Family of Scott Bessant, who spent six months in a coma, say they've been 'let down' by police

Scott Bessant's been in hospital for six months. Credit: Family

The family of a rugby player who was found with serious injuries near a bridge in Abersychan near Pontypool say they've been let down by the police.

Rugby player Scott Bessant has been in hospital for six months - and his family still don't know what happened to him.

An internal investigation by Gwent Police raised concerns that officers treated the scene as a an accident rather than a crime. A document stated that officers failed to keep an 'open mind'.

Scott Bessant's family say it was left to them to gather evidence at the scene, and have appealed to the police watchdog over Gwent police's handling of the investigation.

A spokesperson for Gwent Police told ITV News, "Gwent Police has completed its investigation into the complaint and a report has been sent to the family of Mr Bessant. The family has decided to appeal the findings and, in line with normal procedures, the appeal has gone to the IOPC therefore it would be inappropriate for us to comment further at this time."

Read more: Scott Bessant was found in the early hours of the morning on August 13 last year.

Watch the report by Hannah Gamlin's below: