Police are appealing for information after a prisoner absconded from Pencoed Prison in Usk.
Gwent Police say 37-year-old Damon Maynard absconded at around 11:30pm on Monday night.
Maynard pleaded guilty to wounding with intent and violent disorder at Merthyr Crown Court in May 2004 and was sentenced to life in prison.
He's described as around five feet seven inches tall and of slim build. He was last seen wearing dark trousers, a dark top and was also wearing a dark baseball cap.
Police say he has connections in the Pontypridd area.
Around the time of Maynard absconding a black Vauxhall Astra and a red Ford Fiesta were seen in the area of the prison and officers are keen to speak to the drivers as they made hold vital information.
Police are asking the public not to approach Maynard but to ring 999 quoting log 605 22/06/15.
South Wales Police have confirmed they have charged a 20-year-old man in relation to the collision involving a 7 year old child and a quad bike in Pontypridd.
The man will be appearing at Merthyr Tydfil Magistrates court later today.
The 7-year-old child who was air lifted from the scene has undergone surgery at Morriston Hospital and is in a stable condition after suffering serious leg injuries. His family are at his bedside.
Police would like to thank the assistance given by witnesses at the scene for the first aid treatment and the cooperation shown to the investigation team.
Police are appealing for witnesses after a seven-year-old child was hit by a quad bike and suffered "serious injuries".
South Wales Police say the incident happened at around 6pm on Tuesday at Hopkinstown, Pontypridd.
A seven-year-old boy was walking on Telekeiber Road, Hopkinstown in the general direction of Pontypridd when he was in collision with a blue Quad motorcycle.
The child suffered serious injuries and was air lifted to Morriston Hopsital.
Officers are asking witnesses who either saw the collision or the manner of riding of the motorcyclist to call 101 quoting 1500185685.
A child has been airlifted to hospital after a crash involving a quad bike in Pontypridd.
South Wales Police is appealing for information following the collision that happened just after 6pm.
The child's injuries are currently unknown.
A male who was riding the quad bike has been arrested and is in police custody.
Police say the incident has caused a road closure and motorists may experience traffic delays in the area.
A warehouse worker has appeared via video link at Cardiff Crown Court accused of murdering a woman whose dismembered body was found in a flat.
Christopher Nathan May, 50, is accused of killing Tracey Woodford, 47, at his home in Pontypridd. The court heard his trial is expected to be heard in October and last two weeks.
May appeared on a single charge of murder of Tracey between April 20 and April 25. Tracey was found dead three days after being reported missing by her family.
May spoke only to confirm his name during the brief hearing and was remanded into custody.
Prosecutor Michael Jones said forensic pathologists would be "key" to understanding how Tracy was killed.
Police are still appealing for information from anyone who may have seen Tracey in the days she was missing after drinking in the Skinny Dog pub in the town centre.
Rhondda Cynon Taf Council have released a statement in relation to the ongoing murder investigation in Pontypridd.
They say while local people in the area are understandably concerned, the event must be put into the 'wider context.'
Today 50-year-old Christopher May appeared in court charged with the murder of Tracey Woodford.
The news of this shocking incident will understandably cause anxiety and concern for local residents, but must be placed into the wider context that such events are a rare occurrence in Rhondda Cynon Taf.
Following the updates I have received from the local police, I am confident they are doing all they can to support the local community as part of the investigations.
Everyone's thoughts are I am sure, with the victim's family, and I hope the community will do all they can to assist the police with their investigations and bring forward any information they may hold.
A man has appeared in court charged with the murder of a woman in Pontypridd.
Christopher May, 50, is accused of killing 47-year-old Tracey Woodford, whose dismembered body was found at a flat in the town.
Mr May spoke only to confirm his name, address and date of birth at a brief hearing at Merthyr Tydfil Magistrates Court.
He was wearing a grey jumper and had glasses on his head.
He is due to reappear at Cardiff Crown Court tomorrow morning, charged with a single count of murder.
South Wales Police has made a re-appeal to anyone who has any information relating to Tracey Woodford's whereabouts from the evening of Tuesday 21 April to get in touch.
I would like anybody who hasn’t already come forward to get in touch. I am keen to establish Tracey’s movements over the past week.
“We have received significant support from the public who have no doubt been traumatised by what has unfolded. I would like to thank them for this support and assure them that we are doing everything we possibly can to find out exactly what happened to Tracey."
South Wales Police has charged a 50 year-old man in connection with the murder of Tracey Woodford.
He is due to appear at Merthyr Tydfil Magistrates Court tomorrow.
A post mortem has been carried out but officers are awaiting the results of further forensic tests to determine the cause of Tracey’s death.
Her body was found dismembered in a flat in the Graig area of the town on Friday.
Officers investigating the incident are continuing their appeal for witnesses.
The family of Tracey Woodford, whose body was found at a flat in Pontypridd on Friday have paid tribute to her saying she was a "kind-hearted and a selfless person who would go out of her way to help anyone".
Tracey was liked and loved by all of her family and friends. She was a gentle person who would not hurt anyone and she will be dearly missed by all who knew her. We are thankful for all the support we have received to date. We ask all to respect our wishes for privacy and to be left alone to grieve at this very difficult time.”
South Wales Police is continuing its appeal for witnesses.
In particular they would like to establish Tracey’s movements during the days leading up to the discovery of her body on Friday.
They would like anybody who saw Tracey since she was last seen by family at 12.45pm on Tuesday. In particular they want to hear from anyone who may have seen Tracey in the Skinny Dog public house, between 9pm and 11pm on 21 April.
Tracey is around 5ft 7 inches tall with shoulder length ginger hair. She was wearing a black cardigan at the time she was last seen.