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Police find body in search of missing Merthyr pensioner

Credit: South Wales Police

Police searching for a pensioner from Merthyr say they have found a body.

68-year-old Thomas Williams was last seen on Wednesday 22 February.

South Wales Police say the body of a man has been found near the location he was last seen.

Formal identification of the body is yet to take place, however the family of Mr Williams has been informed.

A multi-agency search has been stood down.

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800 homes still without power in North Wales

800 homes are without power in North Wales tonight, with the majority in Anglesey, after storm Doris swept across Wales yesterday.

Scottish Power Energy Networks said they had hoped to restore power to all properties by 5pm today.

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SP Energy Networks has been working across the day to respond to a high number of weather related incidents across North and Mid Wales due wind gusts of up to 94mph caused by Storm Doris.

In total since Thursday we have had around 80,000 customers impacted by the high winds.

Currently around 800 homes are without power in North Wales, with the majority in Anglesey.

Engineers will continue to work into the night to fix faults, but is anticipated that a small number of homes in North Wales will remain off power overnight.

Customers can call our Emergency Number on 0800 001 5400, or the new national number 105.

The storm force winds caused as many faults in three hours as SP Energy Networks would normally see in three months.

The biggest issue affecting the electricity network has been uprooted trees and other debris blown on to overhead power lines, which has caused damage and brought down the power lines in some areas.

– Scottish Power spokesperson
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