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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".


Police appeal to find woman who didn't pay for B&B stay

Gwent Police are appealing for help tracking down a woman who didn't pay for her night in a guest house in Abergavenny.

Police want to speak to this woman in connection with theft from a guesthouse Credit: Gwent Police

A woman stayed at the guest house on Oxford Street in Abergavenny on March 22nd. She left the following morning without paying for her stay.

Do you know this woman? Police want to speak to her Credit: Gwent Police

Police would like to speak to the woman pictured in the CCTV images in connection with this. Anyone with information regarding her whereabouts is asked to call police on 101.

Parrot stolen in £35,000 raid on pet supplies company

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Gwent Police say a parrot worth £900 was stolen on a raid on Silver Star Pets at the Britannia Enterprise Centre Pengam.

The African Grey was part of a £35,000 haul stolen overnight 15th-16th March.

Officers say other stolen items included dog leads, dog coats, fish tanks, various pet food and dog grooming equipment. Other units broken into were Auto Stitch, George Monumental Masons and Pride and Groom where damage was caused to the doors but nothing was stolen.

Anyone with information should call 101.

Police evacuate 30 homes after discovery of 'suspicious package'

Gwent Police have evacuated 30 homes in Newport this morning following the discovery of a suspicious package.

Officers did so as a safety precaution after the discovery of the package at a property in Graig Park Villas.

A 50 metre cordon has been put in place and the bomb disposal unit has been called. Officers are currently assessing the package.

Police have evacuated 30 homes in Newport Credit: PA

A nearby primary school Tweeted parents to say the police had told them there was no threat to pupils.

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