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Police: can you find help us find Ellicia Chappell?

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Police say 23 year old Ellicia Chappell is missing from the Newport area.

She was last seen near The Crosskeys Pub in Newport on Market Street on Sunday 4th June 2017 just after 3pm.

Ellicia is described as having dyed red long hair, she is 5ft 4" in height, of an average build and is possibility wearing a black and white dress with black and white high heels.

Teenager, 17, seriously hurt in hit and run

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Police are investigating a hit and run collision which left a 17-year-old pedestrian seriously injured in hospital.

It happened on Church Road in Caldicot at 18:30 on Thursday.

Officers are keen to trace the driver of a red Vauxhall Corsa seen in the area at the time. The vehicle may have damage to its windows and may be missing the drivers side wing mirror.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact 101 quoting log reference 475.


Thief poses as police officer to target elderly woman in 'phone cash con

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Police have issued a warning after a conman posing as a police officer targeted a pensioner in Wales.

On Tuesday, a woman in her 80s from Caerphilly was contacted by telephone by someone claiming to be an officer.

The caller asked her to leave a quantity of money in an envelope outside her address.

The woman did this and the envelope was collected by a man described as being in his late 20s, of medium build, approximately 5'9" tall with brown curly hair. He was wearing a grey hooded top.

– Gwent Police Spokesperson

Officers are asking members of the public to look out for their elderly relatives, friends and neighbours.

Anyone with concerns about similar phone calls should report them by calling 101.

150 vehicles stopped in crackdown on illegal drivers in Newport

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Gwent Police says a day of action along the M4 in Newport saw 150 vehicles stopped.

The operation was part of Modern Day Slavery Week, in a bid to tackle the perpetrators and offer support to victims of slavery.

Officers say on they worked closely with colleagues from Trading Standards, VOSA, DVLA, DWP and licensing officers from local councils.

There were:

  • 4 arrests
  • 16 vehicles seized
  • 17 drivers reported for no insurance/driving licence
  • 45 Vehicle prohibitions/taken off the road

Those who get behind the wheel with a vehicle that is not road worthy not only put their own lives and passengers at risk, but also those of innocent pedestrians and other motorists.

Driving is a privilege and not a right. We will stop you. Think about what that would mean for you.

– Sergeant Leighton Healan, Gwent Police

Police appeal for missing pharmacy drugs

Gwent police are appealing for information after the loss of prescription drugs from a pharmacy.

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The drugs went missing following a routine delivery to a pharmacy in the Chepstow area on Thursday 13th October.

The drugs, which were in a white paper bag are described as two boxes of Amitriptyline 25mg and 50mg, a box of Citalopram 20mg, Butran patches and a large box of co-codamol.

Chief Inspector Martyn Smith said: “Taking medication that is not prescribed for you can be harmful or even prove fatal.”

Anyone who finds the drugs or has information is asked to call 101.

Recognise these men? CCTV appeal

Gwent Police want information following a burglary in Lliswerry, Newport when a large amount of computer equipment was stolen and damaged.

Office break-in: police want to speak to these two Credit: Gwent Police
Do you recognise this man? Credit: Gwent Police

The offence occurred sometime between 9pm and 11pm on the 19th June.

If you saw anything suspicious or recognise anyone in this footage, contact 101 quoting log number 108 20/06/2016.


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".

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