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Cardiff drug dealers jailed for four-and-a-half years

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Two Cardiff drug dealers, who crashed their van as they tried to escape from police, have been jailed.

Husseiin Mursal and Said Yusuf, both 26, have been sentenced to four-and-a-half years in prison after being arrested by plain clothed police officers.

They were seen dealing drugs from a silver Berlingo mini van on Moria Place in the Roath area.

When they spotted the police they tried to escape. They crashed into a parked car before getting their vehicle stuck between a police vehicle and bollards.

Heroin and crack cocaine were seized at the scene by officers.

These men were caught red handed selling class A drugs on the streets of Cardiff.

They have continually lied about their involvement in drug dealing but the jury saw right through them.

Crack and heroin does untold damage to communities and I hope the sentences imposed deters others from following their path.

I also hope this sentence and the story behind it reassures the local community that we are actively tackling drug dealers every day on the streets of Cardiff.

– Detective Sergeant Dave Bancroft, from the Cardiff Organised Crime Unit


Flags lowered as minute's silence observed in Senedd

The flags were lowered to half-mast outside the Senedd Credit: Nick Powell

AMs, Assembly staff and visitors have held a minute's silence in solidarity with MPs, who were also remembering those killed in the terrorist attack on Westminster.

It took place at 09:33, the same time as the minute's silence in the House of Commons. Meetings of Assembly committees were paused and the flags outside the Senedd lowered to half-mast.

AMs and officials paused for a minute's silence at meetings in the Senedd Credit: Senedd TV

We expect Assembly business to proceed as planned. Our security service and the police are working closely together. The police have increased the presence of armed officers around the Assembly estate and surrounding area as a precaution.

– Presiding Officer Elin Jones AM

Joe Ledley doubt for Wales with wife expecting third child

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Joe Ledley could miss Wales' World Cup qualifier against the Republic of Ireland if his pregnant wife Ruby goes into labour before the Dublin clash.

The prospect of midfielder Ledley missing the game has been raised by his Crystal Palace team-mate Wayne Hennessey, who was speaking to the media little more than 48 hours before the Group D clash at the Aviva Stadium.

Ruby is due to give birth to the couple's third child a few days after Wales take on group leaders the Republic. But Hennessey says that Ledley is on tenterhooks as the due date and Ireland game draws nearer, and that his best friend has even had a member of the Wales staff take his mobile phone out to the training ground this week

He's not been nervous, he's been calm. He's just keeping his phone on loud and for one of the members of staff to take his phone if he's out on the training field.

He's used to it now... but let's hope she doesn't drop before the game. I would be lost without him!

– Wayne Hennessey, Wales International


Wales captain faces six week out with shoulder injury

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Wales captain Alun Wyn Jones faces up to six weeks out with a shoulder injury picked up in the RBS 6 Nations defeat by France in Paris.

The 31-year-old lock was replaced on 51 minutes after hurting himself at a ruck during the 20-18 defeat on Saturday.

Jones, who had been touted as a possible candidate to lead the British and Irish Lions tour of New Zealand, will now not be available for his club Ospreys who are away at Treviso in the Guinness PRO12 this weekend.

Alun Wyn suffered a shoulder injury in the France v Wales RBS 6 Nations match at the weekend and, following scans and orthopaedic consultation, he will undergo an initial six-week period of rehabilitation.

– WRU statement

Ospreys are set to play the final match of the regular season against Scarlets on May 6, with the Lions squad due to head off to New Zealand around three weeks later.

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