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Appeal after woman assaulted in street

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Police are appealing for information after a woman was assaulted in Tir-Y-Berth near Caerphilly.

Officers say the attack happened at approximately 9:15pm on Wednesday 23rd November.

The man approached the victim near to the top of the steps which leads to William Street with what is believed to be a wooden plank.

He is described as white, 5ft 6, in his 30s to 40s wearing a long black trench coat with the hood up ,black trousers and black boots.

He was last seen at the top of William Street in a car park near the chip shop.

The victim was shaken but did not suffer any serious injuries, says Gwent Police

Anyone with information is asked to call 101.


RSPCA 'deeply concerned' after more cats poisoned in south Wales

The RSPCA says they're 'deeply concerned' after two further cat poisonings were reported in the south Wales area.

Oliver had to be put to sleep on veterinary advice after being poisoned with anti-freeze. Credit: RSPCA Cymru

One cat has died and another has been battling for his life after being poisoned with anti-freeze in the Caerphilly area.

The first - named Oliver had to be put to sleep on veterinary advice, whilst the second, Oscar, has been undergoing treatment. The reports follow recent news of two fatal cat poisonings in the Pontyclun area in early November, another Caerphilly cat subject to a suspected poisoning near its Heol Y Ddol home in October, and the suspected poisoning of a white-and-grey tabby cat in Blackwood in September.

The charity is appealing for information and urging pet owners to be vigilant.

This is another hugely worrying, and sad report of a cat poisoning in the South Wales area, and our thoughts are with the owner at this time. We just hope Oscar, her other cat, can pull through. It is not known if the cats were poisoned deliberately or whether these incidents were a tragic accident, but given the number of recent incidents locally, it is vital cat owners are vigilant. Anyone who suspects their cat may have been poisoned should stay calm, remove their pet from the source of poison, contact their vet immediately, and follow their advice.

– Sophie Daniels, RSPCA inspector

Symptoms of poisoning can include a cat vomiting, seeming depressed or sleepy, appearing drunk and uncoordinated, seizures and having difficulty breathing - and owners have been urged to be vigilant at this time.

We are absolutely devastated to have lost Oliver in these circumstances, and things have been touch and go for Oscar. We have no idea how they consumed the poison. After our shocking ordeal, we just hope the message can get out to other local cat owners to be vigilant, and for anyone using anti-freeze to ensure that it is put away appropriately.

– Lona Grey, Cat owner

£2m 'green facelift' for Caerphilly estate

The Lansbury Park estate, Caerphilly. Credit: Google

Hundreds of homes on the Lansbury Park estate in Caerphilly are to be given a 'green make-over'.

Around 320 properties will receive new external cladding as part of a £2million investment package that will improve energy efficiency and transform the appearance of the estate.

The partnership between Caerphilly Council and energy supplier E.ON aims to tackle fuel poverty.

The work in Lansbury Park follows on from successful projects in Gelligaer and Bargoed.

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Caerphilly mountain row: woodland trust 'shocked and appalled'

Caerphilly Woodlands Trust say they are "shocked and appalled" that cycling trails on Caerphilly Mountain may have been blocked.

Caerphilly mountain has many biking trails Credit: David Cheskin / PA Archive/Press Association Images

We extend a warm welcome to all public visitors to the enclosed area of beautiful woodland known as ‘Coed y Werin’.

The Trust is shocked and appalled by the dangerous actions of individuals sabotaging trails used by cyclists within the Trust’s enclosed area of woodland and the surrounding Caerphilly Mountain common land. We do not condone or encourage this reckless activity from our membership or the public.

– Caerphilly Woodlands Trust

Mr Davies said he is in the footage but that he is "unaware of its provenance", which he says could have been taken in his garden. He has denied trying to stop the bikers.

Former Welsh Secretary at centre of bikers row

The Former Secretary of State for Wales, Ron Davies, is in the centre of a row tonight over bikers using Caerphilly Mountain.

The video, which was passed to BBC Wales, allegedly shows Ron Davies blocking one of the trails used by the mountain bikers Credit: Footage acquired by BBC Wales

Earlier this evening, a video was passed to BBC Wales allegedly showing him blocking one of the trails used by the mountain bikers.

Mr Davies said he is in the footage but that he is "unaware of its provenance", which he says could have been taken in his garden. He has denied trying to stop the bikers.


Stabbed Caerphilly man in 'stable condition'

A 61-year-old man stabbed in Caerphilly town centre yesterday evening is now in a stable condition, police report.

The incident happened on Cardiff Road in Caerphilly Credit: Google Image

Police were called to the incident on Cardiff Road at 5.45pm yesterday. Last night Gwent Police arrested a 43-year-old man on suspicion of attempted murder. He remains in custody and no further arrests have been made.

The alleged victim had life-threatening injuries when he was taken to University Hospital Wales in Cardiff. He remains in hospital today but in a more stable condition.

Anybody with information connected to yesterday's incident should call police on 101 quoting "log 359 of the 15th September".

Man arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after alleged stabbing

A man from Caerphilly has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after reports another man had sustained serious injuries, leaving him in a life-threatening condition.

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Police were called to the incident on Cardiff Road, Caerphilly at 5:45pm on Thursday.

A 61-year-old man was taken to the University Hospital of Wales.

A 43-year-old man has been arrested and is currently in police custody.

Police say they will make sure "appropriate action is taken".

An investigation is underway and we currently have officers in the area carrying out further enquiries and providing reassurance to the local community.

We are fully committed to establishing all the circumstances surrounding what happened this evening and ensuring that the appropriate action is taken against the individual responsible.

I would ask anyone with information relating to the incident to call 101 quoting log 359 of 15th September.

– Jason White, Local Inspector, Gwent Police

Do you know this dog? Police need help finding his owners

Police are appealing for information to help find the owners of a dog involved in an accident.

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The dog was knocked over on the A469 from Aberbargoed towards New Tredegar at approximately 11.20am on Sunday.

Police say he ran out from overgrowth on the side of the road.

The dog was taken to Valley Vets in Ystrad Mynach where he's since been receiving treatment.

Anyone who might recognise the dog is asked to get in touch with police.

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