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Latest News

Update: Incident on Nelson Road, Ystrad Mynach, near to Ystrad Mynach Train Station

Friday, 6 May 2016

Update: Incident on Nelson Road, Ystrad Mynach, near to Ystrad Mynach Train Station [more]

Re-appeal for information – Distraction burglary, Machen

Thursday, 5 May 2016

Re-appeal for information – Distraction burglary, Machen[more]

New drivers caught speeding in Newport

Thursday, 5 May 2016

Gwent Police have received reports of anti-social driving and excessive speeds on the SDR and surrounding roads. We will be paying particular attention to this problem. Recently, we have caught a motorist going 109 mph just 10...[more]

Misconduct Hearing - Monday 9th May 2016

Tuesday, 3 May 2016

Misconduct Hearing - Monday 9th May 2016[more]

Road safety event in Abergavenny...a success!!

Tuesday, 3 May 2016

Our joint road safety event on Friday evening in Abergavenny was welcomed in the town... Along with the fire service and ambulance service...we promoted safe driving by handing out leaflets and playing thought provoking videos...[more]

Catalytic Converter Thefts - Cwmbran

Tuesday, 3 May 2016

Two catalytic converter thefts from Mercedes Sprinter vans in the Cwmbran area have been reported to us this morning. Vehicles were targeted on Tramway Close and Stour Court. Please be vigilant and report any suspicious...[more]

32 year old man sentenced for theft from a vehicle

Tuesday, 3 May 2016

Last Friday 32 year old Raymond Lee, from Newport was sentenced to 8 weeks in prison for theft from a vehicle. The theft took place on Catsash Road in Newport on 25th April 2016. He pleaded guilty to the theft and due to a...[more]

Prison Recall - Simon Probert - Arrested

Friday, 29 April 2016

Simon Wayne Probert, age 36 from Pontypool, who police were trying to locate after he breached his licence following release from prison has been located and arrested.[more]

Arrest made for a Newport burglary two years ago

Friday, 29 April 2016

Gwent Police have arrested a 39 year old male from the London area in connection with a burglary which happened two years ago in Newport. The offence took place at approximately 13:30pm on the 25th of November 2014 at a house...[more]

Cracking down on anti-social behaviour in Newport City Centre

Thursday, 28 April 2016

From Sunday 1st May 2016, Gwent Police will be carrying out enforcement activity around the Public Spaces protection Order that is currently in place in Newport City Centre and the surrounding area. This will mean that anyone...[more]

Gwent Police are cracking down on drug drivers…

Thursday, 28 April 2016

We are now testing drivers for drugs on the roadside using a device called 'DrugWipe'. It can give an indication of drugs from a saliva sample within as little as 3 minutes...but it is only valid after 8 minutes.  A...[more]

Wings To Fly is back...

Wednesday, 27 April 2016

Wings to Fly is an anti-drugs play which plays a key-role in educating year 6 pupils of the dangers of drugs. The play has been running for 20 years and helps pupils develop their understanding and awareness of the dangers and...[more]

Meet our new four legged officers…

Wednesday, 27 April 2016

The dog section at Gwent Police works to offer unique support to their colleagues using trained dogs to respond to emergency calls where their skills can be used to help make Gwent safer. Now in their fifth week of training...[more]

Inspector's Blog - Torfaen - 26th April 2016

Tuesday, 26 April 2016

On 12th April, a young person was issued with a Community Behaviour Order (CBO) by the local magistrates because of his anti-social behaviour and criminal activity in the Pontypool area. Interestingly, he was the third of three...[more]

Keep up to date with what's happening in Gwent with Gwent Now

Tuesday, 26 April 2016

Tackling crime and keeping you and your community safe is a top priority across Gwent and we believe that improving the flow of information between the community and the Police can make a great impact in the prevention and...[more]

New cadets hit the streets of Gwent

Tuesday, 26 April 2016

On the 12th of April 2016, a passing out ceremony for Gwent Police cadets was held at Coleg Gwent, Pontypool.  The ceremony saw 40 cadets, from Newport, Pontypool, Blackwood and Abergavenny, all aged between 13...[more]

Cwmbran Burglary - Three Arrested

Tuesday, 26 April 2016

Three arrests have been made following a burglary in the Greenmeadow area of Cwmbran.The burglary occurred at a property on Greenwood Avenue at approximately 4.40pm yesterday, 25th April.Three boys, all local and aged 17, have...[more]

Ebbw Vale Assault - Arrest Made

Tuesday, 26 April 2016

Following an assault that occurred at a property on Mount Pleasant Road, Ebbw Vale on Sunday evening (April 24th), an arrest has been made. A 28 year old local man has been arrested on suspicion of section 18 assault, wounding...[more]

Gwent Police warn drivers after catching one motorist speeding at 146mph.

