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Police seek to question man after Blackwood blaze

Gwent Police want to question Stephen John Powell in connection with a fire at Blackwood. Credit: Gwent Police

Gwent Police is appealing for information on a man they want to speak to in connection with a fire at the Poundstretcher store on Blackwood High Street in May which is being treated as arson.

Stephen John Powell is described as white, 5 ft 10 inches tall and of slim build. He has short/shaved brown hair and blue eyes. The 27-year-old is known locally in Blackwood as "Turkey" say police.

The Poundstretcher store was demolished after the blaze in May. Credit: Viewer's picture / Sarah Evans

Anyone with information relating to Mr Powell's whereabouts is asked to call 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 quoting log 21 01/05/13.