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Appeal after man tries to rob local shop twice

Police are appealing for information after a man attempted to rob a village store twice in two weeks.

Police would like to identify this man. Credit: Gwent Police

Gwent Police says the attempted burglaries at the Spar in Trecenydd Road in Caerphilly happened in the early hours of Saturday 30th April and again on Saturday 14th May 2016 between 22.15pm and 22.45pm.

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101.

Appeal for missing teenager from Caerphilly

Police are appealing for information to find 15 year-old Chloe Smith who was reported as missing on Wednesday 4th May from her home in Abertridwr, Caerphilly.

Credit: Gwent Police / Family photo

Chloe is described as 5' 1" inches tall, slim build, with long dark hair. She was last seen wearing light blue jeans, a green parker jacket and possibly pink trainers.

Anyone with information is asked to call 101.


Memorial to 'forgotten' RAF World War II hero

A re-dedication service has been held for a World War II Flight Sergeant who was killed in action, but whose name was never included on his local war memorial.

Flight Sergeant Ronald Levis will be honoured this weekend. Credit: Caerphilly Council

Flight Sergeant Ronald Levis was killed at the start of the war but his name, until now, never appeared on the memorial at Senghenydd, Caerphilly.

Now with the support from Caerphilly County Borough Council the memorial has been refurbished and Ronald’s name has been added.

Contact was made with relatives of Ronald and relatives of his wartime sweetheart - who attended the re-dedication service on what is the anniversary of ‘Victory in Europe Day’.

Floral Tributes were laid on behalf of the community of the Aber Valley by the local Heritage Group, the Community Council and also representatives from the RAF.


Motorists warned of imminent car cruise

A car cruise is to take place at Spytty Retail Park, Newport Credit: Google Street View

Gwent Police are reminding motorists that driving in an anti-social manner is a crime after reports of car cruises in Caerphilly and Newport to take place.

The car cruises are to take place in the Wickes area of Gallagher Retail Park in Caerphilly and Spytty Retail Park in Newport.

Police say anti-social driving can can adversely affect local residents and visitors to the area. It can range from careless driving to deliberate activity, including: speeding, thoughtless driving, loud stereos, noisy exhausts, handbrake turns or ‘donuts’, continuous lapping of an area, racing, wheel spinning, drink/drug driving, tailgating, use of a mobile phone whilst driving and driving a vehicle in an unsafe condition.

Caerphilly residents warned after spate of break-ins

Court Road has been a target for thieves Credit: Google Street View

Residents in Caerphilly are being asked to keep a closer eye on their property after a spate of break-ins over the last week.

One of the targeted streets has been Court Road with tow equipment for a camper stolen from one unlocked garage and two guitars, bagpipes and a watch stolen from another garage on the same day. A Mazda MX5 was broken into which was parked at the side of Court Road.

There was also an attempt to steal a mobility scooter from a garden in Heol Pwll Y Pant.

Police are reminding residents to remain vigilant by locking all windows and doors of their homes and cars.

We are currently investigating each reported crime and asking residents to secure their property. Extra patrols have now been put in place by uniformed and plain clothed officers but I also want remind residents to double check their security and please report any suspicious activity immediately by calling Gwent Police on 101 or if you see a crime taking place, call 999.

– PC Stuart Lewis, Caerphilly Crime and Disorder Reduction Officer
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