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Police appeal for help to locate swimmer in Caswell Bay

The man was last seen at 2.30pm yesterday. Credit: Google Maps

Officers in Swansea are appealing for the public’s help to find a man who went swimming at Caswell Bay at around 2.30pm yesterday.

The man who is described as white, late 40s, bald and wearing dark board shorts was seen by the coastguard entering the sea at the far west of Caswell Bay beach coming on to the foreshore from the public footpath near the Redcliff Apartments.

He then went swimming during high tide and swam breast stroke towards the rocks at the headland before swimming further west around the headland towards Brandy Cove. He was not seen again.

The coastguards have carried out an extensive search of the area but without success.

Cardiff rapist jailed for 21 years

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A Cardiff man has been jailed for 21 years after being found guilty of rape and the possession of indecent images of children.

49-year-old Brahim Mohammed was sentenced at Cardiff Crown Court on Wednesday July 19th.

Mohammed carefully and methodically groomed this child over time, leading to the sexual assaults. He knew the victim’s age and despite that he continued. Any person, regardless of the relationship they are in, has a right to say no. Failure to respect their decision is a criminal offence.

– Wendy Brady, CPS


Reports of armed officers in Cardiff police incident

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There is a heavy police presence in Canton, Cardiff, with reports of armed police and a helicopter in use.

The junction of Atlas Road was cordoned off and Lansdowne Road closed. The cordon has since been lifted but there is still a police presence.

The nature of the incident is unclear at this time.


Armed police arrest four men for firearm offences at Talbot Green

Passers by captured the moment that officers made the arrests. Credit: Geraint Bessant

Armed police have arrested four men on suspicion of possession of a firearm at Talbot Green.

South Wales Police responded to an incident at a car wash in Swansea at around 2:40pm on Tuesday after receiving reports of a group of men in a 4X4 had made threats with weapons.

Officers later pulled over a vehicle which matched the description at Talbot Green and the arrests were made.

South Wales Police have stressed it is not being treated as a terrorist incident.

Stepping into the unknown: Behind the scenes with the 999 rapid response team

What lies ahead when police officers respond to 999 calls can be daunting and at times, very dangerous.

When they receive an emergency call, they never quite know what will greet them. So what is it like having to respond to those emergency situations, and what kind of pressure does that put on officers?

Hannah Thomas reports:

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