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80-year-old woman victim of hit-and-run

A4143 in Abergavenny Credit: Google Maps

An 80-year-old woman was left needing hospital treatment after she was hit by a car in Abergavenny.

Gwent Police is appealing for information after the car failed to stop.

The incident happened at around 18.30 on Thursday 19th October on the A4143 near to the Cantref Inn.

She was crossing the road when she was hit, leaving her with non-life threatening injuries but needing surgery.

The vehicle involved is believed to be grey in colour however the victim was unable to provide any more details. Officers are keen to speak to anyone who was in that area at the time and who may have seen something.

– Gwent Police statement

Football team's wallets, phones and clothes stolen

Goytre Football Club Credit: Google

Police are appealing for information after a football team had their property stolen from the changing rooms as they played.

Gwent Police says the theft took place at Goytre Football Club in Penperlleni, Abergavenny on Saturday 10th December.

During the first half of the match, between 2pm and 2:45pm wallets, cash, bank cards, house keys, mobile phones, clothing, trainers and other personal belongings were taken.

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101.


Man missing from psychiatric hospital found by police

A 28-year-old man who police described as a "potential risk to the public" has been found, after absconding from a psychiatric hospital.

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Keiron Miller went missing from Llanarth Court Psychiatric Hospital in Monmouthshire on Friday morning.

Police have confirmed he was found on Sunday afternoon by police in Abergavenny and has been returned to his hospital ward.

Bronze Age treasure found in Monmouthshire

Bronze Age tools and weapons found in a field in Monmouthshire have been declared treasure.

Two hoards of axe and spear heads were found in Monmouthshire. Credit: National Museum Wales

Two hoards of axe and spear heads were found 135 metres apart in a field in Llantilio Croessenny, by a group using metal detectors. Experts believe the items date back to around 1,000-800 BC.

The discoveries were first reported to the Portable Antiquities Scheme Cymru in January before museum archaeologists from the National Museum Wales were called in.

These hoards contain a real variety of tools and weapons used towards the end of the Bronze Age in this region. Many whole and still usable bronze objects were carefully buried in the ground at this particular time and archaeologists now think that these may have been gifts to the gods and ancestors, buried during ritual ceremonies. It is curious that this place in the landscape was chosen for the burial of two hoards of the same date and very close to each other.

– Adam Gwilt, National Museum Wales
Experts believe the items date back to around 1,000-800 BC. Credit: National Museum Wales

Abergavenny Museum said it hoped to buy the items with money from the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Man jailed for 999 call to try and find girlfriend

A boyfriend has been jailed for dialling 999 - to find out where his girlfriend was.

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Colin Morgan, 37, made 11 calls to the emergency services after his girlfriend went out with friends.

Morgan had been drinking cans of Stella before making the nuisance calls - and abused operators.

Police investigated him - and they found he had stolen more then £3,000 worth of tools from a workshop and stashed them in a bush.

Morgan, of Abergavenny, admitted making the nuisance calls, burglary and possession of a cannabis plant when he appeared at Cwmbran magistrates.

He was jailed for eight months and banned from dialling 999 except in an absolute emergency.

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