Five incidents & two Deaths Linked to Drugs in the Area

dc6MooMc9Gwent Police are extremely concerned after five incidents were reported this week potentially linked to the ingestion of heroin. Three of these incidents have sadly resulted in people losing their lives.  These incidents have all occurred between 23rd October 2016 and 28th October 2016 in the Caerphilly, Newport and Blaenau Gwent areas.

DI Leigh Mears said: “It is not clear whether all these tragic events are directly related, however, I cannot rule out the possibility that the deaths and the medical emergencies are linked to the same batch of heroin. “The use of heroin is of course illegal, but I would urge anyone using the drug to be especially cautious and vigilant. If they experience any unusual symptoms after taking drugs, they should seek medical attention immediately.”

If you have any concerns or any information relating to illegal drug supply in your area please call 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Inspector’s Blog – Blackwood and Risca – 11th July 2016

https://www.gwent.police.uk/news/article/article/inspectors-blog-blackwood-and-risca-11th-july-2016/

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Police Cadet Open Evening for 13 to 18 Years

Gwent Volunteer Police Cadets are holding an open meeting at Police Headquarters, Croesyceiliog, Cwmbran NP44 2XJ on Monday 18th April 2016 at 6pm.

We are currently looking at recruiting young people aged 13 to 18 yrs for the role of Volunteer Police Cadet. If you are interested in finding out more please indicate that you are interested in attending by responding to cadets@gwent.pnn.police.uk and attending on Monday.

Police repeat warning over stranger danger after second incident in Caerphilly town

dc6MooMc9Gwent Police has repeated its warning to parents to be vigilant after two reports of strangers trying to coerce children to go with them in Caerphilly town.

On Wednesday, March 23, police received a call at around 2.35pm reporting that a man had knocked on the back gate of a house in Mill Road and had asked a three-year-old girl playing in a garden to go with him.

The girl’s mother was in the kitchen and heard the man, who was on the other side of the wall.

The mother went into the garden and confronted the stranger who then walked away.

Officers searched for the man but he was not found.

The incident followed a similar report from the previous day when a man tried to entice a six-year-old boy into his car on Lansbury Park.

Gwent Police said a man in a dark-coloured car had approached the boy and asked him to get in.

A spokesperson said: “We received a call reporting that at approximately 4.45pm a dark-coloured car was driving along Maxton Court in Lansbury Park and approached a six-year-old boy who was in the company of two friends. The driver reportedly asked him to get into the vehicle.

“The child didn’t get into the vehicle and the driver didn’t get out of the vehicle. No physical contact was made. The vehicle then drove off in the direction of Bedwas Road. The child was unharmed.”

Officers conducted a search for the man and the car in the local area, but neither were found.
Gwent Police have said there is nothing to suggest the two incidents are linked.

Inspector Gareth Jones said: “We are making further enquiries into these incidents and would ask the local community to remain vigilant and report any suspicious activity or vehicles in the area.

“I would also like to encourage parents to take this opportunity to remind their children about stranger danger and to advise them to speak to a trusted adult if they have any concerns.”

 

Credit  Caerphilly Media Ltd

Crumlin Road Rage Caused by New Road Layout

road-rageIt’s been a while now, but what do people think of the new Crumlin road layout, great at quite times, but it was fine before. At peak times, we think they have just moved the problem onto the Hafodyrynys hill and never gave any consideration to the bottle neck they were creating, they have spent millions with no real benefit to anyone. Having two lanes going into one with nowhere for the traffic to go has just created a stressful situation for drivers trying to get to work.
At peak times, the traffic jams now lead from Hafodyrynys village down through Crumlin and sometimes up over the Kendon and back to Aberbeeg. There are too many cars from many directions pouring onto a restricted road all at once.

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GPO/BT/Nortel and Solectron Reunion

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The event you have all been asking for is now booked !

Join in a night of fun, laughter and memories at a reunion of the best factory anyone has ever worked in !!!!!!!

Everyone is welcome from the GPO days to BT /Nortel and Solectron.

The night is being held at Newbridge rugby club on sat 18th June 2016.

