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Police in Bridgend are appealing for information following an attempted robbery which occurred in Bridgend on Friday, 28 August 2015. At just gone midday, a man was attacked by a man and a woman as he walked along the outskirts of the cricket field in Pencoed near the swimming pool - they tried to steal his phone and then ran off. The victim walked into a nearby swimming centre and staff alerted police. He sustained cuts and bruises to his face. The male suspect is described as being white male between 25 and 30 years old with a skinny, lanky build - between 6ft and 6ft 2 – and he had a long thin nose. At the time of the incident he was wearing a white baseball cap with dark peak, grey hooded jumper and grey tracksuit bottoms with three blue stripes down legs The female suspect is described as beingwhite with a small build, between 17 and 18 years old, with dark coloured, shoulder-length hair and spoke with a local accent. At the time of the incident she was wearing black jacket, dark leggings and white trainers. Anyone with information is urged to contact South Wales Police via 101 quoting reference *316160 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Police in Barry are hoping the public can help them identify this woman. They would like to speak to her in connection with a theft of clothing from Peacocks in Holton Road, Barry, on 14 August 2015. Anyone who thinks they recognise her should contact 101 quoting reference *297653 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Police in Barry are appealing for information to locate wanted man Aden Dougherty. The 25 year-old man from the Grangetown area of Cardiff is wanted for breaching restraining order. Anyone who has seen him or who knows where he is should contact South Wales Police via 101 quoting reference *166588 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Police in Penarth are appealing for information following the theft of an expensive bike. A GENESIS bike worth over £1000 was stolen from a garage in Baron Road some time overnight between Thursday, 13 August and Friday, 14 August 2015. The cream-framed bike, which has orange handlebars and an orange seat, is distinctive in that the orange handlebar tape is patched-up with white tape. Anyone who has seen the bike or who knows where it is, or who is responsible for the theft, is urged to contact 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Police in Barry are appealing for information to located wanted man Timothy Christopher-Doyle. Officers want to speak to the 22 year-old man from Barry in connection with a theft which occurred back in April 2015. Anyone who has seen him is urged to contact South Wales Police via 101 quoting reference *144711 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Police in Penarth are appealing for information to locate wanted man Christopher Mitchell. Officers want to speak to the 27 year-old man from Barry in connection with an assault that occurred in Penarth on 17 August 2015. Anyone who has seen him is urged to contact South Wales Police via 101 quoting reference *302265 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Police in Merthyr Tydfil are appealing for information to locate Mark Guess. The 36 year-old man went missing on 17 August while a patient at Royal Glamorgan Hospital, and he hasn’t been seen since. Officers believe he way be in the Merthyr Tydfil area. He also has links to Caerphilly and Ystrad Mynach. Officers are concerned for his welfare as he is dependent on medication. Anyone who has seen him is urged to contact South Wales Police via 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
South Wales Police is continuing to appeal for information regarding the disappearance of Alec Warburton from Swansea – exactly two weeks after the 59-year-old was last seen. Detectives are carrying out a murder investigation after he was reported missing from his home in Vivian Road, Sketty, on Sunday 2nd August. He was last seen during the afternoon of Friday 31st July. An incident room has been set up at Cockett Police Station and officers are continuing to appeal to anyone who may have seen Mr Warburton since Friday 31st July to come forward. Police have issued a CCTV picture of Mr Warburton who was shopping in Swansea city centre on 30th July when he was wearing a pink T-shirt and white shorts. An appeal has also been made to trace David Ellis, aged 40, a tenant of Mr Warburton who lives at the same address. Mr Warburton’s car, a dark green Peugeot 205 Mardi Gras, registration M805 HFJ, was driven to north Wales on Saturday 1st August and left the main car park in Betws y Coed at around 7am on Sunday morning. Detective Superintendent Paul Hurley of the South Wales Police Specialist Crime Investigations Team said: “We know that this car was driven to north Wales on Saturday 1st August and we want to hear from anyone who may have seen it or David Ellis at any time between 2pm and midnight on that day between Caersws and Betws y Coed. “Betws y Coed is a particularly busy tourist area at this time of year so I would urge anyone who may have visited or travelled through the area over the weekend of 1st and 2nd August to think back to that weekend to recall whether they saw this car or David Ellis in the area. “The Peugeot 205 arrived back in the Swansea area by Sunday lunchtime and we know it was used in the area until 4th August and has not been located since. “We have no information to suggest that the car has left the Swansea area since Tuesday 4th August so I would appeal to local residents to check in your neighbourhood to see if it has been parked up. If so, please contact us.” Following previous media appeals, police have received information from the public which is being followed up by officers. A small team of detectives has also been deployed to north Wales where they continue to conduct enquiries. Det Supt Hurley added: “I would like to thank all those members of the public who have contacted the incident room so far. Every piece of information is followed up and I encourage anyone who knows anything about the disappearance of Alec Warburton or the whereabouts of David Ellis or the Peugeot 205 to come forward as the smallest piece of information could prove vital to the investigation team. “Finally I want to appeal directly to David Ellis. We want to find out what has happened to Alec Warburton. I believe that you have the key to unlock the circumstances leading to Mr Warburtons disappearance and the information you may have will be vital to our investigation and locating Mr Warburton. Please contact me directly.”
