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Jail for man who stole £80,000 off his elderly uncle

A man has been sentenced to four years in prison for defrauding his elderly uncle of more than £80,000.

Jonathan Hill of Monmouth. Credit: South Wales Police

Jonathan Hill abused his position as a Lasting Power of Attorney by spending his uncle’s money for his own benefit and without either his permission or knowledge.

The 70-year-old from Monmouth also charged his physically disabled uncle £600 a month for managing his finances and visiting him at his supported accommodation in Rumney, Cardiff.

This was a complex and callous crime committed upon an elderly gentleman, who was in his 90s at time and sadly died during the investigation.

The investigation was carried out by our Vulnerable Adult Investigation Unit in Cardiff which is committed to taking robust action against those who financially exploit the vulnerable.

– Detective Sergeant Clayton Ritchie

The money Hill gained will now be pursued under the Proceeds of Crime Act.

Victim named following "industrial incident" near Monmouth

A man killed following an "industrial incident" which occurred at Manson Lane near Monmouth last Wednesday has been named as David Llewellyn.

A joint investigation between Gwent Police and the Health and Safety Executive is still on-going. Credit: PA

The 65-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene after emergency services were called to the area just after half 12 on the afternoon of the 25th May.

A joint investigation between Gwent Police and the Health and Safety Executive is still on-going to establish the circumstances surrounding the incident.

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Both carriageways of A40 re-opened after crash

The crash happened at around 5.50am this morning.

Both lanes of the A40 have re-opened following a crash this morning that left two men with 'life-changing' injuries.

The incident involving two vehicles happened on the southbound carriageway in Monmouth close to the Gibraltar Tunnels at around 5.50am.

A 50-year-old man from Newport has been arrested on suspicion of causing serious injury by dangerous driving.

Man arrested after crash closed A40 in Monmouth

A man's been arrested after a crash on the A40 in Monmouth this morning which left two people with 'life-changing' injuries.

The incident involving two vehicles happened on the southbound carriageway in Monmouth close to the Gibraltar Tunnels at around 5.50am.

Gwent Police says a 50-year-old man from Newport has been arrested on suspicion of causing serious injury by dangerous driving and two other men were taken to hospital with 'life-changing' injuries.

The southbound carriage way will be closed for a substantial period of time, with diversions in place from the Monmouth traffic lights to the Wye Valley. Traffic officers are on the scene advising HGV lorries of alternative routes as the Wye Valley route has weight restrictions.

– Gwent Police spokeswoman

A second crash happened shortly afterwards on the northbound carriageway, where two people suffered minor injuries. The force says the northbound carriageway will re-open shortly. The southbound carriageway is not expected to re-open until late afternoon.

Two crashes close the A40 Monmouthshire

Traffic is queuing on the approach. Credit: Traffic Wales

The A40 southbound is currently closed due to serious accident involving two lorries between the A466 (Monmouth Traffic Lights) and A449 (Raglan Interchange).

Traffic is unable to exit from Mitchel Troy itself onto the westbound carriageway.

Also the A40 northbound is closed due to an accident involving one vehicle and recovery work between the A449 (Raglan Interchange) and A466 (Monmouth Traffic Lights).

One lane is blocked by a car that has hit the barrier on the hard shoulder, directly opposite the scene of the accident on the opposite carriageway.

South Wales Fire and Rescue service are advising drivers to avoid the A40 Southbound.

A40 Eastbound and Westbound are currently closed. Credit: Traffic Wales
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Running blade helps Oliver towards sporting dream

Six-year-old Oliver Bauert from Monmouth dreams of being a sports star - but he was born with a condition that has left him unable to run.

The prosthetic blades, used by some of the world's leading Paralympic athletes, have seldom been given to children.

But Oliver's parents launched a fundraising campaign to get him a running blade of his own - and now he's finally got what he needs to make that dream a reality.

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Monmouth voted one of the top places to live in the UK

The Welsh borders town of Monmouth has been named as one of the best places to live in the UK according to the Sunday Times

It's been given a 'special mention' in a survey that takes in everything from crime rates to house prices and school performance. Our Correspondent Richard Morgan has been to find out what makes the place so special.

Monmouth in top four places to live in UK

Monmouth is one of the top four places to live in the UK, according to the Sunday Times Credit: ITV News

Monmouth is one of the top four places to live in the UK, according to a new list compiled by the Sunday Times.

The Monmouthshire town is described as having "a charm of its own," with good transport links and independent schools with reasonable fees and good exam results.

The list includes 11 Welsh towns:

  • Abergavenny, Monmouthshire,

  • Abersoch, Gwynedd,

  • Brecon, Powys,

  • Cardigan, Ceredigion,

  • Cowbridge, Vale of Glamorgan,

  • Hawarden, Flintshire,

  • Laugharne, Carmarthenshire,

  • Monmouth, Monmouthshire,

  • Rhossili, Gower,

  • Tenby, Pembrokeshire,

  • Whitchurch, Cardiff.

Brecon, Hawarden, Monmouth, Rhossili, Tenby and Whitchurch, are appearing in the list for the first time.

The 101 towns on the list were selected for offering "the best quality of life to the widest number of people, and combining desirable features such as a positive community spirit, good local shops and services and attractive outdoor spaces."

Woman airlifted to hospital after A40 crash

A woman has been air-lifted to the Heath hospital in Cardiff with serious leg injuries, following a crash on the A40 this afternoon.

Emergency services were called to the crash, involving two vehicles, near the Gibraltar Tunnels in Monmouth just after midday.

One of the cars left the road, falling down an embankment into trees. It was driven by a man in his fifties, with a woman and two children as passengers.

The man and children were taken to Neville Hall Hospital with minor injuries

The other car is believed to be a black Ford Fiesta or Ford Focus, being driven by a white man aged between 20-30 years old.

The car was last seen turning left at the traffic lights into Monmouth.

The northbound A40 has been closed and diversions are in place.

Police are asking anyone with information to come forward.

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