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Police now close road under railway station

Road going under Pontypridd Railway Station now closed. Credit: ITV Wales News

ITV Wales' hannah Thomas reports from the scene that police have now "sealed-off an area under the railway bridge in Pontypridd. We don't know whether it is connected to the ongoing incident in the Sardis Road area of the town."

Mobile Policing Unit arrives at Pontypridd investigation. Credit: ITV Wales News

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Rugby club tells members 'no access' to site

In a statement on its website Pontypridd Rugby Club says there is no access to its site.

Police near Pontypridd Rugby Club on Friday evening. Credit: ITV Wales News

Supporters, partners and neighbours of Pontypridd RFC are advised that the Sardis Road stadium is currently not accessible.

This is due to a police investigation into a major incident in the vicinity.

The club will keep all concerned informed regarding access to the Sardis Road stadium as further information is received from the relevant authorities.

– Pontypridd RFC
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Police confirm they are dealing with an incident

Police vans in the road leading to Pontypridd rugby club Credit: ITV Wales

Police have confirmed they are dealing with an incident in Pontypridd but are not issuing any further details at this stage.

There is a large police presence around the town's rugby club.

The police helicopter has also been deployed and a cordon is in place.

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Police cordons in place around Pontypridd rugby club

Police officers are manning cordons around Pontypridd rugby club.

Police have been asked to comment.

Police cordons in place around Pontypridd rugby club Credit: Jaspreet Badwal/Corey Rees
Residents say the police helicopter is also in the air above the town Credit: Jaspreet Badwal/Corey Rees
A series of different cordons are in place Credit: Jaspreet Badwal/Corey Rees

Drivers urged to avoid Pontypridd town centre

Drivers are being urged to avoid Pontypridd town centre due to an ongoing police incident.

The council say there is traffic congestion in the area.

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