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Police name van driver killed in Barry crash

Police have named a man who died in a road traffic collision in Barry on Saturday.

Merthyr Dyfan Road in Barry. Credit: Google Street View

Christopher Harry Barnfield, 70, from Abergavenny was driving a Mercedes Sprinter van which was in collision with the central reservation and road signs just north of the junction with Merthyr Dyfan Court.

The happened at around 10.25 am on Saturday 21st November.

South Wales Police is appealing for any witnesses to contact them.

Man appears in court charged with robbery after dog theft

The eight-week-old pug was later returned to its owner. Credit: Gwent Police

A man's been remanded in custody after allegedly stealing a £1,500 puppy from its owner.

Thomas Stokes, 45, from Nottingham, appeared at Newport Magistrates' Court this morning charged with robbery. He's alleged to have attacked a woman at her home in Abergavenny on October 26th and stolen an eight-week-old pug puppy she was advertising for sale.

Another man is due to appear in court on the same charge at a later date.


Pug dog stolen in home robbery - police appeal

Police are appealing for information after a black pug dog was stolen during a robbery at a home.

The pug was stolen on Monday evening. Credit: Gwent Police

Gwent Police say the robbery happened yesterday evening on Monday 26th October at around 5.45pm in Abergavenny.

Police would like to speak to two men. One is described as around 5 foot 8, in his 40s, with a large build and bald.

The second, is in his 30s, with fair hair and a moustache. They were driving a dark coloured car, possibly a Volkswagen Golf.

Anyone with information is asked to call 101 quoting log number 349 26/10/15.

Police are asking dog breeders to remain cautious when offering dogs for sale.

A4042: Man dies following collision with a car

Gwent Police are appealing for any information on the collision. Credit: ITV News

A man has died after being involved in a collision with a car near Llanellen Bridge on the A4042.

Gwent Police are appealing for any information on the collision, which involved a Seat Ibiza and a male pedestrian at 11.50 am.

Officers are currently at the scene and enquiries are ongoing.

A road closure has been put in place between the Hardwick Roundabout to the south of Llanellen Bridge, with traffic being diverted along Gypsy Lane.

Roads: Serious collision closes A4042

The A4042 is closed both ways in Abergavenny due to a serious collision involving a car and a pedestrian between A40 Monmouth Road, A465 Heads Of The Valleys Road (Hardwick Roundabout) and B4269 (Llanellen).

The collision occurred at approximately midday. There is a diversion in place for southbound traffic but no major delays in the area.


Police appeal for missing hospital patient

Police in Abergavenny have issued an appeal for information regarding the whereabouts of a missing hospital patient.

Perry Smith has been missing since yesterday morning. Credit: Gwent Police

Twenty-two-year-old Perry Smith, a patient at Llanarth Court Hospital, failed to return from escorted leave in Abergavenny Town Centre.

He was last seen walking from Abergavenny Bus Station into the Town Centre at around 10.30 yesterday morning.

Perry is described as white with a shaved head and was wearing a green waterproof short mac, brown Krishna t-shirt, black linen trousers and black Vans trainers with white soles. He was carrying a green camouflage rucksack.

Members of the public, if they do see Perry, are asked to call police as its believed he may be a potential risk without his medication.

If anyone knows of his whereabouts they are asked to call Gwent Police on 101 quoting log number 201 22/08/15.

Man who made illegal alterations to listed building to be sentenced

A property developer who has already pleaded guilty to making illegal alterations on the Monmouthshire house that inspired the hymn 'All Things Bright and Beautiful' is due to be sentenced today.

Kim Davies is due to be sentenced at Newport Crown Court later.

Sixty-year-old Kim Davies installed a Jacuzzi and spotlights into Llanwenarth House near Abergavenny.

Newport Crown Court has already heard that more than 60 changes to the Grade II-listed building were not approved by Brecon Beacons National Park Authority.

Davies bought Llanwenarth House in 2007 for £675,000 and has spent more than £1m developing it, including making changes to the original timber windows, doors and fireplace.

Seven-bedroom Llanwenarth House was originally built in 1532 on six-acres of land, and has a detached coach house along with an orchard.

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