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Can you help trace the people who hurt this dog?

The RSPCA is appealing for information after a dog was allegedly beaten by two men in Caerphilly.

A member of the public, who notified the RSPCA, said a woman riding a horse said she saw two men beating a dog and then ran off.

The dog is now with vets in Newport Credit: RSPCA

The male brindle lurcher was found collapsed on a small grass verge at the end of Rudry Road, Rudry, Caerphilly, on Tuesday.

The RSPCA urges anyone who has any information about this incident to get in touch.

The poor thing was found by a member of public in a collapsed state with an injured head. The dog was disorientated and lethargic.

A lady on a horse allegedly told the member of public that she saw two males in the area beat the dog. Unfortunately we have no details of the lady on the horse and no descriptions of the males.

– Holly Brown, RSPCA

The dog has now been taken to a vet in Newport, but is not recovering well.

Anyone who may have information about this incident should contact the RSPCA inspectorate appeal line on 0300 123 8018.


Police name Risca stab victim

A man who was stabbed in Risca on Wednesday has been named as 35-year-old Stephen Lambert.

Police and ambulance were called to Twmbarlwm Close after the man was discovered with stab injuries.

He was taken to the Royal Gwent Hospital where he subsequently died.

The two local men, aged 28 and 35, arrested on suspicion of murder are in police custody.

Teen to face no further action over alleged murder plot

A teacher from Cwmcarn High School was the target of the alleged plot last year.

A schoolgirl arrested for allegedly plotting to kill a teacher at a school in Caerphilly county will face no further action.

The 15-year-old girl, from Risca, was arrested on suspicion of conspiring to murder teacher Alison Cray at Cwmcarn High School in May this year.

She will now face no further action after police took advice from the Crown Prosecution Service.

Another 15-year-old girl, from Newbridge, arrested on suspicion of threats to kill, possession of a bladed article on a school premises and conspiracy to commit murder, has had her bail extended.

The two girls have been permanently excluded from the 1,100 pupil school.

Man jailed for life after murdering sister's ex-boyfriend

Paul Mapps was told he'd be jailed for at least 20 years. Credit: Gwent Police

Mapps denied murder and said he stabbed his friend, a father of a six-year-old boy, in self defence after he came at him with a vodka bottle during the party at his home.

But Mapps was found guilty by a jury after a two week trial.

Judge Neil Bidder QC jailed him for life with a minimum of 20 years in prison.

There is only one sentence I can impose and that is life imprisonment. You will serve a minimum of 20 years in jail and will only be released if you are deemed no longer a danger to the public.

You may never be released.

– Judge Neil Bidder QC

Afterwards Ian’s older sister Carrie Davies said the family were relieved.

We can now start to move forward with our lives, and focus our efforts on looking after and supporting Caine, Ian's six year old son

– Carrie Davies


Appeal to help find missing Bonnie Clarke, 14

Gwent Police is appealing for information in the search for missing 14-year-old Bonnie Clarke, from Caerphilly.

She has been missing since Thursday 10 July.

Bonnie is described as 5ft 8inches tall, slim with long dark hair. Credit: Gwent Police

When she was last seen, she wearing pale blue jeans, white converse trainers, a vest top and a cardigan.

Gwent Police is asking anyone who knows of her whereabouts to call 101.

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