Entrance will be £5 and there will be a disco and a raffle .

See more at: https://www.facebook.com/events/583467745135031/

 

Terminally ill mother’s dying wish is to learn where her missing son’s body is before she dies

Kyle Vaughan’s mother Mary says the thought of never finding out what happened to him is ‘too cruel to contemplate’. Mary has issued a heartfelt plea to find out where her missing son’s body is before she dies.
Mystery surrounds the whereabouts of 24-year-old rock music fan Kyle Vaughan – whose crashed car was found abandoned on a country road in south Wales in 2012 and prompted detectives to launch a murder investigation. On the third anniversary of his disappearance, his mother Mary has launched an emotional appeal begging for people to come forward with information.
The 53-year-old former hospital worker, who has advanced liver cancer, has been told by doctors she may just have weeks to live – and said she cannot bear the thought of dying without knowing what has happened to her only child. She said: “The doctors have said they don’t know how long I have left. It could be just weeks. If I’m lucky it might be months.

“I should be able to properly say goodbye to him – to give him a funeral. The thought of not ever finding out is too cruel to contemplate. “I just want to know where my Kyle is. Someone out there must know something. I want to say to them: put yourself in my shoes.”
Factory worker Mr Vaughan, known to his friends as Jabbers, was last seen at his home in Newbridge, Caerphilly, on December 30, 2012.
Later that same night, his damaged silver Peugeot 306 was found on the A467 between Risca and Crosskeys.
It was not clear whether Mr Vaughan had been driving the vehicle, but police said they were confident he would have been able to walk away from the collision.
“I knew straight away something was wrong,” said Mrs Vaughan.
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Kyle Vaughan’s car was found crashed on a road but his body wasn’t there.

“Kyle would always answer his phone no matter what – and even when he went away on holiday with his friends he would still always call me up every morning to let me know he was safe.”
Extensive searches by a team of up to 40 officers followed as well as numerous public appeals for information.
The major investigation has seen detectives sift through a mountain of evidence – including more than 10,000 lines of telecommunications data, 200 plus hours of CCTV footage and around 2,000 separate pieces of property.
But despite all this police work as well as numerous public appeals, the agony for Mr Vaughan’s family continues.
“Christmas and New Year should be a happy time, but for us it brings back the bad memories of when Kyle first disappeared, said Mrs Vaughan. I can’t celebrate Christmas any more. The only present I ever want is to get my boy back. Being told by police they believe your only child is dead was hard to take, but the uncertainty in not knowing where he is or what has happened has made things worse. “It’s like being constantly in limbo. It makes the grief unbearable. I definitely think the stress and the uncertainty has had an effect on my health. Someone out there must know what has happened to him or has information which could help the police. Please, come forward. You can give information anonymously if needs be. I don’t have much time left.”

Anyone with information on Mr Vaughan’s disappearance is urged to contact Gwent Police on 01633 838111 or the 101 number. People can also give information anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

 

 

 

 

Source: Media Wales Ltd

 

Community Carol Service in Tabernacle Church

Just to remind everyone there is a Community Carol Service in Tabernacle Church Newbridge Tonight at 6.30pm.

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Merry Christmas to all of Newbridge from Emerald Media Productions

Watch this great video of Santa flying over Newbridge… Set it to full size turn on your speakers and enjoy.

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Friday February 24th, 2017

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While walking B4251Gelligroes, Blackwood, to Ynysddu, myself and my partner had to walk on the road, to avoid the hanging trees.
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Thursday February 23rd, 2017

As half term continues there’s still chance to enjoy a swim at your leisure centre…
The Winding House have 2 more chances to get creative at craft club and Cwmcarn forest is open for walks, bike rides, tea and cake! bit.ly/2lLGnP6

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Mae gan y Tŷ Weindio 2 gyfle arall i fod yn greadigol yn y clwb crefft ac mae Coedwig Cwmcarn ar agor ar gyfer teithiau cerdded, teithiau beic, te a chacen! bit.ly/2lLGnP6
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Tuesday February 21st, 2017

We visited Newbridge Leisure Centre to see the very popular Mermaid and Sharks sessions which are held throughout half term.

