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Child hit by quad bike has 'serious injuries'

Police are appealing for witnesses after a seven-year-old child was hit by a quad bike and suffered "serious injuries".

A quad bike. Credit: ITV News

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.

Child in hospital after collision with quad bike

The collision happened at approximately 6.10pm on Tuesday evening

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.


Pontypridd warehouse worker set for murder trial

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.

Christopher May is charged with the murder of Tracey Woodford. Credit: Wales News Service

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.

Murder investigation: Council says 'such events are a rare occurrence'

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.

– Cllr Andrew Morgan, Leader, Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council

Man appears in court charged with Pontypridd murder

A man has appeared in court charged with the murder of a woman in Pontypridd.

Christopher May spoke only to confirm his name, address and date of birth Credit: Wales News Service

Christopher May, 50, is accused of killing 47-year-old Tracey Woodford, whose dismembered body was found at a flat in the town.

Police are awaiting the results of further forensic tests after Tracey Woodford's death. Credit: Family photograph / South Wales Police

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.

Police re-appeal for information following murder charge

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."

– Detective Superintendent Paul Hurley, South Wales Police


Man, 50, charged in connection with Pontypridd murder

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.

Family of murdered woman pay tribute to her

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".

Credit: South Wales Police

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.”

– Family of Tracey Woodford

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.

Police given more time to question suspect in murder case

South Wales Police has been given a further 36 hours to interview a man held on suspicion of the murder of Tracey Woodford.

Credit: South Wales Police

The 47-year-old's dismembered body was discovered in a flat in Pontypridd on Friday where a 50-year-old man was arrested.

A post-mortem examination will take place later today.

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