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 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
Watch this great video of Santa flying over Newbridge… Set it to full size turn on your speakers and enjoy.
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Beulah Baptist Church has applied for permission to Demolish the east gable wall and reconstruct it in rendered block work. Application is also to remove existing pews from the chapel hall and take down the sagging and dangerous timber ceiling lining and store the pews on site.
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|Application Received||Fri 30 Oct 2015|
|Address||Beulah Baptist Church North Road Newbridge Newport|
|Proposal||Demolish and reconstruct the east gable wall in rendered block work, remove existing pews from the chapel hall, take down the sagging and dangerous timber ceiling lining an store the pews on site|
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Newbridge-Online would like to encourage and support our own “Newbridge Litter Project”. The past few years has seen our town and surrounding valleys transform into an area of beauty, fit for locals, visitors and tourists alike. Did you know that Caerphilly alone brings in around £104 million into the borough from visitors and tourists and Newbridge should aim to channel some of that money into our town to support local business and traders.
Millions of pounds has already been spent on regenerating the area and turning it into a good place to live and visit again. With the train station and future rail improvements bringing extra regular trains to and from the city, Newbridge is in a key location to avail of tourists using the train to visit the valleys. We are one of the lucky villages to have a station right in the town. Lets get them enjoying what we have to offer and at the same time adding growth to local business in Newbridge.
However, litter still blights our streets and spoils our town, especially on weekends when there are no street cleaners around. Take a look at the train station car park on a Saturday or Sunday morning, this is the first place visitors see when they get off the train. In 2012/2013 Caerphilly council had a zero tolerance on dogs mess and litter and gave out a record 428 fines, 71 were given to dog walkers who had not picked up mess left behind by their pets, and 359 were issued for littering offences. We feel it should always be zero tolerance!
Over 2.25 million pieces of litter are dropped in the UK every day. Littering is illegal and makes streets look ugly; it gives a bad impression of our area for business and tourism and costs £4.2 million a year to clean up. Most people find littering unacceptable and want to do something about it.
So what we would like to put to the people of Newbridge is a scheme that has been adopted around the world. It’s simple, if every resident picks up just one item of rubbish a day and put it in the nearest, bin this would equate to over 6,000 pieces of rubbish everyday taken off our streets. We would then hope that eventually, this would make the people throwing this rubbish and cigarette ends onto the floor feel guilty enough to find a bin.
KEEP NEWBRIDGE TIDY, PICK UP JUST ONE PIECE OF RUBBISH A DAY
The extra benefit of this is that it could save thousands of pounds on street cleaning and help keep council tax down!
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The development has seen the transformation of an area of land under the A472 Trecelyn Viaduct, from a patch of waste land to an area for the community to enjoy. The new recreational space includes a cycle pump track and an outdoor gym as well as seating and improved lighting.
The project has been a long term ambition of members of the Newbridge Community Partnership who have been keen to create more outdoors spaces within the town centre.
The scheme has also seen the installation of large scale artworks painted onto the pillars of the viaduct. The designs have been chosen by young community members who attended a number of workshops in schools.
The development forms part of ‘phase 3’ of the Newbridge Regeneration Programme which has seen almost £16 million investment into the town centre, which has been part funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) through the Welsh Government.
This is a great development for Newbridge and will help bring more people into the town and although there is CCTV installed (hopefully being monitored) in this area, it is everyone’s responsibility to look after this new fantastic development and reporting anything that is going to spoil it.
Newbridge RFC under nines proudly display their new kit. Newbridge under nines rugby team has received a brand new kit thanks to sponsorship from Brace’s Bread. The sponsorship, which will last until September 2016, will provide the team of 15 with a complete kit of jerseys, shorts and socks for their players.
Coach Kirsty Hansen said: “Our Spartan boys are so excited about their new kit and will be wearing the Brace’s logo with pride.
“We are incredibly grateful to Brace’s Bread for their contribution to our team. It’s fantastic that a large household brand have helped a small local team start off a great new season.
Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.” Scott Richardson, CEO at Brace’s Bakery, said,:“Our business was grown from the support of the local community so it is really important to us to give something back. “When we heard the team at Newbridge were in need of a new kit, we were delighted to offer sponsorship to cover the costs.”
Source: Caerphilly Media Ltd