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Both lanes of the A40 have re-opened following a crash this morning that left two men with 'life-changing' injuries.
A 50-year-old man from Newport has been arrested on suspicion of causing serious injury by dangerous driving.
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.
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.
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 westbound is closed in Monmouthshire due to a serious accident involving two articulated lorries.
The accident happened between the A466 (Monmouth Traffic Lights) and the A449 (Raglan Interchange).
It happened at the Mitchel Troy Junction and traffic is queuing. Emergency services are currently at the scene.
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Police were called to the house, which was empty at the time, at 3:35 on Sunday morning.
Anyone with any information is asked to come forward.
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One lane is closed on the A449 in both directions between the Usk Interchange and the Raglan Interchange because of a shed load of concrete blocks from a lorry.
There are also four broken down vehicles and so there is recovery work underway.
Gwent Police is appealing for help to locate a convicted robber who has absconded from Prescoed Prison in Monmouthshire.
Jeffrey Griffiths, 34, was sentenced to seven years in prison for robbery in September 2013.
He absconded at around 10pm last night. He has connections in the Swansea area.
Gwent Police says he is not a registered sex offender but there may be a potential risk due to the fact that the individual is no longer in the custody of the prison service.
Anyone with information is urged to call 101.
A murder inquiry has been launched after the body of a woman was discovered at an address in Monmouthshire yesterday.
Gwent police were called to an address in the Usk area just before 7pm, where they discovered the body of a 78-year-old woman from the area.
A 48-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder, and remains in police custody to assist officers with their inquiries.
The cause of death is not yet known, but the woman's family are said to be receiving support by family liaison officers.
"This is a tragic incident and our thoughts are with the family of the deceased at this very difficult time.
Our investigation will establish exactly what happened and I can confirm that we are not looking for anyone else in connection with this incident."