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Woman in hospital after M4 crash involving horse box

A 35 year-old woman is in hospital with "serious injuries" after a collision on the M4 last night, involving a car towing a horse box.

The incident happened at around 9pm on the westbound carriageway between junctions 36 and 37.

It involved a red Nissan Terrano towing a horse box and a grey Vauxhall Insignia. Occupants of both cars were sent to Morriston, Princess of Wales and University of Wales Hospitals.

The horse box became detached, forcing police to block the motorway while the horses were rounded up.

South Wales Police has confirmed the horses were "uninjured."

Traffic: Horses block M4 Westbound

M4 Westbound blocked with queueing traffic due to several horses on road between J36 A4061 / A4063 (Bridgend / Sarn Service Area) and J37 A4229 (Pyle / Porthcawl).

Police have blocked the road, whilst the horses are rounded up.


Mum-to-be who died in Heads of Valleys crash named locally as 20-year-old Sophie Williams

Floral tributes have been left on the roadside Credit: Wales News

A mum-to-be who was killed in a car crash on the Heads of the Valleys Road yesterday, has been named locally as 20-year-old Sophie Williams from Tredegar.

She was due to have her baby in just two weeks time.

Miss Williams died along with her unborn baby girl as she and her fiance Ben Morgan drove home from a Valentine's meal.

The couple were planning to get married after the baby was born.

They'd been told they were expecting a little girl, and had chosen the name Kayleigh.

The crash happened at 11pm on Friday night during a severe storm at an accident blackspot where roadworks were going on, ironically to turn the road into a dual carriageway, after a high number of fatalities.

Firemen and paramedics freed Sophie from the wreckage and she was taken to Neville Hall Hospital in Abergavenny, but police said doctors were unable to save her and her unborn baby.

Ben and Sophie were in their silver Peugeot 307 when it was in a collision with a blue Peugeot 207 coming the other way.The driver of the other car, a man from Basingstoke, Hampshire, was uninjured but treated for shock.Gwent Police are appealing for anyone who saw the accident to come forward.

Ben is due to be interviewed by police about the tragedy.

Police initially received calls from 'concerned public'

The emergency services received reports from concerned members of the public at approximately 7.10pm last night that a low flying aircraft may have been in trouble over Trefin in Pembrokeshire. A search of the area was undertaken by local Inshore Lifeboats and Search & Rescue helicopter. Enquires made revealed that a military training exercise had been conducted in the area at the time and all was in order. The search was then stood down.

– Dyfed Powys Police

MOD: 'Highly unlikely' jet would break sound barrier

The Ministry of Defence told ITV Wales that it's "not impossible" that a military aircraft was flying low over the Pembrokeshire coast last night.

It follows concerns that an aircraft had gone into the sea at Trefin near Fishguard - a search and rescue operation was was later stood down.

Witnesses had reported a loud blast in the area shortly after 7pm, but an MOD spokesman said it was "highly unlikely" this was a sonic boom.

"Breaking the sound barrier over land is prohibited by regulation," said the spokesman.

"The only time a pilot would do it is in an emergency situation."

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