Police in Bridgend have released a CCTV still of a man who they believe stole a valuable watch from a Bridgend town centre shop last month. The Rolex – worth around £1500 – was taken from Bridgend Antiques display on the morning of Monday, 6 July 2015. The man distracted the shop worker to gain access to the counter storing the Rolex. Shop workers didn’t realise the watch had been taken until the next day, and CCTV caught the thief in action. The man had a bald head and spoke with what has been described as a Newport accent., He was wearing a black t-shirt and red shorts at the time of the incident. Anyone who recognises his is urged to contact South Wales Police via 101 quoting reference *242776 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Police in Swansea are continuing their search for missing man Alec Warburton. Concerns are growing for the 59 year-old who has not been seen since Friday, 31 July 2015. An extensive investigation is underway in order to establish the circumstances surrounding his disappearance, including forensic examinations at a house on Vivian Road where Alec Warburton lived. Officers are continuing their appeal for anybody with information to come forward. They are trying to locate the missing man’s green Peugeot 205 car, and are also trying to trace a man called David Ellis who they believe may have information. A CCTV image of the green Peugeot registration M805HFJ, together with a picture of David Ellis and an updated picture of Alec Warburton which has been described as a ‘closer likeness’ to the missing man, has been released by officers in the hope that they may help somebody recall seeing them. Detective Superintendent Simon Davies, said: “We are concerned for the wellbeing of Mr Warburton as he does not seem to have been spoken to or seen by anybody since Friday 31 July, 2015. “His disappearance is extremely out of character and specialist forensics and search officers have been focussing on his home and the surrounding area, trying to find any clues that may help to establish the circumstances surrounding his disappearance. “We urgently want to speak to David Craig Ellis - a tenant of Mr Warburton - as we believe he may have vital information which could help with our investigation, and urge him or anybody who knows where he is to come forward. “CCTV enquiries have also confirmed that Alec Warburton’s green Peugeot was being used up until Sunday, 2 August 2015, but it has not been seen since,” he added. Anyone with information should contact South Wales Police via 101 quoting reference *280779 or they can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Two mindless incidents in Cardiff over the past few days have caused police in Cardiff serious concern. Stones have been thrown from the Gabalfa Interchange damaging cars and putting occupants travelling along the A48 below in serious danger. Drivers have had to pull over and have been left shocked by their experiences. The woman driver of one vehicle was travelling with her young son. On both occasions, three youths have been seen running away from the scene. It is believed they are around 12 or 13 years-old – one of the youths was wearing what’s been described as a black top with red or brown colours on it. One of the incidents occurred at around midday on Saturday, 1 August 2015, and the other incident occurred in the early evening of Thursday, 6 August 2015. Police Sergeant Mark Williamson, said: “These types of incidents are very rare because it takes a fool to do what they have done. “It wouldn’t take much for a stone to penetrate a windscreen and kill somebody or for it to cause a crash which could have the same result. “We are taking this extremely seriously and an investigation is ongoing. People using the interchange are urged to be vigilant and to report anything they see that concerns them. “Considering the probable age of the suspects, we are urging parents to question whether or not their children could have been involved, and advise all parents to have an idea about what their children are up to during the Summer holidays.” Anyone with information is urged to contact South Wales Police via 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. They should dial 999 if they see an incident happening.
