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Police appeal after indecent assault on teenager girl

Police are appealing for information following an indecent assault on a teenage girl in Ferndale in the Rhondda.

The Conservative Club on East Road. Credit: Google Street View

Police say the incident occurred at around 8.40pm when the girl in her early teens was assaulted by an unknown man as she was sitting on steps next to the Conservative Cub on East Road.

The man walked past her before turning around and groping her, and then he ran off towards Pontygwaith.

The suspect is described as being white, around 5ft 9 and is believed to be in his 30s.

He had very short dark hair and had a dark complexion, with dark eyes. He also had a sleeve tattoo on his right arm.

– South Wales Police

Anyone with information is asked to call 101 quoting reference *249443, or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.


Campaigners march over health shake-up proposals

Campaigners gathered in Ferndale Credit: ITV News/Nicola Hendy

Protestors are marching through Ferndale in the Rhondda to campaign against proposed changes to hospital services across south Wales.

A consultation is underway over proposals contained in the South Wales Programme, which could see some services moved from the Royal Glamorgan in Llantrisant to other hospitals.


Could this be the friendliest street in Wales?

The residents of one street in the Rhondda have been officially recognised for their community spirit.

A survey, run through a community network website called Streetclub, claims the families living in Fir Street, Ferndale are "the UK's best neighbours".

As well as social events such as fishing trips and day trips to London, there are also annual bonfire, Halloween and Christmas parties and even a "snow-ploughing day" where neighbours clear one another's snow.