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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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Motorcyclist dies after accident in Cardiff

The motorcyclist died at a junction between Rover Way and Tide Fields road. Credit: ITV Cymru Wales News

Police say a motorcyclist has died after an accident in Cardiff.

It happened shortly before 10 last night on a roundabout on Rover Way at its junction with Tide Fields Road.

Officers say it involved a red and white Yamaha R6 motorcycle.

Police are appealing for witnesses and for anyone with information about the way a number of motorcyclists had been riding as a group before the accident.

Call 101.

Major commuter route into Cardiff closed

A busy commuter road into and out of Cardiff has been closed after an accident.

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Police and the fire service are dealing with the accident. The road is closed between the M4 and Culverhouse Cross.

They say it involves a lorry and two cars. Those involved have minor injuries but because the lorry has overturned the carriageway is likely to be closed for several hours.

Chemicals have spilled across both carriageways.

Police say motorists are advised to avoid the area to ease congestion.

Police investigate after robbery at Swansea Post Office

Police are currently investigating the attempted robbery at the Swansea store. Credit: Google Street View

Police are urgently trying to find witnesses after an attempted robbery in Swansea yesterday afternoon.

Two men were spotted at the Parkway Post Office in Sketty and were then seen leaving on a red motorbike at around 4pm.

Police are urging anyone who may have seen the men or the motorbike involved to get in touch by calling 101 or contacting Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

Police search for missing man

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South Wales Police are searching for a missing person in the Swansea area.

77 year-old Gordon Cullford was last seen at around 1.15pm yesterday at the city's Singleton Hospital.

He's described as being a white, 5’7 in height, white swept back hair, with black glass. He was wearing olive green trousers, blue/turquoise shirt, a fawn and dark brown zipped cardigan, a red zip jacket and black shoes.

Police say there is considerable concern for his safety and well being.

Members of the public are asked to contact police with any sightings by calling 101.

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Concern for safety of missing hospital patient

The are concerns for the safety of a man who has been missing from University Hospital Llandough since New Year’s Eve.

Police are concerned for the safety of Steven Anning Credit: South Wales Police

Steven Anning, aged 20, who is a patient at the hospital has not been seen since Wednesday 31st December at 4pm.

He is described as 6ft 1in tall, with short black hair.

Despite extensive enquiries by officers he has not been traced. We are asking Steven, or anyone who knows where he is to contact us.

– Inspector Andrew Rice

South Wales Police are urging anyone with information on his whereabouts to call 101 quoting reference number 1400484873.

10 top tips to keep your home secure over Christmas

South Wales Police have offered these handy hints to keep your home safe over the festive period:

  • Arrange for parcels to be delivered with neighbours if you're going to be out.
  • Make sure presents and valuables aren't visible through windows.
  • Secure all doors and windows before you leave home - even if you're only away for a short while.
  • Protect patio doors with additional locks or security measures.
  • Set your burglar alarm when you go to bed at night and when you leave during the day.
  • Don't keep house or car keys in obvious locations or anywhere near the front doors.
  • Never leave a door key in a convenient hiding place, like under a flower pot etc.
  • Use a door chain before you answer the door.
  • Be aware of uninvited callers - check identities and if in doubt don't let them in.
  • Don't advertise that your home is empty - if you are going away, be careful who you tell. Consider who may have access to messages that you put on social media.

Police remind people to keep homes safe over Christmas

Police are reminding people to make sure their homes are safe and secure over Christmas.

South Wales Police say it's important to remain vigilant this time of year particularly as there has been a recent increase in burglaries across Cardiff:

"Cardiff is a safe city to live and work in. However, we have seen a recent increase in burglaries across the city and we are reminding homeowners that by introducing some basic home security measures they can help to deter would-be criminals from targeting their properties."

– Detective Chief Inspector Richard Jones, South Wales Police
Police are asking people to make sure their homes are safe Credit: PA

Advice includes:

  • Lock all doors and windows - even if you're only leaving home for a short time
  • Don't leave presents or valuables on display
  • Set your burglar alarm at night
  • Be aware of uninvited callers - check identities and if in doubt do not let them in
  • If you are going away over Christmas - be careful who you tell, consider who may have access to messages that you post on social media advertising that your homes will be empty

Experts also want people to be mindful of their friends and neighbours:

"We are also appealing for people to be watchful and look out for each other. If you see a neighbour's home which is insecure, please be a good neighbour and point it out to them, particularly if they are elderly or vulnerable... If you have any concerns or see people acting suspiciously please ring the police, we would much rather attend to address your concern than attend after a burglary has taken place."

– Chief Inspector Helen Summerfield, South Wales Police
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