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Fashion designer Julien Macdonald pays tribute to dad

Top fashion designer Julien Macdonald has paid an emotional tribute to his father Glyn who has died, aged 81.

Julien MacDonald and his parents at 10 Downing Street in 2008. Credit: PA

More than 300 people packed out St Iltyd's Old Parish Church in Merthyr Tydfil for the funeral of the man described as Julien's biggest fan as he rose to fashion stardom.

Everybody came out for my father. There was standing room only at the church, which was a sign of just how many people knew my father in Merthyr.

– Julien Macdonald



Hooded men rob 69-year-old man on his driveway

Police are appealing for information after a 69-year-old man was robbed at knifepoint on the drive of his Merthyr home by three hooded men.

Swansea Road, Merthyr. Credit: Google Street View

Police say the attack happened at around 11.15pm on Thursday 14th January on Swansea Road, Merthyr Tydfil.

Three men wearing dark clothes and balaclava’s have approached the 69 year old victim as he got out of his car on his driveway.

The male victim was grabbed by one of the offenders and threatened with a knife whilst demanding money from within his home.

Thankfully no injuries were sustained to the victim.

– Detective Inspector Paul Mahoney

The offenders left with a quantity of cash, mobile phones and the victim’s car – a grey Mitsubishi L200 - registration CK59 ZFE which was driven towards Heolgerrig.

Anyone with information is asked to call 101.

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