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Woman returns home to find house is 'up for rent'

A woman out walking her dog came back to see her home was up for rent.

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Jess Popper, 32, was stunned to see the "To Let" sign outside her own house put up by a blundering sign company.

Office worker Jess said: "This is a private family property - my father has lived here for fifty years."

Letting agency Next Move apologised for the blunder at her home in Uplands, Swansea.

A spokesman for the company said: "This was an error with our board company which erects display boards on our behalf. We have apologised to her."

Dancer jailed after blackmailing man over affair

A dancer from Merthyr who blackmailed a married man by threatening to tell his wife about their secret affair has been jailed.

Kimberly O' Leary was jailed for 16 months and handed a restraining order. Credit: South Wales Police

30-year-old Kimberly O'Leary demanded her lover pay her more than £4,000 to buy her silence.

But Merthyr Crown Court heard the married man eventually reported her to police after she asked for more money and had posted messages on the Facebook page where he worked.

"The man had received a number of text messages, phone calls and a voice mail from O'Leary demanding money to keep quiet about the affair they had had...He felt harassed and distressed by the contact. He paid the money in the hope that would end things."

– Rachel Knight, Prosecuting

O'Leary, of Gurnos, Merthyr, admitted blackmail with menaces between August 1, 2014 and January 22, 2015.

"There was a naivety on her behalf as to how serious a situation it was...This has been a salutary lesson for her."

– Paul Jenkins, Defending

She was jailed for 16 months and given a restraining order banning her from contacting her victim.

"You are a menace and a woman who is prepared to stop at nothing...Blackmail was once described as attempted murder of the soul and that's what you chose to inflict on this gentleman...You bombarded him with messages causing pain and misery."

– Judge Philip Richards



Police appeal after woman attacked at midnight

South Wales Police is appealing for information following an assault on a woman which occurred around midnight in the Llandough area in the Vale of Glamorgan on Wednesday 18th March 2015.

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Police say the victim was subjected to a violent physical attack from a white male. The suspect was driving a blue coloured four or five door car.

Police believe the suspect was driving in the Grangetown area of Cardiff prior to the incident and witnesses may have seen the man there between 11pm and midnight.

Detective Inspector Clive Bevan said: “I would like to reassure the local community that this appears to be an isolated incident and that our officer’s have increased patrols in the Cardiff and Llandough areas since the assault.”

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