UPDATE: Sugar Loaf mountain in Abergavenny

A message from Chief Constable Pam Kelly to the community.

"I have been bowled over by the support from our communities during this difficult time. Officers will continue to serve the public and support our colleagues in health and social care in what will be a challenging time for all.

"Please continue to follow Government and Public Health Wales advice to help keep us all safe. We all have a responsibility to adhere to the guidance and work together to get through this uncertain time.

"Across the weekend, there was an increase in visitors to the Sugar Loaf mountain in Abergavenny which resulted in a road closure being put in place by the local authority for the protection of visitors and local residents. Working with Monmouthshire County Council, we have now enforced the road closure after a number of visitors chose to move the road closure signs. This behaviour is unacceptable.

"This prevented those officers from providing support to the rest of the community in Abergavenny.

"This is a very busy time for all of our emergency services. You can help us and the community by thinking about how you contact our services.

"This is a time for communities to all come together. We all have a part to play and here at Gwent Police we will continue to do our very best to protect and serve our communities.”

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