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Police conclude search of one house in hunt for missing Cardiff grandmother Lorraine Ridout

South Wales Police can confirm that searches which have been ongoing at the property in Aberporth Road, Gabalfa, as part of the investigation into the disappearance of Lorraine Ridout, have concluded.

Grandmother Lorraine Ridout has been missing since January this year. Credit: South Wales Police / Family

Lorraine’s family have been kept updated and fully informed throughout and police are now facilitating their quick return home to the address.

Searches are still ongoing at the property in Heol Trelai, Ely, and are likely to continue into the weekend.

No arrests have been made as part of the investigation.

Lorraine was last seen between 7pm and 8pm in Gabalfa near her home in Aberporth Road (31st January, 2016).

Lorraine’s family have been very understanding and supportive throughout this difficult process and I would like to thank them for that.

We have undertaken extensive searches at the address but I can confirm we have found no clues and are no further along in finding out what happened to Lorraine.

Her disappearance is still unexplained - we have no specific evidence to suggest that Lorraine is no longer alive, however, I have grave concerns for her because of the time that has passed since she disappeared and the fact that there is no evidence that she has moved abroad or to another part of the UK, and of course I have shared those concerns with Lorraine’s family.

So where do we go from here?

I still believe the answers to Lorraine’s disappearance are somewhere within north Cardiff and I am determined to find answers for Lorraine’s family.

It is very important that anybody who has any information, however insignificant it may seem, contacts us.

– Detective Chief Inspector Mark Oshea, South Wales Police

Anybody with information should call 101.


Gordon Anglesea sentence date set

Gordon Anglesea will be sentenced on November 4.

The former North Wales Police chief has been found guilty of indecently assaulting two teenage boys in the 1980s.

He was found not guilty of an alternative charge of serious sexual assault.

Credit: Andrew Price / Viewfinder Pictures

Judge Geraint Walters bailed Angelsea at the end of the six week trial pending sentence but warned him it had to be prison.

The fact that he was bailing him should be taken as no sign of the eventual sentence, he said.

“You know yourself already that there can only be one sentence and that will be a prison sentence,” he said.

Six people arrested following disturbance in Newport

Gwent Police has now made six arrests, following the disorder in Pill in Newport yesterday evening.

The following people have been arrested:

  • 13 year old male arrested on suspicion of violent disorder
  • 20 year old male arrested following the breach of a dispersal order
  • 16 year old male arrested following the breach of a dispersal order
  • 17 year old female arrested following the breach of a dispersal order
  • 24 year old male arrested on suspicion of violent disorder
  • 13 year old male arrested on suspicion of violent disorder

A Dispersal Order will remain in place this weekend and extra patrols will take place across Newport to reassure residents and prevent further disorder.

We are taking this incident extremely seriously.

I want to send a warning to anyone intent on causing trouble that you will be arrested.

We are currently viewing CCTV footage to identify others who were involved and I urge any members of the public with footage of the incident to please get in touch.


Anyone with information should call 101.

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