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Cardiff drug dealers jailed for four-and-a-half years

Credit: South Wales Police

Two Cardiff drug dealers, who crashed their van as they tried to escape from police, have been jailed.

Husseiin Mursal and Said Yusuf, both 26, have been sentenced to four-and-a-half years in prison after being arrested by plain clothed police officers.

They were seen dealing drugs from a silver Berlingo mini van on Moria Place in the Roath area.

When they spotted the police they tried to escape. They crashed into a parked car before getting their vehicle stuck between a police vehicle and bollards.

Heroin and crack cocaine were seized at the scene by officers.

These men were caught red handed selling class A drugs on the streets of Cardiff.

They have continually lied about their involvement in drug dealing but the jury saw right through them.

Crack and heroin does untold damage to communities and I hope the sentences imposed deters others from following their path.

I also hope this sentence and the story behind it reassures the local community that we are actively tackling drug dealers every day on the streets of Cardiff.

– Detective Sergeant Dave Bancroft, from the Cardiff Organised Crime Unit


Armed police respond to Cardiff stabbing incident

The attack happened in Tin Street in the Roath area.

Police say they received a call at around 3pm today reporting a stabbing in Tin Street, Roath.

A man was taken to the University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff, with a wound to his chest. His injuries are not thought to be life-threatening and he is a stable condition.

Officers are looking for two men who are believed to be involved in the assault and known to the victim. A police cordon is in place to allow for forensic examination, CCTV is being checked to identify those responsible.

Detectives are conducting house to house enquiries this evening and extra patrols will continue.

Armed police attended the location as a precaution to ensure the safety of the public and officers.

Anyone with information is asked to contact South Wales Police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 quoting occurrence number 62140021228.


Fire in Roath

An investigation is underway after a fire at a flat in Roath Credit: ITV News Wales

South Wales Fire and Rescue Service is investigating after a fire at a flat in Cardiff. It happened early Saturday morning in the Roath area.

The flat has been severely damaged by the blaze.

Murder charge

In the last hour a 31-year-old man has been charged with murder following the death of Peter Lewis.

The 68-year-old was discovered at his flat in the Roath area of Cardiff in the early hours of Saturday morning. He was found with a stab wound and taken to hospital, where he later died of his injuries.

The 31-year-old man, who is from the local area, is due to appear at Cardiff Magistrates Court tomorrow morning.

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