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Armed police arrest four men for firearm offences at Talbot Green

Passers by captured the moment that officers made the arrests. Credit: Geraint Bessant

Armed police have arrested four men on suspicion of possession of a firearm at Talbot Green.

South Wales Police responded to an incident at a car wash in Swansea at around 2:40pm on Tuesday after receiving reports of a group of men in a 4X4 had made threats with weapons.

Officers later pulled over a vehicle which matched the description at Talbot Green and the arrests were made.

South Wales Police have stressed it is not being treated as a terrorist incident.


Father dies, son critically injured after being hit by a car

A man has died and his seven-year-old son is critically injured after being hit by a car.

Flowers laid for father killed in car crash on A4119 Credit: ITV Wales

It happened at approximately 1230 am on Sunday morning, on the A4119 at Talbot Green.

The 43-year-old man and his son were crossing the road when they were both struck by an Alfa Romeo car.

Father and son were trying to cross A4119 when they were hit by car Credit: ITV Wales

Both were taken to the Royal Glamorgan Hospital where the man later died of his injuries.

The seven-year-old boy remains in a critical condition with life threatening injuries.

The driver of the car, a 22-year-old man, has been arrested and is assisting police with their enquiries.

Police say they're keen to hear from any witnesses that can describe what happened.

The father and son were hit near Arthur Llewellyn Jenkins Furniture centre Credit: ITV Wales

The pair were hit by the car on the A4119 near Arthur Llewellyn Jenkins Furniture Centre.

Local residents say they road is extremely busy and believe it was an accident waiting to happen.

They were using the safest most convenient place to cross, which should be safe. It was an accident waiting to happen. Cars zoom up and down here like it's a race track. It's just tragic.

– Bryan George, local resident

Man dies following bus collision

A 69-year-old man has died after a collision with a bus in Talbot Green.

Police say the collision happened at around 2.15pm on Saturday afternoon as a bus was leaving the main bus terminus and entering Talbot Road.

The man suffered fatal head and internal injuries. South Wales Police are appealing for anyone who saw the man before the collision or the collision itself to contact the Roads Policing Unit in Cardiff on 101.