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Public urged to be 'extra vigilant' ahead of UEFA Champions League finals in Cardiff

Assistant Chief Constable Richard Lewis of South Wales Police at Tuesday's press conference

South Wales Police says it is is reviewing its current security arrangements and monitoring updates from Greater Manchester Police following the Manchester bombing.

A spokesperson said that while there is "no specific threat to this region", the public are urged to be extra vigilant and to report suspicious incidents.

Assistant Chief Constable Richard Lewis said police visibility will increase in certain areas, such as crowded places and "iconic locations" across the South Wales Police force area.

He added that "detailed safety and security planning and preparation" for the UEFA Champions League finals in June has been happening for months.

Extensive searches and installation of security measures for the Champions League finals have been taking place in Cardiff during the past week and will continue in the run-up to the event.

Access to areas around the stadiums on event days will be extremely limited, and ticket-holders can expect to be subject to rigorous security checks. Measures will also be taken to restrict vehicular access to a number of areas within Cardiff.

– ACC Richard Lewis

'What I am now, I owe to him' - Carwyn Jones leads tributes to Rhodri Morgan

Rhodri Morgan congratulates Carwyn Jones on succeeding him as Welsh Labour leader in 2009 Credit: PA

First Minister Carwyn Jones has opened tributes in the Senedd to his predecessor, Rhodri Morgan, who died last week. Mr Jones recalled how he'd been appointed to the Welsh cabinet by a man he regarded as a father figure.

What I am now, I owe to him. He was a hugely intelligent man, with a fine mind but he could get on with anybody.

We've lost one of our nation's giants. He may be gone but his name is written into our nation's history.

– First Minister Carwyn Jones AM
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