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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Thanks to staff at General Dynamics Oakdale for their fantastic gift donations for Operation Santa

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Tuesday November 29th, 2016

Tickets are still available for Beauty and the Beast at Blackwood Miners’ Institute this #Christmas bit.ly/2fDe4Nn

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Monday November 28th, 2016

Please can you point me in the right direction of who to contact reagrding a petition, I have just read that there will be 175 new homes built on the Oakdale Golf course, which means ALOT more vehicles on the road going up through the surounding area! Penmaen is already a death trap, pulling out from Penmaen Estate is like playing Russian Roulette from 8.40am onwards, I have 2 young children & i'm concerned, i'm writing this now as i'm afraid with furher new houses being built in this area someone will get badly injured or even killed, they have the speed camera van in the area down the bottom of the hill sadly not the times they could do with it, but as soon as they drive past they bulid their speed back up so the junction by the Cross Oaks, it's lethal, theres a 30 mile an hour speed limit on there, but something else needs to be in place, also heard there will be developments on the Oaksale school site when they close that, plus more cars will be using the road when they open the new school. ... See MoreSee Less

Monday November 28th, 2016

Pontllanfraith Rotary Club bring Father Christmas to town!

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Friday December 2nd, 2016

Do you recognise this man? We are appealing for information to identify the man pictured in this CCTV still, who we would like to speak to following fraudulent activity at Tesco’s on Crossways Retail Estate in Caerphilly on Friday 12th November 2016.

The man is described as white, just under 6ft, with dark hair and wearing an orange bomber jacket, jeans and trainers.

Anyone with information is asked to call 101 quoting log 264 12/11/16
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Wednesday November 30th, 2016

A free special Christmas event, aimed at children, is being held in Blackwood Town centre shops during the first half of December.
The Messy Nativity Sheep Trail is organised by Mount Pleasant Baptist Church, who are placing cute knitted sheep in participating Blackwood shops.

Young people and their families can join in with the festive fun event by visiting the participating shops to find one of 20 sheep and recording their names on a pre-printed form. The form has a page to record the sheep’s names; the Nativity story and a prize draw form to complete as well as a list of the shops taking part.

Entry forms can be collected from the shops involved or the 'Star in the Stable' stall - a fun interactive activity - at Blackwood Christmas Market on 3rd December. At the stall, people of all ages can dress up as part of a Nativity scene, and take some memorable selfies on their mobile phones.

For more information visit www.baptistchurchblackwood.org.uk/sheeptrail.htm

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