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Police shut Swansea road because of 'on-going incident'

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South Wales Police say they are dealing with 'an ongoing incident' in the Mayhill area of the city.

Officers were called to Townhill Road at 2.19 pm yesterday.

The road was closed at around 5pm and will remain closed until the matter has been resolved.

Officers are reassuring people who may be alarmed at the police presence in the area that there is no threat to their safety.

They say work is ongoing to bring the matter to a peaceful and safe close.

Police launch operation to reassure weekend revellers

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Operation Stronghold, which will run for the next two weekends at Cardiff Central station, will see enhanced patrols aimed at reassuring and engaging with weekend rail users.

The operation is designed to prevent the escalation of alcohol fuelled anti-social behaviour, with patrols taking place from early evening to target the busy night-time economy.

Similar activity in other parts of the country has seen a significant drop in instances of anti-social behaviour.

Summer is always a busy period in Cardiff, with lots of events and attractions for people of all ages – from school holiday activities for children to the bustling bars, clubs and restaurants of the city centre.

As such, we want everyone using the rail network at the weekends to enjoy themselves, but also to get to and from the city safely.

– Inspector Mike Jones, South Wales Police


NSPCC express 'grave concern' over allegations of police misconduct

Children's charity the NSPCC says it is of 'grave concern' that the IPCC believes claims of abuse were not properly investigated and lines of enquiry which could have brought him to justice earlier were not pursued.

South Wales Police face misconduct proceedings over handling of child abuse claims Credit: ITV News Wales

“Serious questions have long been raised about how the police investigations into Watkins’ abuse of children were handled from the moment allegations were made.

“We hope that the misconduct proceedings are concluded swiftly so the IPCC’s full findings into how police investigated Watkins’ abhorrent crimes can be made public.

“It’s an incredibly difficult step to report child abuse so it’s imperative that when people do speak out, they have the upmost confidence that what they are reporting will be acted upon immediately.”

– NSPCC spokesman


Man dies in collision near Swansea

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Police say a man's died after a car left the road and collided with a wall during yesterday's rush hour near Swansea.

It happened, just before 5.30pm, on the A483 dual carriageway at Penllegaer.

South Wales police trained family liaison officers are supporting the family of the deceased.

Officers are appealing for witnesses. They should call 101.

South Wales police dog makes the most of the sun!

South Wales Police have tweeted a picture of their police dog Sam enjoying the sun today.

PD Sam can be seen sporting a pair of shades as he makes the most of the glorious weather we've been enjoying throughout the day.

And after a pretty soggy couple of days it's about time we all enjoy a drop of warm sunshine!

But will it last? Ruth Wignall has the latest weather forecast here.

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'Very lucky escape' for Cardiff driver

South Wales Police say a woman was 'very lucky' to escape a car accident last night with only minor injuries.

The driver's car overturned as she approached Cardiff Monday night Credit: South Wales Police

The driver's Vauxhall overturned on the A4232 as she drove towards the city centre. The incident happened at 9pm last night and no other cars were involved. Road traffic police and an ambulance attended the accident.

The woman walked away with only minor injuries Credit: South Wales Police

"The driver was checked over at the scene and left with only minor injuries. It was a very lucky escape"

– South Wales Police spokesman
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