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Appeal after attempted knife robbery in Tredegar

Gwent police is appealing for information following an attempted robbery in Tredegar this morning at about 1030.

A man is said to have approached a woman on Gelli Road, near the Lidl Store, and demanded money.

He was holding a knife at the time say police which the the woman grabbed and as a result suffered a minor cut to her hand, the man then ran off.

Enquiries are on-going, anyone with any information is asked to call Gwent Police on 101, quoting log number 118 30/04/14.

Appeal after 'suspicious' incident in Caerwent

Police are appealing for information after two children claimed they were approached by an elderly lady who asked them to get into a parked van in Monmouthshire.

A 17-year-old girl and a five-year-old boy were walking their dogs along Roman Road, Caerwent just before 6pm yesterday, when they say they were approached by a woman wearing a long purple coat, a purple hat and smart shoes. A 'scruffy' man was said to be in the van, which had dark windows.

Neither child was harmed. Gwent Police is asking anyone with information to contact 101, quoting log number 403 17/4/14.


Man charged after Newport armed incident

A man has been charged with production of cannabis and possession of a weapon, following an incident in Newport.

Armed police were called to Ridgeway Drive on Tuesday morning.

Gwent Police say the 34 year old has been charged with three counts of being concerned in the production of cannabis, possession of section five prohibited weapon and making a false written statement to police.

Campaign aims to help homeowners prevent burglaries

A new campaign has been launched by Gwent Police to tackle the number of burglaries that are blighting the lives of families.

There were more than 900 break-ins in the force's area in just six months last year. And the annual total for the whole of Wales is more than 7,000.

So what can we do to protect ourselves? James Crichton-Smith has been talking to one woman who's been the victim of a burglary.

Man arrested after 'explosives' incident in Newport

Police were called to Ridgeway Drive at around 11.45am this morning. Credit: ITV News

Bomb squad officers are currently dealing with a suspected explosive device at an address in Newport.

Police were called to Ridgeway Drive at around 11.45am. Gwent Police say "an object that looked like an explosive device" was discovered during a search of the property.

A cordon was put in place as a precaution and members of the Explosive Ordnance Division arrived at around 2pm and are still on the scene.

A 34-year-old man from Newport has been arrested on suspicion of possession of a firearm and production of cannabis.


Police believe body to be that of missing teen

Police say they believe a body discovered yesterday is that of the missing teenager. Credit: Gwent Police

Gwent Police say they believe a body discovered on Thursday morning near the sea wall at the Wetlands site at West Nash Road is that of missing Newport teenager Nida Naseer.

The death is still being treated as unexplained, pending the outcome of a post-mortem which is taking place today say the force and Nida’s family continue to be supported by specialist officers.

Police forces criticised for handling of domestic abuse

Every 30 seconds police take a call about domestic violence - but today two of Wales' police forces have been criticised by the official inspectorate for the way they handle domestic abuse.

HMIC says Gwent Police is failing to minimise the risk to victims because the force doesn't have the right systems in place.

The report also says the service provided by North Wales police is inconsistent.

Rachel Williams from Newport was shot in the leg by her abusive partner. She says she's tired of hearing things will change - as Carole Green has been finding out.

Wetlands area cordoned off after Newport body find

Police were called to the Gwent Wetlands site on West Nash Road at 10 o'clock this morning
A body found at the site has not yet been identified but police say the family of missing teenager Nida Naseer have been informed
Police say the death is being treated as unexplained and a post-mortem examination is due to take place
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