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Police appeal for man last seen at pub in Porthcawl

Police are appealing for information on a 43-year-old man from Blackwood in Gwent who was last seen at the High Tide pub in Porthcawl on Saturday evening.

Gwent Police say Steven Jones is of medium build and approximately 5ft 7 tall. He has a tattoo of three stars on his neck and was last seen wearing stone wash jeans, red daps and a white t-shirt with a red Lonsdale logo on it.

Anyone with information relating to Steven's whereabouts is asked to call 101 quoting log 251 17/08/15.

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Police investigate assault at Trecco Bay caravan park

The incident was reported at around 8.00am this morning Credit: PA

An 18-year-old man has been taken to hospital with injuries after a possible assault at the Trecco Bay caravan park in Porthcawl.

The incident was reported at around 8am on Sunday morning.

South Wales Police is asking anyone who may have seen anything suspicious in the area overnight to contact them.

Record 1,500 take part in Porthcawl Christmas swim

Organisers say a record 1,500 swimmers took a dip in the sea as part of Porthcawl's Christmas Morning Swim.

The crowds flocked to Sandy Bay beach in fine weather this morning. Credit: Owen Richards / Porthcawl Christmas Morning Swim

A further 3,000 spectators are estimated to have watched on.

Swimmers braved the cold water in a range of Christmas fancy dress outfits. Credit: Owen Richards / Porthcawl Christmas Morning Swim

The event is marking its 50th anniversary, and raises money for a number of local charities and organisations.

Swimmers brave water in Porthcawl on Christmas morning

Many swimmers wore fancy dress as they took to the water. Credit: Wales News Service

Huge crowds have turned out for the Porthcawl Christmas Morning Swim.

Swimmers braved the cold sea water at Porthcawl. Credit: Wales News Service

The event is celebrating its 50th anniversary, and raising money for local charities and projects.

The event is raising money for a number of charities and local projects. Credit: Wales News Service

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Over 1,000 expected for 50th Porthcawl Christmas swim

More than 1,000 people are expected to brave the cold sea later, as Porthcawl Christmas Morning Swim marks its 50th anniversary.

Fancy dress is encouraged for those daring to take part. Credit: Amie Lipley / Porthcawl Christmas Morning Swim

Organisers are hoping for a record attendance, at what is now one of the UK's largest festive swims.

Swimmers are due to gather from 10.30am - before the official start at the top of the beach at 11.45am.

Around 1,000 people took part last year - and organisers expect even more today. Credit: Amie Lipley / Porthcawl Christmas Morning Swim

The event is raising money for a series of charities and local projects.

Porthcawl fire 'likely to take 24 hours to put out'

Jennie Griffiths from South Wales Fire and Rescue Service says that the large fire in Porthcawl involved around two acres of thick gorse which is well alight - and firefighting efforts are likely to continue for 24 hours.

Fears Porthcawl fire may spread

South Wales Fire and Rescue Service says around 25 firefighters are now tackling a large blaze on the seafront in Porthcawl.

A fire service spokesperson confirmed they are trying to bring the fire under control quickly, due to concerns it may spread, in a strong breeze.

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