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Teenager who died in Caerphilly named as Shauna Davies

Emergency services were called to an area off Caerphilly Mountain Road Credit: ITV Cymru Wales

A teenage girl who died in Caerphilly on Sunday has been named as 15-year-old Shauna Davies.

Emergency services were called to an area off Caerphilly Mountain Road during the early hours of June 18 following concerns for the girl's health, but she died shortly after they arrived.

Four people were arrested on suspicion of being concerned in the supply of drugs after her death, and have been released pending further investigation.

Police say enquiries are ongoing and Shauna's family are being supported by specialist officers.


Concern grows for missing Caerphilly man

David Smithson, 44, was last seen at the beginning of April. Credit: South Wales Police

Concern is growing for a man from Caerphilly who is missing.

David Smithson, 44, was last seen in the area on 5th April 2017.

He hasn’t been since then and police are concerned for his well-being.

David is 5 foot 7 inches tall, average build, with dark brown hair and hazel eyes.

Anyone with information should call 101.


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
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