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Man in hospital after 20 foot fall from scaffold

A man is in hospital after falling 20 feet (6 metres) from a temporary scaffold at a chapel in Rhymney.

The man fell 20 feet from a temporary scaffold and was rescued by fire crews Credit: PA

Four fire crews from Merthyr, Barry and Malpas were called at 9.27am this morning to help the man at the building on Carno Street. They used specialist equipment to rescue him.

Gwent Police investigate unexplained death in Rhymney

Gwent Police are investigating an unexplained death in Rhymney.

The Ambulance service were called to an address in the area, where they discovered the body of a 21-year-old man.

At this time the death is being treated as unexplained and officers are investigating the circumstances pending the outcome of toxicology tests and a post mortem.

– Gwent Police statement


Chepstow teenager Rachel Jones reported missing

Rachel Jones, 16, was last seen in Rhymney on Tuesday afternoon Credit: Family / Gwent Police

A 16-year-old girl from Chepstow has been reported missing.

Rachel Jones is described as white, approximately 5ft6 inches tall and of medium build, with dark, shoulder-length hair.

Officers say she was last known to be wearing blue jeans, a black vest, brown coat and black high-top trainers, and carrying a black bag.

Rachel was last seen in Rhymney on Tuesday 20th August at 4.15pm. She is know to have links to Rhymney, New Tredegar and Ely in Cardiff.

Gwent Police are asking anyone with information to contact them using the 101 number, quoting log 394 20/08/13.

Person dies in train incident

Train services in south Wales were affected this morning when a train struck a person on the service between Penarth and Bargoed.

The British Transport Police attended the scene at about half past eight this morning and reported that, having obtained a statement from the driver and witnesses on the platform, the death was a non-suspicious deliberate act.

Train services were suspended in both directions between Cardiff and Rhymney while police dealt with the incident. Train services for Bargoed and Rhymney terminated at Cardiff.

Train services are expected to return to normal by 12.30pm.

Debris cleared following Bargoed derailment

The debris has now been cleared from the line Credit: Network Rail

Work to clear the railway line between Rhymney and Barry has been completed. It's after trees and debris on the line caused a derailment yesterday morning.

A spokesperson from Network Rail confirmed that all debris was now clear, and the track is now fit for use.

Work is now underway with Arriva Trains Wales to resume normal train services as soon as possible.

Disruption continues after derailment near Bargoed

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