South Wales Police is appealing for information with regard to the whereabouts of Sean Murphy, 44, from the Butetown area of Cardiff. Mr Murphy was reported missing on Saturday 1st August. He was last seen on Thursday 30th July He also goes by a number of other names including Abdul Malik & James Hayes. He is described as being five feet seven inches tall and of medium build with blue eyes. He has short brown hair in a mushroom cut style and a trimmed beard. He was last seen wearing a black hooded top, long navy and white striped T-shirt and dark trousers and trainers. He was also carrying a rucksack. Officers looking for Mr Murphy are concerned for his wellbeing and area appealing for him to get in touch to confirm he is safe and well. Anyone who knows of his whereabouts is asked to call police on 101 quoting occurrence number 1500279405. Alternatively you can call Crimestoppers anonymously via 0800 555111.
South Wales Police is appealing for information with regard to the whereabouts of Courtney Harris, 15, from Cardiff. Courtney was reported missing shortly after 1.00pm on Saturday 1st August. As well as Cardiff, Courtney has contacts with the Barry area. Detective sergeant Mark Henderson said: "We are concerned for Courtney’s wellbeing and we appeal for her to get in touch to confirm she is safe and well. Extensive enquiries are currently ongoing in order to trace her." Anyone who knows of her whereabouts is asked to call police on 101 quoting occurrence number 1500279407.
Police in Swansea are appealing for information following a serious assault which occurred in the city on Tuesday (4 August, 2015). A 39 year-old man was set upon by a group of young men as he walked through Brynhyfrd Square on Sunday some time between 11am and 4pm. He suffered facial injuries, a broken arm, and also a puncture wound to his chest. He was taken to Morriston Hospital for treatment to his injuries which are not life threatening. The victim only has a vague recollection of the incident so no descriptions of those responsible are available, but police was to speak to anyone who may have been in the area at the time who saw a group of young males, or anybody who has information about the incident. Anybody who has information should contact South Wales Police via 101 quoting reference *283976 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Police in Bridgend have released a CCTV image of two men they are linking to a spate of attempted burglaries in Porthcawl. On Tuesday, 28 July 2015, these two males were captured on CCTV at the Seabank Hotel - they managed to gain access to the premises in the early hours of Sunday but were disturbed by the hotel owner and made off. Just hours earlier, at just gone 3am, police had received a call from the Fairways Hotel which is nearby, where two males were seen trying to gain entry to the premises via a vent leading to the kitchen area before being disturbed. It is also suspected that the two men gained entry to the Glamorgan Holiday Hotel the same morning where an alarm was activated in the early hours. Officers are appealing to anybody who thinks they recognise either of the men to come forward. They are also urging hotel and guest house owners, and the general public, to be vigilant as they suspect the pair may strike again. Little is known about the two men, other than one may have a foreign accent. One was believed to be wearing a red hooded top while the other may have been wearing a blue tracksuit. Anyone with information should contact South Wales Police via 101 quoting reference *273306 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Police in Swansea are appealing for information to locate missing man Alec Warburton. The 59 year-old man from Vivian Road, Swansea, hasn’t been seen since Friday, 31 July 2015. He is 6ft 2 with a medium build and is bald with grey hair on the sides. Anyone who has seen Alec or who thinks they know where he is should contact South Wales Police via 101 quoting reference **280779 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Police in Bridgend are appealing for information following an unprovoked assault in Brackla. At around 3.15am, a man and woman were walking along Brackla Way when they were assaulted by two men who had approached them from behind. They were left with cuts and bruises as they were assaulted and hit to the ground. Suspect one is described as being aged between 17 and 19 years-old, and 6ft tall with a slim build, medium length, dark Brown hair which was swept to the side. He was wearing a green top and jeans, and spoke with a local accent. Suspect two is described as being around 5'7" with a thin build and a light ‘skinhead’ hair style. He was wearing a grey tracksuit and spoke with a local accent. According to witnesses, a third male had also appeared later on and was seen to leave with the two suspects. Anyone with information about the incident is urged to contact South wales Police via 101 to call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Police in Cardiff are investigating a burglary which occurred sometime between 6.00pm last night (Tuesday 28th July) and 8.20am this morning. Access was gained into offices at Castle House on Castle Street in the centre of the city and a quantity of money was removed. Officers investigating the incident have released a CCTV image of a man they want to speak to and are appealing for any information concerning his identity. Officers would also like to hear from anyone who may have seen anything suspicious in the area of the building on Castle Street during the night. Anyone with any information is asked to contact the police on 101 or anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555111 and quote reference 1500273373.
