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Investigation underway after blaze at coach depot

South Wales Police and the fire service are continuing a joint investigation into a fire that broke out at a coach company in Merthyr.

An investigation is underway to establish what caused the blaze Credit: ITV Wales

Twenty-six coaches caught alight at the Pant Industrial Estate.

Forty firefighters were called to tackle the blaze which they managed to stop spreading to surrounding businesses. Its cause is still unknown.

26 coaches caught fire Credit: ITV Wales

Huge blaze destroys around 30 coaches at Merthyr depot

Around 30 coaches have been destroyed in the fire Credit: ITV Cymru Wales

A huge fire has spread throughout a depot in Merthyr, destroying around 30 coaches.

Forty firefighters were called to the Pant Industrial Estate to tackle the fire at First Call Coaches.

South Wales Fire and Rescue Service arrived at the scene around 01:00 to find the fire had also spread to a main workshop.

It took forty firefighters to put the blaze out. Credit: ITV Cymru Wales

The neighbouring A465 was closed to traffic due to smoke and debris on the road and diversions were put in place.

A joint police and fire investigation will be conducted at the scene today to establish the cause.


Police appeal after man stabbed in Merthyr

Police are appealing for witnesses after a 23-year-old man was stabbed several times at a house in the Acacia Avenue area of Merthyr.

A 34-year-old man has been charged with attempted murder and is due to appear at Merthyr Magistrates Court later today.

The victim was taken to Prince Charles Hospital for treatment.

South Wales Police want anyone with information that could help them with their investigation to come forward.


Merthyr millionaires

Ian Pearce and Lyn Sexton have won a million pounds on the lottery Credit: ITV News Wales

A couple from Merthyr have become Britain's latest National Lottery millionaires.Civil servant Ian Pearce, who's 45 and his partner 41-year-old Lyn Sexton, today returned to the castle where they wed to pick up their one-million lottery cheque.

Lyn said: "It is not the first we've shocked our families but they are all very happy for us. We love life and this will make it all the better."