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Pedestrian hospitalised after being involved in traffic collision

A pedestrian has been taken to hospital after being involved in a road traffic collision in Aberdare.

The incident happened yesterday afternoon near Aberdare Community School. Credit: Google

The incident happened at around 5:30pm yesterday and involved the pedestrian and a grey coloured Suzuki Swift car on the A4059, between the Aberdare Community School and the Asda Aberdare Superstore.

The person was taken to the University Hospital of Wales in Cardiff for treatment and the road was closed for around 5 hours while police carried out initial investigations and recovered the vehicle.

South Wales Police are appealing for any witnesses and is urging anyone with information to contact them on 101, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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Ex-police detective denies rape charges

A former police detective has denied raping two women while he was serving with the South Wales force.

Jeffrey Davies Credit: Athena Picture Agency

Ex-South Wales Police constable Jeffrey Davies, 43, pleaded not guilty to raping the two women when he appeared before magistrates today.

Cardiff Magistrates heard Davies, of Pinecroft Avenue, Aberdare, allegedly committed the two rapes between January 2002 and April 2003.

Magistrate Sarah Edwards told Davies he would next appear at Cardiff Crown Court on December 7th, with his trial likely to take place in the summer of 2016.

Davies was released on conditional bail.

Police find cannabis farm next to Conservative Club

A police officer sniffed out a £300,000 cannabis farm - next to a Conservative Club.

Cannabis plants. Credit: PA

PCSO Steve Taylor was walking past a packed Cons club venue when he smelt the strong smell.

A court heard the suspicious policeman went into the outbuilding next to the club the next day with a drugs warrant - and found 600 plants.

Police arrested Thanh Le, 22, and Tom Wang, 41, inside the buildings at Hirwuan, near Aberdare.

Merthyr Tydfil Crown Court heard how Chinese national Wang came to the UK illegally 10 years ago how Le, originally from central Vietnam, borrowed $28,000 from his family so he could travel to Britain.

Both men pleaded guilty to one charge of cultivation of cannabis. Each was jailed for 20 months.

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