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Armed police arrest four men for firearm offences at Talbot Green

Passers by captured the moment that officers made the arrests. Credit: Geraint Bessant

Armed police have arrested four men on suspicion of possession of a firearm at Talbot Green.

South Wales Police responded to an incident at a car wash in Swansea at around 2:40pm on Tuesday after receiving reports of a group of men in a 4X4 had made threats with weapons.

Officers later pulled over a vehicle which matched the description at Talbot Green and the arrests were made.

South Wales Police have stressed it is not being treated as a terrorist incident.

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Tributes paid to victim of Aberfan crash

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The victim of a fatal road traffic collision on the new Aberfan by-pass on Saturday evening has been named as 23 year-old Andrew Lewis from Aberfan.

Andrew was a much loved son, brother, father and uncle.

He was loved by everyone that knew him and the family are in total shock and totally heartbroken following the tragic death of Andrew.

– Mr Lewis' family

A red BMW F650 motor cycle, on which Mr Lewis was a passenger, and a red Ford C-max motor car were in collision near the local authority amenity centre. The 26 year old male driver of the motorcycle is at the University Hospital of Wales in Cardiff being treated for serious injuries.

The driver of the Ford C-Max was uninjured.

Police are appealing for witnesses.

Motorcycle passenger dies after Aberfan crash

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A motorbike passenger has died after a collision at Golwg-y-Afon, Aberfan on Saturday evening.

A 23-year-old died when the red BMW F650 motorcycle collided with a red Ford C-max car near Ynysowen Community Primary School and the Local Authority refuse and recycling tip.

The other person on the motorcycle, a 24-year-old male, is currently being treated in hospital for serious injuries.

The female driver of the other vehicle was uninjured.

Andrew’s family has paid tribute to him, saying: “Andrew was a much loved son, brother, father and uncle.

“He was loved by everyone that knew him and the family are in total shock and totally heartbroken following the tragic death of Andrew”.

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