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Olympic medalist Hannah Mills appeals for new lifeboat

Olympic silver medalist and sailor Hannah Mills has launched an appeal today for a new lifeboat at Penarth Marina - the busiest inshore station in Wales.

Local sailor Hannah Mills launches Penarth lifeboat appeal Credit: ITV Wales

Hannah won silver at the 2012 London Olympics and is a gold hopeful for next month's games in Rio. She flies out this Sunday. She said her local lifeboat station "needs the best equipment possible" to help people caught in the treacherous waters off the Penarth coast.

The RNLI need to raise £52,000 for a new lifeboat. Anyone wishing to donate can visit penarthlifeboatappeal.org.

Concern grows for missing Cardiff man from hospital

Police are searching for a 61-year-old man who has been reported missing.

Brian Keitch, who is from Penarth, was last seen leaving the University Hospital of Wales, this morning.

Mr. Keitch was wearing a white top with Las Vegas written on the front, cream shorts and brown leather sandals.

Anyone with information should contact South Wales Police on 101.

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Appeal after fakes notes used in Penarth shops

Police are appealing for information after fake notes were used in shops in Penarth in the Vale of Glamorgan.

South Wales Police say they would like to identify this man. Credit: South Wales Police

South Wales Police says four fake-notes were handed over on Sunday 18th October, in shops such as Subway and Funky Monkey on Windsor Road, and also the nearby PDSA Charity chop.

In each case high value notes were used to buy cheap goods and change was given.

Police say they would like to speak to a man caught on CCTV about the use of counterfeit money.

Anyone who recognises him is asked to call 101.

Woman assaulted and her BMW car stolen

Police are investigating an assault on a woman by a man who then stole her BMW car.

Windsor Terrace in Penarth where the assault took place. Credit: Google Street View

South Wales Police say the incident took place at 6.30pm on Windsor Terrace in Penarth on Saturday.

The car was then involved in a collision with another vehicle injuring a second woman.

The man then left the area in a "new style" White VW Polo or Golf. He's described as a white, around 6ft 2ins tall, of stocky build with short brown hair and was wearing a green checked shirt underneath a blue woollen jumper.

This was an extremely frightening incident and has left the two female victims feeling shocked and with injuries requiring medical attention, a full investigation is continuing in order to trace the persons responsible.

– Detective Inspector Michelle Conque

Anyone with information is asked to contact the police on 101.

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Karts crash in race for top speed at downhill derby

Pigasus, Downhill Derby Credit: ITV Wales News

From flying pigs to Postman Pat, the Flintstones and Formula One - this year's range of hand made karts didn't disappoint at the Downhill Derby in Penarth.

The annual event, now in its fourth year, saw drivers launch their non-motorised karts down Cliff Hill towards Penarth pier on the esplanade.

Postman Pat kart at Penarth Downhill Derby Credit: ITV Wales News

The winner is the fastest to make it past the finish line after dodging various obstacles along the way.

Of course, in the fight for the fastest kart - there was also the occasional crash.

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Police issue warning over door-to-door scamming

Police in South Wales are warning residents to be aware of door-to-door scamming, after a series of suspected incidents in the Vale of Glamorgan.

A number of suspected scamming incidents have happened in the Vale of Glamorgan Credit: Suffolk Police

A number of incidents are thought to have happened in Penarth, involving two men who appear to be canvassing for the charity Unicef.

But Unicef UK have since confirmed the men are not authorised to fundraise for the charity.

The scammers are currently using Unicef as a cover, but police are advising people to be aware that they may also use other charities.

Officers are asking anyone who suspects anyone of soliciting donations to contact the charity's supporter care team, and the police on 101.

Fatal fire in Penarth

An elderly woman has been found dead after a fire in Penarth in the Vale of Glamorgan.

Crews from the town and Cardiff were called out to a house, in Cedar Way, shortly before 7.30pm. They extinguished a fire on the ground floor and later discovered the body of an elderly woman.

A joint investigation by the fire service and South Wales Police is underway.

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