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Concern growing for man, 69, who went missing in Storm Angus

Russell Sherwood set out on a car journey on Sunday morning Credit: South Wales Police

The search for a 69-year-old man who went missing in Storm Angus has been stood down due to treacherous weather conditions.

Russell Sherwood has not been seen since 6.15am on Sunday morning after he left his home in Cilfrew near Neath to drive to Bridgend in his silver Ford Focus with the registration number beginning CP66.

When Mr Sherwood failed to arrive at his destination South Wales Police launched a search.

"Officers believe he reached Stormy Down, Bridgend, in his vehicle and are appealing to anybody who may have information," a force spokesman said.

They continued: "Some roads in Stormy Down were affected by flooding.

"Officers are searching on the ground and we have also had the police helicopter assisting from above.

"Obviously we are concerned for his welfare – he has not going missing before and would always ensure a family member is aware if he is going to be late, but they have not heard anything."

Darkness and treacherous weather conditions led to South Wales Police calling off the search on Monday night.

Anyone with information should contact South Wales Police on 101.

Union: Post office plans put hundreds of jobs at risk

Strikes are scheduled at post offices around the UK . Credit: Lewis Stickley/PA Wire

The Communication Workers Union (CWU) claims that plans to close or franchise 70 of the UK’s biggest post offices - known as the Crown network - will affect hundreds of jobs.

Dave Ward, the CWU's deputy general secretary, said, "Our Post Office members are standing up against destructive plans which would slash 20% of the Crown network and are simply asking for fair treatment and job security.

"The Post Office's plans are short-sighted and would rob the network of the most productive offices while simultaneously putting hundreds of jobs at risk and potentially damaging local economies.

“We'd like to see a better vision for a successful network which maintains services in the heart of communities alongside quality jobs.

"We're confident this could be achieved if Post Office management would agree to negotiations".