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Man arrested with sword in Hengoed

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A man has been arrested after being seen carrying a sword in Hengoed.

One man has been taken to the Royal Gwent hospital with minor injuries.

Police said the incident happened at approximately 9.30 am this morning following a report of an assault on Hawthorn Avenue.

One 27 year old man has been arrested in connection with the incident and is in police custody.

We did have calls reporting that a man was seen with a sword and this was obviously a concern for the public.

Police have now recovered a sword and it is now in our possession.

– Gwent Police spokesperson

Anyone with information is asked to call 101.

Woman found dead in house and man critical

A 62 year-old woman has been found dead in a house in the Rhymney Valley and a man is in critical condition in hospital.

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Gwent Police say officers were called to the home Davies Street, Hengoed near Ystrad Mynach at 0800 this morning after a call was made reporting two people had been found unconscious.

The woman was pronounced dead at the scene and a 63 year-old man was taken to Prince Charles Hospital in Merthyr.

Carbon monoxide poisoning is suspected but police are awaiting further tests.

The incident is not being treated as suspicious.


Police appeal to trace family of late Wendy Humphries

Police are trying to trace the family of a Caerphilly woman who died at Prince Charles Hospital on January 21st.

Wendy Humphries, who was 44 years old, lived in Chapel Terrace in the village of Hengoed.

Despite making local enquiries the Coroner’s office has been unable to trace her next of kin.

Anyone who knew Wendy, or anyone who knows of a family member, should contact coroner’s officer Robert Lewis on 01685 724228.

– South Wales Police statement