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Burglar jailed for attack using hammer and hoover

A burglar has been jailed for beating a man up using a hammer, a stepladder and a hoover.

Nicholas Lapping was given five years. Credit: Gwent Police

Gwent Police says Nicholas Lapping, 32, knocked the door of a lone man at his home address in Abertillery.

As the man answered the door he was viciously assaulted and required hospital treatment.

Lapping pleaded guilty to aggravated burglary at Cardiff Crown Court and was sentenced to 5 years.

This was a particularly nasty incident that took place at the home address of a lone male, in what should be a safe place.

The actions of the defendant were cruel and no thought was given to the long term effects his behaviour would have on the victim.

– PC Lisa Watkins


Appeal over seven months pregnant missing woman

Police are appealing for help to find a missing woman from Abertillery, who is seven months pregnant.

Karla Price, 26, was last seen on Friday 2 May on Cardiff Road in Newport.

Karla Price is described as having dark dyed black shoulder length hair. Credit: Gwent Police

She is described as five feet two inches tall, with a slim build even though she is pregnant, dark dyed black shoulder length hair - and she could be wearing a pink showerproof hoody.

Gwent Police says officers are concerned for her welfare, as she is pregnant, and because of the length of time she has been missing.

If anyone knows of her whereabouts, they are asked to phone 101.


Prince Edward arrives for Abertillery visit

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Man dies in Ebbw Vale crash

The crash happened in the early hours of this morning Credit: ITV News

A 23-year-old man has died following a crash in Ebbw Vale in the early hours of this morning.

Gwent Police say the collision, involving a blue MG car, happened on Beaufort Hill, Beaufort, at around 12.50am.

The man, from Abertillery, was the only occupant of the vehicle and was pronounced dead at the scene. Witnesses are being asked to call 101 quoting log 29 09/02/14.

Armed robbery at Abertillery shop

Police are appealing for information after a robbery by a man holding what is believe to be a gun at a shop in Abertillery.

Officers were called to the Lucky Superstore on Cwm Cottage Road at around 8pm on Wednesday night.

Gwent Police say that the shopkeeper was threatened verbally by the man saying he had a gun and he wanted her to open the till. He then pointed what appeared to be a gun at her.

Cash, a handbag and 2 mobile phones were taken in the raid.

The man is described as being 6 feet tall and strongly built. He had a local accent which was described as being soft and not matching his size. He was wearing a grey hooded top that had lime green laces and front pocket, black shell type tracksuit bottoms and white trainers. He also had a black woollen scarf pulled up over the lower part of his face and was wearing black woollen gloves.

– Gwent Police Statement

The man was last seen walking down Richmond Road, near to where a part of the till was later recovered.

Gwent Police have asked for anyone with information to ring 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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