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Man arrested following 'serious assault' in Barry

A man has been arrested in connection with an assault on a man in his 60s at a block of flats in Barry.

Ramsey Road in Barry. Credit: Google Street View

South Wales Police says the 32 year-old was arrested in St Athan in the early hours of this morning, Wednesday 28th October.

The assault occurred at a block of flats in Ramsey Road, Barry, at approximately 4am on Tuesday.

The victim – who is in his 60s - was in a critical condition at the University Hospital of Wales has since improved and is now in a stable condition.

I would like to reassure the local community that this was an isolated incident and that a man was arrested within hours of the incident happening following extensive arrest enquiries.

We would still like to hear from anybody who has information about what happened or who noticed anything suspicious.

– Acting Detective Chief Inspector Steve Jennings

Man in critical condition after assault in Barry

Police are appealing for information after officers were called out to an address in Barry in the early hours of Tuesday morning after a man in his 60s was assaulted.

Ramsey Road, Barry where a cordon is now in place. Credit: Google Street View

Police say they were called to the "serious assault" at block of flats in Ramsey Road at 4am.

The victim – a male in his 60s - was taken to the University Hospital of Wales with facial and head injuries where he remains in a critical condition.

Police are trying to establish the whereabouts of a local man in his 30s who they would like to speak to about the incident.

A police cordon has been set up within the premises on Ramsey Road.

Anybody with information is urged to contact South Wales Police via 101 quoting reference *397845, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555.


Motorcyclist killed in Merthyr crash named

Police have named the man who died in a road crash at Merthyr at the weekend.

Stuart Carney from Barry died in a road crash on Sunday near Merthyr. Credit: South Wales Police / Family Photo

South Wales Police says Stuart Carney from Barry died in a collision close to Merthyr roundabout at Nant Ddu on Sunday. His family have paid tribute to him:

Stuart was a courageous loving man who believed in you, helped you and advised you to grow. He was a fearless leader and a hero to many.

He was a devoted caring husband, nurturing father and a best friend to us all.

You will be sorely missed but still loved every single minute of the day. Gone but will never be forgotten about. We love you always

– family of Stuart Carney

Police have launched an investigation into the crash which happened just after midday and involved a motorcycle and a white BMW.

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Hundreds attend memorial service for crash victims

Hundreds of people are arriving at a memorial service in Barry this evening, for the four people who died in a car crash on the A470 in the Brecon Beacons.

Rhodri Miller, Corey Price and Alesha O'Connor, all 17 and from Barry, were killed, alongside Margaret Challis, 68 and from Merthyr Tydfil, in the crash on Friday night.

Richard Morgan reports from outside the service:

Wedding venue fined £20,000 after guest dies

A wedding venue in Wales has been fined £20,000 after a guest died because the patio lights weren't switched on.

Bob Kemp died a week later in hospital. Credit: Wales News Service

Grandfather Bob Kemp, 62, stumbled over a low wall in the darkness - and broke his neck in the tragedy at the wedding party at Sully Sports and Leisure Club in the Vale of Glamorgan.

Newport Crown Court heard how the lights on the patio weren't working when Mr Kemp tripped just 4ft onto the grass below.

Mr Kemp spent a week at the University Hospital of Wales in Cardiff but never recovered. His heartbroken partner Jenny died just months after the tragedy.

Businessman Mr Kemp, from Barry, had been celebrating with the newlyweds when he fell and broke his neck in June 2012.

The club, who claimed they had a "common sense" approach to health and safety, denied any wrong doing following the accident.

But a jury took less than two hours to find them guilty of breaking health and safety laws after failing to provide adequate lighting on the patio.

The club must also pay more than £20,000 costs.

Speaking after the case, his daughter Rachael Saddington said: "At last my father can rest in peace knowing that justice has been done."

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