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South Wales Police to review security arrangements

A police officer in Parliament Square in London, Credit: PA Images

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.


Police investigating death of street lighting worker

Police are appealing for help following the death of a street lighting worker on the Heads of the Valleys road.

Police want to speak to people who witnessed anything prior to the death Credit: ITV News

The 42-year-old was installing street lighting on the A465 between Cefn Coed and Baverstocks roundabout when an incident occurred yesterday afternoon. A 39-year-old man has been arrested and bailed pending further enquiries.

The electrician was taken to Prince Charles Hospital in Merthyr at 3pm and later died. South Wales Police and the Health and Safety Executive are both investigating.

South Wales Police would like to hear from anyone travelling through the area between 2pm and 3pm and witnessed work being carried out on the lighting installation prior to the arrival of the emergency services. Please call 101 with information.

Girl, 16, missing from Swansea area

South Wales Police are appealing for help finding Anna Sousa, aged 16, from Swansea.

Anna Sousa has been missing since Wednesday Credit: South Wales Police

She is believed to have travelled to London and has links to the Guildford area of Surrey.

She was last seen at 7.30pm on Wednesday wearing jeans and a black and red zip-up jacket.

Anyone who's seen Anna is asked to call 101.

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