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IPCC to investigate officers' contact with Cwmbran family

The Independent Police Complaints Commission has confirmed it will investigate following the deaths of three people in a Cwmbran house fire.

Three generations of one family - Kim Buckley, 46, her daughter Kayleigh, 17, and her six-month-old grand-daughter Kimberley - perished at their home on the Coed Eva estate on Tuesday.

Gwent Police had voluntarily referred the case to the IPCC as officers had been called to the property in the past.

The police watchdog will now investigate contact between Gwent Police officers and the family prior to the incident.

This matter was referred to the IPCC on Thursday, 20 September, and given the severity of the incident we have determined an independent investigation should examine the circumstances surrounding Gwent Police’s contact with this family.

Our thoughts and sympathies are extended to the surviving family and friends of those who have tragically died.

Our enquiry, which is in the very early stages, will be a thorough investigation scrutinising police contact and actions prior to the events on Tuesday morning.

– IPCC Commissioner Tom Davies

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