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Police officers convicted of stealing £10,000

Two corrupt officers from South Wales Police have been convicted of stealing £10,000 during a raid.

Police officers Michael Stokes and Stephen Phillips have been found guilty Credit: Athena Pictures

Former Detective Sergeant Stephen Phillips, 47, from Swansea and Detective Constable Michael Stokes, 35, from Glynneath, stole bundles of banknotes during a raid on a suspected drug dealer - and more later during a formal cash count at their police station.

"Today’s convictions are the result of a thorough and determined investigation carried out by South Wales Police that evidences our commitment to tackling and rooting out corruption within the force.

“Police officers hold positions of trust and need to set the highest of standards when serving the people of South Wales. These officers have betrayed that trust with their actions.

“These men are now starting prison sentences, and this, I hope, sends out a clear and unequivocal message that South Wales Police will identify and deal with anyone who engages in this type of corrupt behaviour.”

– Asst Chief Con Jon Stratford, South Wales Police

A third officer originally on trial was discharged earlier in proceedings.

Fatal collision in Cardiff

Police say a 75 year-old pedestrian's died after being involved in a collision with a car in Cardiff.

It happened yesterday afternoon near the junction of Park Road Whitchurch and Lon-y-Celyn and involved the man and a Daihatsu Charade.

There's an appeal for witnesses and a woman's assisting police with their enquiries.


14 year-old reported missing

Ellie-May Everard was last seen yesterday evening.

Ellie-May was last seen yesterday.

South Wales Police is appealing for information about 14-year-old Ellie-May Everard, who has been reported missing.

They say Ellie, who has been living in the Rumney area of Cardiff, was last seen at around 6pm on Wednesday 7th October.

She is described as being of medium build, around 5 foot 4 inches in height with mousey brown shoulder length hair and blue eyes.

She was last seen wearing black trousers, a black top with a dark green jacket and white trainers.

Anyone who has seen or been in contact with Ellie-May or who knows of her whereabouts is asked to call South Wales Police on 101 quoting occurrence number 1500371450.

Police concern for 'missing man'

South Wales Police say it is concerned for the whereabouts of 46 year-old David Montanari who has been missing since 13:00hrs on Monday.

It says David, who is from the Swansea area, was last seen in King George Avenue in Cardiff shortly after he went missing. He is 5ft 11 and was wearing a blue t-shirt (Cardinals logo) and grey jogging trousers when he went missing.

Officers say people with information should call 101.

Police appeal to find missing Alison Jones

Police are appealing for help to trace missing 53-year-old Alison Jones.

Alison Jones was last seen leaving her house on Wednesday Credit: South Wales Police

She was last seen leaving her home in Llanharry, near Pontyclun at 7pm on Wednesday August 19.

She is white, 5ft 6ins tall, of medium build with dyed blonde hair and blue eyes. She was last seen wearing a black and white jumper with a hood, blue or dark coloured jeans and white trainers.

If you can help, call police on 101 quoting reference 1500305197.

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