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CCTV released in connection with train assault

Officers want to speak to a woman in connection with the train assault Credit: British Transport Police

Officers investigating an assault on a 16 year-old girl at Abercynon rail station have released CCTV images of a woman they would like to speak to in connection with the incident.

Investigating officer PC Ian Brinkworth said: "The victim-a 16 year-old girl from Pontypridd- was waiting for a train with her friend when she was approached by a woman, who subsequently subjected her to a series of threats and verbal abuse.

"A few minutes later her train arrived and the victim boarded. However, she was followed by the woman, who forced her way past the train guard and punched the victim to the side of her face before leaving the train just prior to its departure."

Abercynon crash victim 'the life and soul of the party'

Christopher Griffiths is pictured with his partner Sammie Bowden, three-year-old daughter Caydieleigh and their dog, Decker. Credit: South Wales Police

The family of a 34-year-old man who died after a collision with a car in Abercynon on Friday has described him as "a much loved partner, father, grandson, son and uncle."

Christopher Griffiths was a tiler by trade, and a former pupil at Mountain Ash Comprehensive School.

His family said: "Everybody is devastated by the news and can’t believe he is gone. He was a much loved and respected member of the Abercynon community and was always the life and soul of the party. His infectious personality won everybody over.”

Officers are appealing for anyone who witnessed the collision, or saw a black Toyota, on Friday night to contact them.

A 22-year-old man has appeared before magistrates, charged with causing death by dangerous driving.

A 27-year-old woman has been charged with assisting an offender.

Arrest following fatal Abercynon collision

A 34-year-old man has died in hospital following a road traffic collision in Abercynon yesterday evening.

South Wales Police are appealing for witnesses to the incident, which happened on Margaret Street at around 7.15pm.

A 22-year-old man, who police say is local to the area, has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.


Family hope man's murder will 'act as a warning'

David Evans Credit: South Wales Police

The family of David Evans who was murdered at his home in January say they hope his death will "serve as a warning" to others who meet strangers over the internet.

Richard Evans, Mr Evans’s son, said he was a "gentle and loving father, brother, uncle and grandfather" and the "violent and needless manner" in which he died has "devastated" the family.

On Monday, a teenager from Abercynon, near Pontypridd, was found guilty of murdering the 64-year-old widower in his own home in Pentyrch. Bleddyn King is due to be sentenced on Tuesday.

Mr Evans said his father met King over the internet: "I hope will serve as a warning to others who meet strangers in this way.”

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