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Police force left 'shocked' after death of officer

The chief of South Wales Police has said the force has been left shocked following the death of one of its officers in a road crash.

South Wales Police Sgt Louise Lucas Credit: South Wales Police

South Wales Police issued a tribute to Sergeant Louise Lucas, who was killed after being hit by a bus in Swansea on Tuesday. Her eight-year-old daughter, who's not yet been named, was also left injured.

Chief of the force Constable Peter Vaughan led the tributes, saying his force had lost one of its best officers.

Meanwhile Chief Superintendent Belinda Davies said the force had been 'overwhelmed' by the support shown.

Along with those closest to her, police officers across Cardiff and South Wales are devastated at Louise’s death. We are still finding it difficult to comprehend what has happened and that such a wonderful person and police officer has been taken from us.Louise was a larger than life character who cared about her family, colleagues and the communities that she had so diligently served since 1996. We have been overwhelmed by the tributes that have been paid to Louise over the last twenty four hours from the public, our partners and the wider police service.

– Belinda Davies, Chief Superintendent, South Wales Police

Dean Thomas reports from the scene in Swansea:

Several of Sergeant Lucas' colleagues and friends have also shown their support on social media by changing their profile pictures to an image of a thin blue line.

Yesterday's tragedy involving Sgt Lucas and the X11 bus on Swansea's The Kingsway comes following renewed calls for changes to the "confusing" road.

'Temporary' road barriers following officer's death

Swansea Council says it is taking immediate steps to improve safety for pedestrians by introducing temporary barriers along the central reservation on The Kingsway. The council says it may also reroute buses.

It follows the death of police officer Louise Lucas who was hit by a bus on Tuesday.

The scene of the collision in Swansea on Tuesday. Credit: Wales News Service

We will also be holding urgent discussions with the police and bus operators to consider further safety measures which, subject to their agreement, may include re-routing buses and potentially changing the direction in which they travel on The Kingsway.

– Cllr Mark Thomas, Swansea Council

Gay activists, striking miners made me cry says Ed

Ed Miliband says the film that last made him shed a tear was a left-wing tale of gay activists and striking miners set in Wales.

Labour leader Ed Miliband says the film Pride made him Credit: PA

The Labour leader was quizzed by Absolute Radio and revealed he "blubbed" when watching the film Pride about the lesbian and gay community in London who go and help the miners in Wales.

More: The groups who inspired hit film Pride reunite 30 years on

The film Pride had the Labour leader in tears.

He also owned up to a "big passion" for the ZX Spectrum computer game Manic Miner, saying, "I was brilliant. As I remember, there were 20 levels. I'm not sure I'm very good at hand/eye coordination but I was good at Manic Miner.


Rugby club cancels fixtures after police officer death

Llandaff North RFC have cancelled all matches scheduled for this weekend, as a mark of respect for the police officer killed in Swansea.

South Wales Police Sergeant Louise Lucas Credit: South Wales Police

Louise Lucas died after being hit by a bus on Tuesday. Her husband Gavin Lucas is the head-coach at Llandaff North RFC.

In a statement on their website, the club offered their condolences.

It is with great sadness and regret that we inform you of the death of Louise Lucas, the wife of our head coach Gavin Lucas, following a road traffic accident in Swansea yesterday.

We at the club send Gavin, the children and all Louise's friends and family our deepest condolences and warmest thoughts at this most difficult and painful of times. She will be hugely missed by all who knew her and beyond.

The North family stands beside you. As a mark of respect all matches scheduled for this weekend have been postponed

– Llandaff North RFC
South Wales Police tweeted this picture of a flag half mast earlier Credit: South Wales Police

Tributes have poured in for Louise from fellow police officers and from members of the public.

South Wales Police says it's continuing to investigate the cause of the tragic incident, in which Louise's daughter was also injured, and are appealing for witnesses to come forward.

Police investigate after dog-walker seriously assaulted

Police are appealing for information after a 60-year-old man was assaulted whilst walking his dog. He was left with serious injuries.

The incident happened at 10.30am on Thursday March 19th Credit: ITV News

The incident happened near Marine Lake in Rhyl, around 10.30am, on Thursday March 19th.

The offender is thought to be in his fifties, and around six foot, with short cropped grey hair.

Police are asking anyone with any information to come forward.

The victim was walking his dog on the Cob at Marine Lake when it started fighting with another dog, a black Staffordshire bull terrier.

The victim has attempted to part the dogs when the other dog owner has attacked the man inflicting serious injury.

– Investigating Officer PC Kirsty Colegate
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