Assembly business to proceed as planned. Our security service and the police are working closely together. The police have increased the presence of armed officers around the Assembly estate and surrounding area as a precaution.

– Presiding Officer Elin Jones AM

Man charged with attempted murder following assault

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Police say a 45-year-old man has been charged with attempted murder following reports of an assault in Dowlais yesterday afternoon.

Robert Jones, from Penydarren, will appear before Merthyr Tydfil Magistrates Court later this morning.

A 35-year-old man remains at the University Hospital of Wales where he is said to be in a serious but stable condition.

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£8m bid to secure iconic bridge

The bridge in 1968. Credit: PA/PA Archive/PA Images

Newport City Council is backing a bid to secure the future of the city’s iconic Transporter Bridge. The council plans to bid for £8m of Heritage Lottery funding to fund a long term programme of improvements, maintenance and repairs.

It says the friends of Newport Transporter Bridge are backing the council’s plans and have been involved in discussions on how the project can progress.

The funding is needed to carry out essential on-going repairs to the bridge, improve the gondola which dates back to 1906, and to create a bigger and better visitor centre which will include improved visitor facilities at the site.

We have agreed to apply for this funding to help us improve the visitor experience around the Transporter Bridge and are hoping to involve the local community in helping us secure funds so the bridge will be here for future generations to enjoy. We have this iconic structure on our doorstep and many of us take it for granted but we need to get on with this programme of regeneration and expansion. We have had talks with the Friends of Newport Transporter Bridge who are keen to back us in our bid.

– Councillor Debbie Harvey, Newport Council
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