Ymwelom â Chanolfan Hamdden Trecelyn i weld y sesiynau Môr-forwyn a Siarc poblogaidd iawn sy'n cael eu cynnal yn ystod hanner Eymor.
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We've got a fabulous production of A Midsummer Night's Dream taking place from the 1st - 4th March at Newbridge Memo with our new in-house professional theatre company the Marvellous Pretenders. It's their first performance and we'd love it if you could join us and help support the group. Tickets are £8 standard, £6 concession. The performances will take place from 1st - 4th March in our stunning Auditorium!
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Newbridge Memo and Marvellous Pretenders are delighted to present Shakespeare's classic 'A Midsummer Night's Dream'. The play will be performed in The Auditorium on: Thursday 2nd March (7.30pm) Friday 3rd March (7.30pm) Saturday 4th March (7.30pm). The professional theatre group, Marvellous Pretenders, are fronted by director Suzie Rees and are a newly formed theatre company based in Newbridge Memo. The Memo is delighted to be hosting The Marvellous Pretenders Group and hope you can join us for the forthcoming production. Tickets on sale now: £8 standard | £6 concession. For door opening times please see the website. Unreserved Seating. Please note when purchasing tickets online, we will send a notification via PayPal once sale has been received and tickets will then be available to collect on the door on the night or from the Box Office.

A Midsummer Night's Dream

March 2, 2017, 7:30pm - March 4, 2017, 12:00am

Newbridge Memo

Newbridge Memo and Marvellous Pretenders are delighted to present Shakespeare's classic 'A Midsummer Night's Dream'. The play will be performed in The Auditorium on: Thursday 2nd March (7.30pm) Friday 3rd March (7.30pm) Saturday 4th March (7.30pm). The professional theatre group, Marvellous Pretenders, are fronted by director Suzie Rees and are a newly formed theatre company based in Newbridge Memo. The Memo is delighted to be hosting The Marvellous Pretenders Group and hope you can join us for the forthcoming production. Tickets on sale now: £8 standard | £6 concession. For door opening times please see the website. Unreserved Seating. Please note when purchasing tickets online, we will send a notification via PayPal once sale has been received and tickets will then be available to collect on the door on the night or from the Box Office.

Tuesday February 21st, 2017

Today at Llancaiach Fawr, justice is being served by Colonel Prichard bit.ly/2lhrO4J

Enjoy February Fun at Cwmcarn Forest... Or why not book your tickets for a show at Blackwood Miners’?

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Mwynhewch Hwyl Chwefror yng Nghoedwig Cwmcarn... Neu beth am archebu eich tocynnau ar gyfer sioe yn Sefydliad y Glowyr Coed Duon?
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Wednesday February 22nd, 2017

We are appealing for information following a fatal road traffic collision that happened this morning, Wednesday 22nd February, at approximately 5.49am on the A4810 Llanwern link road, near the Magor Brewery.

The incident involved a Vauxhall Corsa and a lorry.

The sole occupant in the car, a 23 year old male driver, sadly died at the scene.

Specialist officers are supporting his family at this difficult time.

Anyone with information relating to the collision is asked to call Gwent Police on 101 quoting log number 46 22/2/17.

The road is still closed in both directions while investigations are ongoing.
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Sunday February 19th, 2017

We’re investigating a burglary that happened on Commercial Road in Abercarn sometime between Sunday 14th January and Thursday 26th January. A house was broken into and jewellery was stolen.

If you have any information or noticed anything unusual around this time, please call 101 quoting log number 24 26/1/17.
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Friday February 17th, 2017

This morning PC Stuart Lewis delivered a Crime Prevention talk on Doorstep Crime: Know The Scam, to The Grove Estate Sheltered Housing residents in Trethomas.

The aim of the campaign is to educate residents within Gwent on ways to help prevent doorstep criminals from targeting their homes.

Thank you to all the residents for such a warm welcome. Also a big thank you goes out to The Caerphilly & District Crime Prevention Panel who provided security items to give to the residents.
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