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'Suspicious item' closes Valleys road

Penderyn Road, Hirwaun Credit: Google

Emergency services are currently in attendance at an area of land near Penderyn Road, Hirwaun, after a report of a suspicious item was received this morning.

The area is cordoned off and Penderyn Road is closed in both directions while enquiries continue.

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Crane removes car after it crashes into home

South Wales Police were called out to a Valleys housing estate this morning after a car collided with a house.

Officers were called to Hirwaun in Rhondda Cynon Taf after the car hit a property. A crane was called out to remove the vehicle.

Officers are investigating the cause of the crash.

Police find cannabis farm next to Conservative Club

A police officer sniffed out a £300,000 cannabis farm - next to a Conservative Club.

Cannabis plants. Credit: PA

PCSO Steve Taylor was walking past a packed Cons club venue when he smelt the strong smell.

A court heard the suspicious policeman went into the outbuilding next to the club the next day with a drugs warrant - and found 600 plants.

Police arrested Thanh Le, 22, and Tom Wang, 41, inside the buildings at Hirwuan, near Aberdare.

Merthyr Tydfil Crown Court heard how Chinese national Wang came to the UK illegally 10 years ago how Le, originally from central Vietnam, borrowed $28,000 from his family so he could travel to Britain.

Both men pleaded guilty to one charge of cultivation of cannabis. Each was jailed for 20 months.