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Appeal after woman assaulted at railway station

Police are appealing for information after a woman working at Newport Railway Station was assaulted by a man.

Police would like to speak to this man following the incident. Credit: British Transport Police

British Transport Police says the incident took place just after 12.10pm on Monday 31st August near the rear ticket barriers.

The victim, a female member of rail staff, was assisting passengers at the ticket barriers when a man tried walking through to look for a friend.

When he was told he would need a ticket to access the station, he tried tailgating other passengers through the barrier, but was prevented from doing so by the victim.

The man reacted angrily and turned his aggression towards the victim, subjecting her to a barrage of abuse and assaulting her before leaving the station.

– PC Morgan Andrews

Police say the victim was left "feeling vulnerable and deeply upset.”

The man police would like to speak to is described as black, aged in his late teens or early 20s, around 5ft 5in, of slim build with short black hair. It is believed he may reside in the Bristol area.

Anyone with information about this incident should contact British Transport Police on Freefone 0800 40 50 40.

'Extra £1.1bn' invested in Welsh NHS

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The Welsh Government says more than £1.1bn in additional investment has been made in NHS Wales over the last two years.

It says the health budget has increased by more than 9% since 2013-14, which is equivalent to an extra £178 being spent on health for every person in Wales.It is now said to be the largest it has been and accounts for 46% of the Welsh Government’s total annual budget.

Over the course of the last 17 years, the Welsh NHS is seeing more people than ever before; it is referring more people to hospital-based services; it is providing faster access to diagnostic services and it is providing faster, more effective care, using the most advanced treatments available.

Performance in some areas is still not at the level we would like it to be in all areas but improvements have and continue to be made. I am determined to ensure performance continues to improve across the NHS.”

– Vaughan Gething AM, Deputy Health Minister



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