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Demands for Assembly to be recalled following internal review into alleged sex abuser

Plaid Cymru's Bethan Jenkins is calling for the Assembly to be recalled in light of an internal review by a health board which has found delays in escalating sex abuse allegations against a former nurse assistant.

Kris Wade worked in the Learning and Disabilities Directorate of Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board and was based in Rowan House, Cardiff, when the allegations were made.

Wade later went on to murder his next door neighbour, Christine James, in a 'sexually motivated' attack.

Bethan Jenkins is also calling for ABMU to be placed into special measures.

The buck has to stop somewhere and there needs to be accountability for another failure of patient care and protection at ABMU.

I would urge the Welsh Government to place ABMU into further special measures and more fully explain their role during this time, what they knew and why.

I also think the National Assembly should be recalled as soon as possible so that a full statement can be made by the Welsh Government to outline their response to these events and what they plan to do to ensure this does not happen again in ABMU or Wales.”

– Bethan Jenkins AM, Plaid Cymru, South Wales West


Cardiff prison staff dealing with ongoing 'incident'

Cardiff Prison Credit: PA

Staff at Cardiff prison are dealing with an ongoing incident at the jail ,the Ministry of Justice have confirmed.

They said a male prisoner has climbed an internal fence at the facility.

A prisoner at HMP Cardiff has climbed an internal fence. Staff are working to ensure he comes down with no injuries.

– A Prison Service spokesperson

There's thought to be no risk of escape from the prison and no other disruption has been reported at the jail.

Glamorgan Cricket Club's most successful bowler dies

Don Shepherd bowling against Middlesex Credit: PA

Glamorgan Cricket Club's most successful bowler ever has died.

Don Shepherd took more wickets than any other bowler never to play test cricket.

He died on Friday evening having recently celebrated his 90th birthday.

Hugh Morris, Glamorgan Chief Executive said "Shep was a true legend” adding: "there will probably never be a bowler like him in the history of the county game. But Shep was more than just a wonderful bowler. He was a fine and loyal man who give his best for the Club at all times and formed an integral part of the great Glamorgan side of the 1960s which twice beat the Australians and lifted the county crown.”

A tribute to Don Shepherd has been posted on the club's website.

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