Inspector’s 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 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


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 .

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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.
Kyle Vaughan

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.



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.

Snow White & The Growth Spurt Dwarfs


Newbridge Memo Pantomime

Join our leading damsel in distress Snow White on an epic journey with this hilarious take on the traditional fairy tale. Sensational scenery, amazing costumes and an incredible cast – come and join us for the perfect family treat this December. It’s guaranteed to be a showstopper, book your tickets now!
Performances dates & times:
Thursday 10th December – Doors: 6:30pm | Start: 7:00pm
Friday 11th December – Doors: 6:30pm | Start: 7:00pm
Saturday 12th December (MATINEE) – Doors: 12:30pm | Start: 1:00pm
Saturday 12th December – Doors: 6:30pm | Start: 7:00pm
Ticket prices:
Child – £5.00 Concessions – £5.00
Adult – £6.00
Family – £17.00 (2 adults, 2 children)

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Wednesday August 24th, 2016

Our Health and Safety Division are appointing an experienced Health and Safety Training Officer

Mae Adran Iechyd a Diogelwch yn penodi Swyddog Hyfforddi Iechyd a Diogelwch profiadol
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Wednesday August 24th, 2016

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Staff at The Basement Project in Blackwood are supporting young people in designing and creating a community garden as part of their summer time activities programme. They are well underway and we can't wait to see it finished!


Wednesday August 24th, 2016

The summer holidays will soon be over – check out term dates & training days online

Bydd gwyliau’r haf drosodd yn fuan – gwiriwch ddyddiadau’r tymor a dyddiau hyfforddiant ar lein
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Tuesday August 23rd, 2016

The Tour of Britain will return to Caerphilly county borough on Thursday 8 September!

The race will make its way through Nelson, Ystrad Mynach, Pontllanfraith, Oakdale and Crumlin as it heads towards Bath as part of Stage Five of this year’s popular event

As part of this, it will be necessary for race organisers to put in place temporary road closures as cyclists pass along the route. It is thought that road closures will be in place along the route for around one hour, between approximately 11.00am and midday to allow the event to go ahead safely.

Bydd Taith Prydain yn dychwelyd i Fwrdeistref Sirol Caerffili ar ddydd Iau 8 Medi

Bydd y ras yn gwneud ei ffordd drwy Nelson, Ystrad Mynach, Pontllan-fraith, Oakdale a Chrymlyn wrth iddi arwain tuag at Gaerfaddon fel rhan o Gam Pump o’r digwyddiad poblogaidd eleni.

O ganlyniad, bydd angen i drefnwyr y ras osod arwyddion ffordd ar gau dros dro wrth i feicwyr basio ar hyd y llwybr. Credir y bydd ffyrdd ar gau ar hyd y llwybr am tua un awr, rhwng tua 11.00am a hanner dydd er mwyn caniatáu i'r digwyddiad fynd yn ei flaen yn ddiogel.
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Monday August 22nd, 2016

Caerphilly Sports Scheme
We visited Caerphilly Leisure Centre to join in the fun at the Sports Schemes, Sport Caerphilly have organised. The Sports Schemes still have places left for this week, if you would like more information about the schemes, please contact either Caerphilly, Heolddu or Newbridge Leisure Centres

Aethom i ymweld â Chanolfan Hamdden Caerffili i ymuno yn hwyl y Cynllun Chwaraeon, roedd Chwaraeon Caerffili wedi ei drefnu. Mae lle yn dal i fod yn y Cynllun Chwaraeon ar gyfer yr wythnos hon, os hoffech fwy o wybodaeth am y cynllun, cysylltwch â Chanolfannau Hamdden Caerffili, Heolddu neu Drecelyn
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Friday August 26th, 2016

Officers in Caerphilly are reminding people of the importance of using legitimate and licensed taxis.

There are two types of vehicle licence, hackney carriage and private hire...

- Hackney carriages can be hailed at the roadside or pre-booked. They have a 'Taxi' roof light and a meter installed inside the vehicle that charges the passenger based on the duration and length of the journey.

- A private hire vehicle cannot be hailed at the roadside and must be pre-booked through a licensed private hire operator. There is no light on its roof or meter installed, and the fare is pre-set prior to the journey.

All too often people don’t check the taxis they get into at the end of the night. We are even seeing people advertising ‘lifts’ on Facebook to people for set prices. Please do not accept lifts from unlicensed taxis – use a licensed taxi, get the train, or arrange with friends and family to pick you up. It really isn’t worth the risk.

When getting into a taxi you should check:

- Is there a Caerphilly Council licence plate fitted to the rear of the vehicle?
- Is the internal licence plate stuck on the dash board or windscreen?
- Is the driver wearing his photo ID driver's badge in plain view?

Residents with any information concerning any person who is acting as an unlicensed taxi driver or using an unlicensed vehicle should contact Trading Standards on 01495 235 291 or email:
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Friday August 26th, 2016

We're appealing for information following an incident that occurred on Station Road in Ystrad Mynach yesterday morning, Thursday 25th August.

At approximately 9.45am, two men entered an address through an open back door. They were uninvited, and the occupants were home at the time.

One of the men pushed over one of the occupants and the other went upstairs and searched of one of the bedrooms. He then returned downstairs and they both left on foot through the back door and jumped over the garden wall. The occupants were unharmed.

Male 1 is described as being white, approximately 5'6" tall and of average build. He was wearing a black cotton balaclava, a light grey top and light grey trousers.

Male 2 is described as being white, approximately 5'7" tall and of average build. He was also wearing a black cotton balaclava, a light grey top and light grey 3/4 trousers.

Officers are investigating and ask that anyone with information relating to this incident is asked to all 101 quoting log 103 25/08/16.
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Friday August 19th, 2016

We are appealing for information following two burglaries that happened on Monday 15th August in #Monmouthshire.

The first happened sometime between 11am and 1pm (log number 240 15/08/16). A house in Lower Raglan Road, Penclawdd was entered through an unlocked patio door, whilst the occupant was upstairs and car keys were taken. The occupants White BMW 120D was then stolen.

The second burglary happened at around 3pm at Twyn-Wenallt in Gilwern (log number 296 15/08/16). The residents of the house returned home to find a tall man running from the back of property. The back patio doors had been smashed and TVs and computers stolen. When the residents arrived home a green vehicle with a number plate similar to R*** UKJ was on their drive, which quickly sped off.

If you have any information, please call us on 101, quoting the relevant log number.

Please remember to always lock your doors, even if you are at home. Many people store their car keys near the front door in a cupboard or on a side table. Please take a moment to re-think this and put your keys in a different place, for example upstairs.
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