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Police appeal after theft by men 'pretending to be bailiffs'

Police are appealing for information after two men entered a house in Monmouth whilst pretending to be bailiffs.

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It happened in the village of Llandewi Rhydderch sometime between 12:00pm and 10:00pm on the 25 August.

On entering the property, the pair took items from the address and left in a van.

The men, described as white and in their 40s, were wearing smart black clothing with high viz jackets and local accents.

Police say one was of a bigger build, 6ft1 in height with ginger balding hair, the other was of a slight build and was shorter with shaved dark hair.

Man missing from psychiatric hospital found by police

A 28-year-old man who police described as a "potential risk to the public" has been found, after absconding from a psychiatric hospital.

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Keiron Miller went missing from Llanarth Court Psychiatric Hospital in Monmouthshire on Friday morning.

Police have confirmed he was found on Sunday afternoon by police in Abergavenny and has been returned to his hospital ward.

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Police appeal after metal statue stolen from garage

Police are appealing for information after a break-in at a garage in Monmouthshire.

Police say the statue is Credit: Gwent Police

Officers say it happened sometime between 7.00am and 7.40pm on the 7th September, on Court House Road, Llanvair Discoed.

Five green army type sleeping bags and a camouflage vest were stolen, along with a metal statue of a soldier.

Anyone with any information is asked to come forward.

Police say missing man could be "risk to the public"

Police are appealing for help to find a man they believe is "a potential risk to the public".

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28-year-old Keiron Miller absconded from Llanarth Court Psychiatric Hospital in Abergavenny just before 10am on Friday.

He was an involuntary patient under section 37 Mental Health Act, and is believed to have links to Barry near Cardiff.

He's described as 5ft 10 tall, slim, and has brown hair.

Officers say Mr Miller may be a potential risk to the public, because he is no longer in the custody of the psychiatric hospital.

Anyone who sees him is asked not to approach him but to call police.

Bronze Age treasure found in Monmouthshire

Bronze Age tools and weapons found in a field in Monmouthshire have been declared treasure.

Two hoards of axe and spear heads were found in Monmouthshire. Credit: National Museum Wales

Two hoards of axe and spear heads were found 135 metres apart in a field in Llantilio Croessenny, by a group using metal detectors. Experts believe the items date back to around 1,000-800 BC.

The discoveries were first reported to the Portable Antiquities Scheme Cymru in January before museum archaeologists from the National Museum Wales were called in.

These hoards contain a real variety of tools and weapons used towards the end of the Bronze Age in this region. Many whole and still usable bronze objects were carefully buried in the ground at this particular time and archaeologists now think that these may have been gifts to the gods and ancestors, buried during ritual ceremonies. It is curious that this place in the landscape was chosen for the burial of two hoards of the same date and very close to each other.

– Adam Gwilt, National Museum Wales
Experts believe the items date back to around 1,000-800 BC. Credit: National Museum Wales

Abergavenny Museum said it hoped to buy the items with money from the Heritage Lottery Fund.

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