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Man and two women arrested in murder inquiry

Two women and one man have been arrested following the death of a 45 year-old man on Saturday morning.

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Police were called to an address on Brithweunydd Road in Trealaw, Tonypandy at around 7.20am.

Two women aged 45 and 23, and a 23-year-old man remain in police custody.

Police say they are treating the death as a murder.

I am keen to hear from anyone who may have seen or heard anything suspicious on or near Brithweunydd Road between 8am on Friday 2nd October and 7.20am on Saturday 3rd October.

I would like to reassure the public that incidents of this nature are extremely rare and a full investigation is underway to establish exactly what happened to the victim.

– Detective Superintendent Paul Hurley

Police appeal after woman is assaulted and robbed

Police are appealing for information after a woman was assaulted, and her handbag stolen on Sunday.

The incident happened in the early hours of Sunday morning Credit: Google Maps

It happened on Miskin Road in Tonypandy at around 3.10am.

The woman was assaulted by a man, who also took her handbag containing cash and a mobile phone.

The man is described as white, around five foot five and in his early twenties. He has short dark hair and was wearing a grey hoody.

It's thought he fled the scene and ran towards Trealaw Road.

Anyone with information is asked to call South Wales Police.

Two charged with murder following death in Tonypandy

Two men have been charged with the murder of a man who died following an alleged assault in Tonypandy last week.

Wayne Letherby died following an incident last Friday. Credit: South Wales Police/Family Photo

42-year-old Wayne Letherby died following an incident last Friday. Two men, both aged 26, will appear before Pontypridd Magistrates Court later this morning.

A man and a woman who were also arrested in connection with the incident have been bailed pending further police enquiries.

“Although we have charged two individuals for this murder, we are still appealing for anyone who witnessed the incident and may have vital information, to contact us – especially if they were in the area of De Winton Street in the late evening of Friday 17 April."

– Detective Chief Inspector Ceri Hughes, South Wales Police

Anyone with any further information in regards to the incident are urged to call South Wales Police on 101.

“South Wales Police is grateful for the support we have received from members of the public so far, which has assisted with our enquiries. However, there are clearly a number of witnesses who were in the area at the time who are yet to come forward, such as Taxi drivers, people using the local takeaways, and the De Winton Hotel and Pandy Inn pubs – and would urge such persons to please contact the police.”

– Detective Chief Inspector Ceri Hughes, South Wales Police

Police name victim in murder investigation

A man who died after a serious assault in Tonypandy has been named as 42-year-old Wayne Letherby.

The incident happened on Friday 17th April in Tonypandy Credit: ITV News

Four people were arrested in connection with the incident and remain in police custody.

It happened in De Winton Street on Friday night.

Police are asking anyone who was in the area and have any information to get in touch.


Four people arrested in murder investigation

Four people have been arrested as part of a police investigation into the death of a 42-year-old man.

The incident happened late on Friday night Credit: ITV News

It follows a serious assault which happened on Friday in Tonypandy.

The four people arrested in connection with the incident remain in police custody.

The victim was taken to Royal Glamorgan Hospital but later died.

His family are receiving support from specially trained officers.

As part of the on-going investigation a cordon has been placed at De Winton Street until further notice.

South Wales Police is urging anyone who was in the area in the late evening of Friday 17th April to get in touch.

Care home's last inspection focused on 'quality of life'

Three people were arrested at Zoar Residential Home this morning Credit: Google Streetview

ITV News understands that all three of those arrested work at Zoar Residential Care Home.

Care and Social Services Inspectorate Wales (CSSIW) last inspected the home in December last year.

The inspection report states that it focused on 'quality of life' and not on staffing, leadership and management at the home.

The report found that out of three respite records inspected, two had no care plans or risk assessments.

It states: "This meant that staff may not always be aware of people's choices and preferences as to how they would like their care to be delivered, what their preferred routines are or how they like to spend their time.

"Staff only had the social services unified assessment to inform them of people’s care needs. This is unsatisfactory as the assessment does not give details as to how care is to be carried out, only that there are particular needs."

'Wilful neglect' arrests at Tonypandy care home

Three people have been arrested following an incident at a care home in Tonypandy, police say.

Two men, aged 27 and 72, and a 42-year-old woman, all from Rhondda, were arrested this morning on suspicion of the wilful neglect of a vulnerable adult and perverting the course of justice.

The alleged incident involved an 88-year-old woman who was a resident of Zoar Residential Home in Tonypandy and took place in March this year.

South Wales Police says it is treating the matter as an isolated incident and says it is working with Care and Social Services Inspectorate Wales (CSSIW).

Rhondda Cynon Taf Council is providing support and advice to the home's residents and their relatives.

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