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Crash leaves woman with 'life-threatening injuries'

A 21-year-old woman suffered life-threatening injuries in a crash in the SA1 development Credit: ITV News

A man has been arrested, after a crash in Swansea left a woman with 'life-threatening injuries.'

The 20-year-old man was driving a black Honda Civic when it collided with parked cars in Langdon Road in the SA1 development at around 10.25pm last night.

South Wales Police say the 21-year-old woman who was a passenger in the car is being treated for 'life-threatening injuries' at the University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff. Two other people, who were in another car, are also receiving treatment for injuries.

Police are appealing for anyone with information or who saw a black Honda Civic in Swansea Marina or SA1 areas last night to contact 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

Biker dies after collision with parked car

A biker died after his motorbike collided with a parked car in the village of Cadoxton near Neath. Credit: ITV News

A 27-year-old man was killed this morning after his motorbike crashed into a parked car near Neath.

South Wales Police say he was riding on Cadoxton Terrace, Cadoxton in the direction of Neath town centre when the collision happened at around 2am.

Anypne who saw or heard the collision is asked to contact South Wales Police's Roads Policing Unit on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.


Man gets ASBO for 90 calls to 999 in four hours

John Hamlet from Cardiff was given an ASBO for wasting police time. Credit: South Wales Police

A Cardiff man has been given an anti-social behaviour order after making more than 90 calls to 999 in four hours.

Cardiff Magistrates Court was told John Joseph Hamlet of Fairwater falsely reported burglaries and assaults to South Wales Police resulting in the wasted allocation of numerous police resources including firearms officers and dog handlers.

The ASBO bans the 44-year-old from verbally abusing or intimidating any person including police officers in Cardiff and must not contact the police or emergency services using the 999 service unless in a genuine emergency.

Pc Bernie Bond said, “Hamlet was verbally abusive and swore at the call takers during many of the calls. He was warned to stop making the false calls several times but he continued resulting in his arrest.”

Hamlet was sentenced to 16 weeks imprisonment for making malicious calls and the misuse of the 999 system.

Detectives admit theft of cash and pens in sting

Detective Constable Jason Evans took two disposable pens. Credit: Wales News Service

Two South Wales police officers have been convicted of theft after being caught by their own force in an undercover sting.

Detective Sergeant Stephen Phillips stole £250 and Detective Constable Jason Evans took two disposable pens, Cardiff Magistrates' Court was told.

The pair were found out when the force staged a fake undercover operation which the defendants thought was real.

Phillips, 45, and Evans, 43, thought they were carrying out a raid in connection with a series of robberies in Manchester, unaware that the targeted house in Neath was rigged with secret police cameras.

Detective Sergeant Stephen Phillips stole £250 the court was told. Credit: Wales News Service

The court were told the pair then drove to a service station on the M5 to hand over the contents of the raid to officers from Greater Manchester Police, who were also in on the sting. But before the exchange had taken place Phillips had spent £60 of the cash in a gambling machine.

The pair were arrested when they returned to South Wales after it was discovered that the goods they had handed over were missing the cash and pens.

Evans, from Cilfrew in the Neath Valley, and Phillips, from Skewen, admitted one charge of theft each and will be sentenced later this month.

The pair - who are suspended by South Wales Police - were yesterday warned they faced custody after admitting theft.

Judge Bodfan Jenkins said: "This is a gross breach of trust in relation to the force and what the public expect from the police. It's not about the cost, it's about the breach of trust and at first blush it appears to me that this is a custody case."

The officers, who are based in Neath, near Swansea, were part of a team investigating organised crime.

Olchfa school 'shocked and saddened' by pupil's death

The headteacher of Olchfa Comprehensive School in Swansea says the school is "shocked and saddened" by the sudden death of a 15-year-old pupil.

At this time we are unaware of the circumstances that led to his death but we are acutely aware of how it will affect his friends, his teachers and the wider school community.

It is impossible to describe the sense of grief we feel for his family and our hearts go out to them at this time. There is nothing we can say to take away their pain. He has been taken away from them, from us, in the most tragic of circumstances and we are all struggling to come to terms with it.

– Hugh Davies, Headteacher at Olchfa Comprehensive School

Support is in place for pupils and teachers, Mr Davies added.

Read: Police investigating death of teenage boy in Swansea


Police investigating death of teenage boy in Swansea

Police in Swansea are investigating the sudden death of a teenage boy, whose body was found in an area off Gower Road in Sketty.

Officers were called to the scene at 9.30am this morning.

The death is being treated as unexplained but there do not appear to be any suspicious circumstances at this stage.

HM Coroner has been informed and trained family liaison officers are supporting the family at this sad time.

– South Wales Police

Accident brings chaos to Cardiff city centre roads

Some drivers are reporting delays of over an hour. Credit: Matthew Horwood

A traffic accident is causing chaos on roads into the centre of Cardiff this afternoon. South Wales Police say two cars collided with a man on North Road at around 3pm.

Both carriageways northbound are shut and only one carriageway is open southbound.

Vehicles are being diverted via Column Road and motorists are being asked to avoid the area. The man suffered serious injuries but police say they are not life threatening.

An investigation is underway.

A pedestrian's injuries were described as serious but not life threatening. Credit: Matthew Horwood

Police: Thoughts remain with family of Merthyr two

Police have thanked the Troedyrhiw community for their co-operation during an investigation into the deaths of Joanne Thomas and her four-month-old baby Harper.

An open verdict was recorded today at inquest.

This verdict brings what has been an extremely thorough police investigation into the circumstances surrounding the deaths of both Joanne and her baby to a conclusion.

I would like to thank the community for their co-operation during what were very tragic circumstances.

Our thoughts, as always remain with the family at this very difficult time.

– Detective Inspector Tudor Thomas, South Wales Police

Read: 'No closure' for mother and baby's family after inquest

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