Detectives in Fairwater are investigating a robbery which occurred at a house on Clare Road in the Grangetown area of the city. It happened at around 10.20pm on Sunday 26th July when an elderly couple who live in the property were assaulted in the hallway of their house before the two culprits made off empty handed. The 70 year old female victim required hospital treatment following the incident. One of the culprits has been previously seen in the area by the victims but is not known to them. Police officers investigating the incident have released a CCTV image of one of the men they wish to speak to about it. Anyone who recognises the man in the photograph is asked to contact Fairwater CID on 101 or anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555111 and quote reference 1500271862.
Police in Cardiff are appealing for information after a car was stolen during a burglary of a flat on Monthermer Road in the Roath area of the city. The burglary occurred at around 9.50pm on Monday night (27th July) and the culprit made off in a red Volkswagen Golf estate car, registration P507EOD, which has a number of distinctive features including front spot lights and a roof rack. The car was parked outside Aquatic World on Monthermer Road and was seen to travel along Robert Street and turned left onto Tewksbury Street. Detectives investigating the burglary are appealing for any information concerning the location of the stolen car or if anyone has seen it at all since it was stolen. Anyone with information concerning this incident is asked to contact South Wales Police on 101 or anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555111 and quote reference 1500273139.
South Wales Police officers are investigating a road traffic collision which occurred at about 7.40am on Thursday 18th June when a 27 year old female pedestrian was in collision with a black, new shape, Vauxhall Corsa. The pedestrian suffered non life threatening injuries which required hospital treatment. The car failed to stop. A vehicle matching the description of that involved in the collision was seen travelling from the location of the collision along James Street onto Lloyd George Avenue then right into Hemmingway Road where the vehicle comes to a stop and the driver was seen to get out of the vehicle and check their nearside wing mirror before driving off again towards the Central Link Road. Officers investigating the incident are appealing to anyone who may have witnessed the collision or who may have any information concerning the black Vauxhall Corsa, which has or had a damaged nearside wing mirror to contact them. If you have any information which may assist the police in this investigation please contact South Wales Police on 101 or anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555111 and quote reference 1500216382.
Police in Cardiff are appealing for help from the public to identify a man suspected of stealing a Rolex wristwatch from a city centre jewellery shop. The theft occurred between 3.10pm and 3.30pm on Wednesday 8th July when the suspect entered the David Edwards jewellery shop in the Royal Arcade and made enquiries about the watch. When assistants retrieved it from the display he snatched it from them and ran from the shop in the direction of The Hayes. The watch taken was a two-tone gold Rolex Submariner with a blue bezel around the clock face and sapphires marking 12, 3, 6 and 9 o'clock. The watch is worth several thousands of pounds. Police officers investigating the theft are appealing for anyone who may recognise the person in the CCTV still or who may have any information concerning the stolen wristwatch to contact them on 101 or anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555111 and quote reference 1500245981.
South Wales Police is appealing for information concerning the whereabouts of Gary Steven Martin, 26, from the Gabalfa area of Cardiff. Martin is wanted for breaching a Court Order. He is also known to have contacts in the Cardigan area of west Wales. Anyone who has any information concerning Martin’s location is asked to contact South Wales Police on 101 or anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 and quote reference 1500228523.
Police in Swansea are continuing to investigate a number of indecent assaults on women in the city centre. Four incidents have now been reported, the first between 5.30pm and 5.45pm on Saturday 4th July and three between 5pm and 5.45pm on Tuesday 7th July in an area off Oystermouth Road between the civic centre and Marriott Hotel. On each occasion he approached lone females and touched them inappropriately. The suspect is described as being male, of Asian appearance, around 5ft 5ins in height and aged mid to late teens. On Saturday’s incident he was wearing shorts and a T-shirt and on the other occasions he wore jogging bottoms. Detective Inspector Mark Kavanagh of Swansea CID said: “As a result of yesterday’s appeal a further incident has been reported and we have had a number of possible sightings of a male fitting the description of the suspect which we are following up. “These are concerning incidents and we are doing everything we can to catch the offender. I would appeal to anyone who has seen the suspect hanging around the Oystermouth Road area between the civic centre and Marriott Hotel to contact the police.”
