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Concern for safety of missing hospital patient

The are concerns for the safety of a man who has been missing from University Hospital Llandough since New Year’s Eve.

Police are concerned for the safety of Steven Anning Credit: South Wales Police

Steven Anning, aged 20, who is a patient at the hospital has not been seen since Wednesday 31st December at 4pm.

He is described as 6ft 1in tall, with short black hair.

Despite extensive enquiries by officers he has not been traced. We are asking Steven, or anyone who knows where he is to contact us.

– Inspector Andrew Rice

South Wales Police are urging anyone with information on his whereabouts to call 101 quoting reference number 1400484873.


10 top tips to keep your home secure over Christmas

South Wales Police have offered these handy hints to keep your home safe over the festive period:

  • Arrange for parcels to be delivered with neighbours if you're going to be out.
  • Make sure presents and valuables aren't visible through windows.
  • Secure all doors and windows before you leave home - even if you're only away for a short while.
  • Protect patio doors with additional locks or security measures.
  • Set your burglar alarm when you go to bed at night and when you leave during the day.
  • Don't keep house or car keys in obvious locations or anywhere near the front doors.
  • Never leave a door key in a convenient hiding place, like under a flower pot etc.
  • Use a door chain before you answer the door.
  • Be aware of uninvited callers - check identities and if in doubt don't let them in.
  • Don't advertise that your home is empty - if you are going away, be careful who you tell. Consider who may have access to messages that you put on social media.

Police remind people to keep homes safe over Christmas

Police are reminding people to make sure their homes are safe and secure over Christmas.

South Wales Police say it's important to remain vigilant this time of year particularly as there has been a recent increase in burglaries across Cardiff:

"Cardiff is a safe city to live and work in. However, we have seen a recent increase in burglaries across the city and we are reminding homeowners that by introducing some basic home security measures they can help to deter would-be criminals from targeting their properties."

– Detective Chief Inspector Richard Jones, South Wales Police
Police are asking people to make sure their homes are safe Credit: PA

Advice includes:

  • Lock all doors and windows - even if you're only leaving home for a short time
  • Don't leave presents or valuables on display
  • Set your burglar alarm at night
  • Be aware of uninvited callers - check identities and if in doubt do not let them in
  • If you are going away over Christmas - be careful who you tell, consider who may have access to messages that you post on social media advertising that your homes will be empty

Experts also want people to be mindful of their friends and neighbours:

"We are also appealing for people to be watchful and look out for each other. If you see a neighbour's home which is insecure, please be a good neighbour and point it out to them, particularly if they are elderly or vulnerable... If you have any concerns or see people acting suspiciously please ring the police, we would much rather attend to address your concern than attend after a burglary has taken place."

– Chief Inspector Helen Summerfield, South Wales Police

90-year-old woman in 'critical condition' following collision

A 90-year-old woman remains in a critical condition after being involved in a collision with a car yesterday evening.

It happened on Lavernock Road in Penarth, in the Vale of Glamorgan, between the junctions of Augusta Road and Forrest Road.

South Wales Police are looking to speak to anyone who might have seen the silver Peugeot car involved, or the woman herself, who was walking along Lavernock Road at around 5.10pm.

Police appeal to locate woman and baby

Police in Bridgend are issuing an appeal to find a woman and a baby, after concerns were raised by a member of the public.

The pair were seen just after 8.30pm outside the Cooperative Supermarket The Triangle, Brackla Way, Bridgend.

The young woman is reported to be wearing a dressing gown, three quarter length leggings and a pair of trainers. Her hair was blonde and pulled into a ponytail.

“While we’ve received no missing person report, the weather is cold and wet and from the information we’ve received, we believe neither mother or baby were dressed for the conditions. We would therefore appeal to anyone who may have information that will help us identify and locate this woman to contact us immediately on 101. We also ask that the woman herself to make contact, so we can be sure she and the baby are now safe.”

– Gary Smart, South Wales Police Inspector


Two charged with murder over Pyle death

The body of Nicholas Tame was found at a property at Monks Close in Pyle on December 7th. Credit: ITV Wales News

Two people have been charged with murder following the death of a 46-year-old man in Pyle.

Joanne Parkhouse Thomas, 41, and Kevin Cwyn Syms, 52, appeared at Bridgend Magistrates Court today charged with murdering Nicholas Tame.

Police were called to Monks Close in Pyle shortly after 6am on Sunday, December 7 where the body of Mr Tame, from the North Cornelly area, was discovered.

I am appealing to the local community in the Pyle area, especially in the roads surrounding Monks Close to get in touch with us if they saw or heard anything in the early hours of last Sunday morning.

This could be as innocuous as seeing someone walking the streets at around 4am to 6am. I would also like to thank the community so far for their assistance and understanding whilst we have been carrying out our investigation.

Officers are currently supporting Mr Tame's family at what is clearly a very distressing time for them. I can also confirm police are not looking for anyone else in connection with this incident.”

– DCI Peter Doyle

Both Thomas and Syms were remanded in custody to appear before Cardiff Crown on Thursday, December 11, 2014.

Two people arrested on suspicion of murder following death of 46-year-old man

The man was found at a property at Monks Close in Pyle this morning. Credit: ITV Wales News

Police are investigating the suspicious death of a 46-year-old man which was reported shortly after 6:00am this morning. The man was found at a property at Monks Close in Pyle.

A 41-year-old woman from Pyle and a 52-year-old man from Porthcawl have been arrested on suspicion of murder and are being held at Queens Road Police Station in Bridgend.

Anyone who may have information concerning this incident is asked to contact South Wales Police.

Man killed in collision with taxi in Port Talbot

Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was killed in a collision in Port Talbot.

The crash happened at around 1:40am this morning on the A4063 Maesteg Road between Croeserw and Cymmer.

A white Toyota Avensis taxi which was travelling towards Cymmer collided with the man, who was pronounced dead at the scene. He is yet to be identified.

Anyone who travelled along that road from between 1:30am and 1:45am is asked to contact police on 101 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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