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Concern for welfare of missing man from Welshpool

Paul Davies, 45, missing from the Welshpool area. Credit: Dyfed Powys Police

There are concerns for the welfare of a 45-year-old man who has been reported missing from the Welshpool area.

Paul Davies was last seen at around 7pm on March 3rd 2016.

He was last seen wearing blue jeans, black boots and a blue & grey fluffy jacket.

If anyone has information on his whereabouts are asking them to call 101, quoting incident number 166.

50 jobs for Welshpool with firm's expansion

Credit: Welsh Government

The Welsh Government says it plans to invest £5.6m to build a new factory for Invertek Drives to enable the company to expand its operations in Welshpool and create up to 50 new jobs.

The company designs and makes Variable Frequency Drives, used to control motors in a wide variety of industrial and energy saving applications and exports around 90% of its output to Europe, US, Australia and the Middle East.

The Welsh Government plans to build a new 56,500 sq ft detached unit on Offa’s Dyke Business Park next to Invertek Drives’ main production facility and headquarters.

Credit: Welsh Government

Invertek Drives, an independently owned company established in 1998, employs 190 people worldwide, including more than 170 at its Welshpool headquarters and has doubled its turnover to £23 million in the last five years.

It has ambitions for a 50% increase in turnover by 2018 when thirty new jobs will have been created, rising to 50 when production ramps upto full capacity.

– Edwina Hart AM, Economy Minister


Otter cub found at side of road taken into care

An orphaned otter cub has been taken into care after she was found on the side of the road.

The cub was spotted alone twice before being rescued. Credit: RSPCA

A member of the public spotted her at Glanhafren, Cyfronydd, near Welshpool and took the otter home in a box for safety until the RSPCA arrived.

The cub is said to be doing well. Credit: RSPCA

She was uninjured, but was without her parents - so has been taken to our wildlife centre for rehabilitation.

The cub is doing ok at the moment and is eating well which is encouraging.

– RSPCA inspector Phil Lewis

Teen reported missing from Welshpool

Sophie Townsend was reported missing last night. Credit: Dyfed Powys Police

Police in Welshpool are appealing for help to find a missing teen.

17-year-old Sophie Townsend was last seen at 10.40pm last night. She is 5ft, with short thick brown hair and blue eyes.

Dyfed-Powys Police says it is concerned for Sophie's welfare and is asking anyone with information to contact 101.

Police appeal for missing teenage girl

Police in Welshpool are appealing for information as they search for a teenage girl who has been missing since Friday.

Sophie Townsend was last seen on Friday night. Credit: Dyfed Powys Police

17-year-old Sophie Townsend was last seen at around 10pm on Friday night near the Morrisons supermarket in the town.

She is described as 5ft 4/5ft 5 inches tall with short brown hair. It's believed Sophie is wearing black jeans with slashes across the front, a black t shirt, a black waterproof jacker and black trainers with lime green writing and laces.

Anyone with any information about her whereabouts is urged to contact Dyfed Powys Police on 101.

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