Police in Cardiff are appealing for information to locate Daniel Michael Collins who is wanted on recall to prison. Collins, 30, is from the Llanishen area of Cardiff although he also has links with the travelling community and with the Hampshire area. Anyone with information concerning the whereabouts of Daniel Collins is asked to contact South Wales Police on 101 or anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555111 and quote reference 1500215830.
Police are warning that two industrial vacuums stolen in a commercial burglary in Pontypridd last night both contain dangerous asbestos. The H-Type vacuums, which are yellow and black, were stolen from the Library Close construction, Library Close, Rhydyfelin, some time between 4pm on Sunday, 28 June and 8am on Monday, 29 June, 2015. Police have been advised that the vacuums are full of asbestos ‘chippings and fibres’ because they was stolen from secure storage before they had been professionally emptied and cleaned. Those responsible for the theft, or anybody who thinks they may have come across the vacuums, are being urged to take extreme caution, not to touch or open teh vacuums, and to notify South Wales Police immediately. The safe disposal of the asbestos can then be arranged with South Wales Fire and Rescue Services. Anybody exposed to them are also advised to seem medical assistance by going to their nearest accident & emergency department. Local Policing Inspector Gregg Prosser, said: “We are making an urgent appeal for anybody handling or in close contact with them to contact us straight away. “We know that asbestos can be extremely dangerous, and must be respected and handled with extreme care by experts who are specially trained. “The priority right now is to find them and to ensure they pose no threat to the public,” he added. Anyone who knows where the vacuums are should contact South Wales Police via 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Police in Cardiff are appealing for information to identify a woman suspected of stealing a purse from the handbag of a female shopper in the Marks and Spencer store on Queen Street in the centre of the city. The theft happened at around 4.00pm on Monday 8th June and officers investigating the incident have published CCTV images of a woman they wish to speak to. Anyone who recognises this person or who has any information which could assist officers in their investigation is asked to contact South Wales Police on 101 or anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555111 and quote reference 1500202769.
Police in Cardiff are appealing for information following an assault upon a motorist which occurred at around 2.15pm on Friday 6th March on Pendyris Street in the Grangetown area of the city.
Officers in the Vale of Glamorgan are investigating a report of an assault linked to an apparent act of road rage in Ystradowen. A driver was left with cuts to his face following the apparent road rage incident in Ystradowen, near Cowbridge, on Thursday morning (June 4th). A 46 year old man was driving a white Citroen van along the A4222 Maendy Road from Ystradowen to Cowbridge around 7.45am on Thursday 4th June. It is alleged a man driving a white Ford Transit van behind him, stopped, walked over to the Citroen and assaulted the man. The man received injuries to his face and visited hospital later for treatment. PC Gruff Davies said: “We want to speak to the Ford Transit driver who is described as in his 50s, around 5ft10 of medium build with brushed back light brown hair which was going grey. It is believed that he was wearing a pair of dungarees which were battleship grey in colour with a red/orange short sleeved top underneath.” PC Davies added: “If you are this man, you recognise his description or you witnessed the incident on Thursday morning, please call us on 101 quoting reference number 1500196559.” Officers are also appealing for witnesses who saw either the white Citroen van or the white Ford Transit van on the A4222 Maendy Road in Ystradowen at around 7.40am on Thursday 4th June to call on 101. Alternatively Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Police in Cardiff are trying to trace a female who called at a jewellery shop in Roath trying to locate jewellery which they claimed had been stolen.
Police in Cardiff are investigating a robbery which took place at around 4:45am on the morning of Sunday 8th March 2015 on St David’s Way in the centre of Cardiff.
Police in Pontypridd are appealing for information following an incident which is believed to have occurred at around 11pm on 17th March, 2015.
Police in Cardiff are appealing for information following a burglary which occurred sometime between 2.00pm and 3.20pm on Friday 20th February.
Police in Swansea are appealing for the public’s help to trace two people in connection with an assault which happened at the Oxygen nightclub in the city centre.