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Bridgend Sector Local Policing Inspector Ross Crutcher

Force Number: 516

Email: Ross.Crutcher@south-wales.pnn.police.uk

Chief Superintendent Stuart  Parfitt
CHIEF SUPERINTENDENT Stuart Parfitt

Force Number: Stuart Parfitt

Email: bridgend@south-wales.pnn.police.uk

LPI Melanie Knight
Local Policing Inspector Melanie Knight

Force Number: 3547

4509 Mark SIMMONDS
Maesteg Sector Local Policing Inspector Mark Simmonds

Force Number: 4509

Email: Mark.Simmonds@south-wales.pnn.police.uk

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A 27-year-old man has been jailed for raping a woman.Aaron Smith, of Dukinfield, Tameside, Greater Manchester, was sentenced to six years and four months for rape at Cardiff Crown Court on Friday.He pleaded guilty at an earlier hearing.The assault took place at Herofest, a live action role play (LARP) event in Candlestone Campsite, Merthyr Mawr, Bridgend, on September 29, 2017.The court heard, Smith raped the woman when she was asleep in a tent at the campsite.In a victim personal statement read in court, the woman said: “This event has affected me in many ways and my quality of life has greatly decreased.”She said she now has regular panic attacks and suffers with post-traumatic stress disorder. She said: “I don’t remember what it’s like to fall asleep and not be afraid.”Detective Constable Gareth Holmes, officer in the case, said: “Aaron Smith’s actions have had a devastating and lasting impact on the victim, I hope this sentence provides some closure and comfort for her as she attempts to move forward with her life.“I would like to commend her for showing immense strength and courage throughout the investigation and court process in order to ensure Smith was brought to justice.“I cannot imagine how difficult it must be to come forward to report sexual abuse but I want to reassure anyone considering doing so that there is a whole range of support out there, not only from the police but from partner agencies who can help you through the entire process.”Sexual abuse can be reported via 101, or to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. Alternatively, help, advice and support can be sought from Sexual Assault Referral Centres (SARC). Visit thesurvivorstrust.org/sarc/ or contact 02920 335795. ... See MoreSee Less

A 27-year-old man has been jailed for raping a woman.

Aaron Smith, of Dukinfield, Tameside, Greater Manchester, was sentenced to six years and four months for rape at Cardiff Crown Court on Friday.

He pleaded guilty at an earlier hearing.
The assault took place at Herofest, a live action role play (LARP) event in Candlestone Campsite, Merthyr Mawr, Bridgend, on September 29, 2017.
The court heard, Smith raped the woman when she was asleep in a tent at the campsite.

In a victim personal statement read in court, the woman said: “This event has affected me in many ways and my quality of life has greatly decreased.”
She said she now has regular panic attacks and suffers with post-traumatic stress disorder. 
She said: “I don’t remember what it’s like to fall asleep and not be afraid.”

Detective Constable Gareth Holmes, officer in the case, said: “Aaron Smith’s actions have had a devastating and lasting impact on the victim, I hope this sentence provides some closure and comfort for her as she attempts to move forward with her life.

“I would like to commend her for showing immense strength and courage throughout the investigation and court process in order to ensure Smith was brought to justice.

“I cannot imagine how difficult it must be to come forward to report sexual abuse but I want to reassure anyone considering doing so that there is a whole range of support out there, not only from the police but from partner agencies who can help you through the entire process.”

Sexual abuse can be reported via 101, or to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. 
Alternatively, help, advice and support can be sought from Sexual Assault Referral Centres (SARC). Visit http://thesurvivorstrust.org/sarc/ or contact 02920 335795.

 

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Well done

The Sentence is a total joke..

But yet she serves a life sentence for life 😞 rape / child abuse / murder u should litro go to jail and never come out cause victims never get over it so why should these people who commit crime be allowed freedom to re offend again ? The system fails our safety our children’s ! It’s sad hope the victim has a good support network and can re build her life to the best she can 💖

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South Wales Police Bridgend and Vale of Glamorgan

Justin EvansAge: 22Lives in PentreOffence: BurglaryGive ref: 379159 ... See MoreSee Less

We have started a series of monthly blogs from your local policing inspectors.Today – Inspector Andy Rice gives you a flavour of some of the things officers in the Vale of Glamorgan have been up to in the past month.“In response to community concerns regarding drug dealing in Llantwit Major, neighbourhood officers have been working with the dog section to carry out patrols around Crawshay Drive shops. In the past month, three arrests have been made in relation to drug offences in the Llantwit Major area. A man was arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply a class B drug. As a result of this arrest, a house was searched where officers found a quantity of drugs and cash. This investigation is ongoing. Two people were also arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply class B drugs at Llantwit Major train station after being stopped by officers. They have been released under investigation.We will take robust action against anyone dealing drugs in our communities. If you have any concerns about drug dealing then please contact us on 101 or speak to your local neighbourhood officers. We carried out Operation McDuff in Penarth recently to tackle issues with anti-social behaviour in particular underage drinking. As part of this, patrols have been stepped up around identified anti-social behaviour hotspots such as the Alexandra Park area. Officers have and will continue to seize alcohol from those underage along with handing out anti-social behaviour referral orders. Engaging with the community is an important part of our work, two Llantwit Major PCSOs recently met with local charity Vale Plus to talk about how we can work together on community projects. If you would like to talk about community projects or any policing concerns please get in contact with your local neighbourhood teams.”For daily updates from Vale officers you can follow @SWPBarryandVOG on Twitter. ... See MoreSee Less

We have started a series of monthly blogs from your local policing inspectors.

Today – Inspector Andy Rice gives you a flavour of some of the things officers in the Vale of Glamorgan have been up to in the past month.

“In response to community concerns regarding drug dealing in Llantwit Major, neighbourhood officers have been working with the dog section to carry out patrols around Crawshay Drive shops. 

In the past month, three arrests have been made in relation to drug offences in the Llantwit Major area. 
A man was arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply a class B drug. As a result of this arrest, a house was searched where officers found a quantity of drugs and cash. This investigation is ongoing.  

Two people were also arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply class B drugs at Llantwit Major train station after being stopped by officers. They have been released under investigation.

We will take robust action against anyone dealing drugs in our communities. If you have any concerns about drug dealing then please contact us on 101 or speak to your local neighbourhood officers. 

We carried out Operation McDuff in Penarth recently to tackle issues with anti-social behaviour in particular underage drinking. 

As part of this, patrols have been stepped up around identified anti-social behaviour hotspots such as the Alexandra Park area. 

Officers have and will continue to seize alcohol from those underage along with handing out anti-social behaviour referral orders. 

Engaging with the community is an important part of our work, two Llantwit Major PCSOs recently met with local charity Vale Plus to talk about how we can work together on community projects. If you would like to talk about community projects or any policing concerns please get in contact with your local neighbourhood teams.”

For daily updates from Vale officers you can follow @SWPBarryandVOG on Twitter.
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