Gwent Police say they will cease daily searches of the River Usk in the search for missing Newport man Ben Caplan.
“Our last confirmed sighting of Ben was around 11:45 on Saturday December 7th. Sadly as there has been no confirmed sightings of Ben since then, and following extensive enquiries, it does seem highly likely that he entered the river Usk on that night.
As part of our investigation into his disappearance we have obtained CCTV showing a figure, who we believe to be Ben, heading in the direction of Caerleon Bridge at the time Ben was last seen. Whilst we don’t see him entering the water the CCTV does capture the water being disturbed
As a result Gwent Police has now taken the decision to scale back search efforts. Ben’s family, who have been kept informed throughout our search operation, have been notified and specialist liaison officers remain in close contact with them.
More top news
Some locally heavy showers are possible overnight, particularly in the east, where some thundery downpours are possible.
Wayne Pivac praised Scarlets' attacking style as they secured the Guinness PRO12 title with a stunning 46-22 success against Munster.
Scarlets sealed a famous victory at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin with an emphatic 46-22 victory over Munster in the Guiness PRO12 final.