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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”.


South Wales Police to review security arrangements

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South Wales Police say they will be reviewing their current security arrangements following the events of the Westminster terror attack.

I extend the sympathies of all of us at South Wales Police to those affected by the grave events in London yesterday.

In the light of this incident in Westminster, South Wales Police is reviewing its current security arrangements and monitoring updates from the Metropolitan Police Service.

I want to reassure the public that there is no specific threat to this region. However, the public are urged to be extra vigilant and to report suspicious incidents.

Police visibility will increase in certain areas, such as crowded places and iconic locations across the South Wales Police force area. The threat level across the UK is currently at Severe.

Our thoughts are with the family and friends of those affected by yesterday’s terrorist incident.

– Chief Constable Peter Vaughan,

Cardiff drug dealers jailed for four-and-a-half years

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Two Cardiff drug dealers, who crashed their van as they tried to escape from police, have been jailed.

Husseiin Mursal and Said Yusuf, both 26, have been sentenced to four-and-a-half years in prison after being arrested by plain clothed police officers.

They were seen dealing drugs from a silver Berlingo mini van on Moria Place in the Roath area.

When they spotted the police they tried to escape. They crashed into a parked car before getting their vehicle stuck between a police vehicle and bollards.

Heroin and crack cocaine were seized at the scene by officers.

These men were caught red handed selling class A drugs on the streets of Cardiff.

They have continually lied about their involvement in drug dealing but the jury saw right through them.

Crack and heroin does untold damage to communities and I hope the sentences imposed deters others from following their path.

I also hope this sentence and the story behind it reassures the local community that we are actively tackling drug dealers every day on the streets of Cardiff.

– Detective Sergeant Dave Bancroft, from the Cardiff Organised Crime Unit


OAP threatened with prison for hoax 999 calls

A pensioner has been warned he faces prison if he makes more bogus 999 calls.

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John Harvey, aged 71, has made more than 250 false calls to the emergency services from his Swansea home. And police have now taken out a Criminal Behaviour Order against him.

"Harvey has made in excess of 250 calls to emergency services requesting an ambulance, claiming he was having a medical episode.

"In addition, he would either be abusive to staff or when taken to hospital after having treatment found to be not suffering any ill-effects and wasting the emergency services time."

– Spokesman, South Wales Police

The order doesn't prevent Harvey making a genuine emergency call.

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