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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.


Abergavenny florist wins gold at Chelsea Flower Show

Charlotte Cooke has previously won many other prizes for her designs.

A florist from Abergavenny - featured on ITV News a fortnight ago - has won a gold medal at this year's Chelsea Flower Show.

Charlotte Cooke, 27, was part of a team of five young florists that designed Interflora's exhibit for the show.

The Interflora design, called 'Succession', had five individually-designed wire canopy frames.


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