Monday, 25 April 2016

30 year old Garron Duane Groves, from Hereford was caught by a 'Go Safe' camera on the A449 dual carriageway near Junction 24 of the M4 travelling at the speed on 146mph. He appeared at Newport Magistrates Court on Monday...[more]

Inspector's Blog - Caerphilly North

Monday, 25 April 2016

Hi everyone, I hope you are all well. Welcome to my Blog for April, where has the time gone this year?! My teams have been busy over the last couple of months dealing with crime and anti-social behaviour. If you recall in my...[more]

Update: Burglaries across Monmouthshire and Newport

Friday, 22 April 2016

Today a 44 year old man from Ely in Cardiff has been charged with handling stolen goods, in relation to a series of burglaries across Monmouthshire and Newport. He has also been recalled to prison for breaching his licence...[more]

34 week sentence for Newport woman

Friday, 22 April 2016

Earlier this week we told you about a 48 year old woman from Newport who was given an 8 week custodial sentence suspended for 12 months for a racially aggravated assault. Yesterday, the individual pleaded guilty to committing...[more]

Man Charged with Road Traffic Offences - Brynmawr

Friday, 22 April 2016

A 22 year old man from Brynmawr has been arrested and charged with multiple road traffic offences including failing to stop, using a motor vehicle without a licence and using a motor vehicle without insurance following an...[more]

Misconduct Hearing (April 19th) Outcome

Thursday, 21 April 2016

A Police Constable has received a final written warning following breaches of the Standards of Professional Behaviour in relation to Duties and Responsibilities, Fitness for Duty and Discreditable Conduct.[more]

Warning to those thinking about taking part in car cruises in the Gwent area

Thursday, 21 April 2016

We’ve been informed of a Caerphilly car cruise and a Newport car cruise that will be taking place imminently in the Wickes area of  Gallagher Retail Park in Caerphilly and Spytty Retail Park in Newport. Gwent Police is...[more]



Appeals

Appeal for information after deliberate grass fires in Blaenau Gwent

Friday, 6 May 2016

We’re appealing for information following a number of deliberate grass fires set in the Blaenau Gwent area yesterday (Thursday 5th May 2016).  Gwent Police received reports of grass fires at Chapel Road in Six Bells,...[more]

High Value Thefts - Asda, Brynmawr

Friday, 6 May 2016

We're appealing for information to identify these people who we would like to speak with following three high value thefts of alcohol from the Asda store in Brynmawr. The thefts occurred on 29th and 30th March and 6th...[more]

Thieves Target Vehicles in Caerphilly Area

Friday, 6 May 2016

Officers in Caerphilly are asking residents to be extra vigilant following an increased number of reports of thefts from unattended vehicles during the last week.High value cars and work vans seem to be the most commonly...[more]

Update: 15 year old Chloe Smith located

Friday, 6 May 2016

Update: 15 year old Chloe Smith located[more]

Burglary in Rogerstone, Newport

Thursday, 5 May 2016

We're appealing for information about a burglary took place in Rogerstone on 29th April 2016. During the burglary, jewellery and watches were stolen with a value of between £50k and £100K - many of these were stored in a...[more]

Are you the good samaritan?

Thursday, 5 May 2016

Officers in Newport are looking for a man who helped a woman in crisis, back in August 2010. Are you that good Samaritan? You were in the Central Library in John Frost Square, when you found a woman who was crying. You...[more]

Appeal for information after a burglary in Newport

Thursday, 5 May 2016

On Monday 25th April sometime between 7:30am and 7:30pm, a property in Newport was burgled. The offender/offenders used a stone to smash a window at the address on Mendalgief Road to gain entry. Stolen from the house was a...[more]

Update: Incident on Nelson Road, Ystrad Mynach, near to Ystrad Mynach Train Station

Wednesday, 4 May 2016

Update: Incident on Nelson Road, Ystrad Mynach, near to Ystrad Mynach Train Station[more]

Break In - Pontygwindy Industrial Estate - Risca

Tuesday, 3 May 2016

We're appealing for information following a break in at a unit on Pontygwindy Industrial Estate in Risca. Mojo Suspension was broken into around midnight on 2nd May. Three Fox Suspension Forks (similar to those pictured) were...[more]

Three arrested over the weekend for driving offences

Tuesday, 3 May 2016

Gwent Police have made three arrests over the weekend for serious driving offences. A 19 year old man from Newport was stopped and arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply class A and B drugs, he is currently...[more]

Burglary - Pontnewydd Walk, Cwmbran

Tuesday, 3 May 2016

We're appealing for information following a burglary at a flat on Pontnewydd Walk, Cwmbran which occurred sometime between 27th April and 2nd May.Items stolen include a MacBook Pro and cash.Anyone with information is asked to...[more]

Break In - Spar, Greenmeadow, Cwmbran

Tuesday, 3 May 2016

We're appealing for information following a break in at Spar, Greenmeadow Square, Cwmbran.The break in occurred sometime in the early hours of 2nd May.Approximately £20,000 worth of cigarettes were stolen.Anyone with information...[more]

Burglary Appeal - Crown Rise, Cwmbran

Tuesday, 3 May 2016

We're appealing for information following a burglary at a property on Crown Rise, Llanfrechfa, Cwmbran on Saturday night, 30th April.The occupants of the property returned home at approximately 9.45pm to find two men in the...[more]

18 year old man from Pontypool charged with using counterfeit bank notes.

Tuesday, 3 May 2016

An 18 year old man from the Pontypool area has been arrested and charged for using counterfeit bank notes. The offender back in February bought a high performance Volkswagen Golf GTI using fraudulent notes. On Monday the...[more]

Appeal for information after an assault and robbery in Newport

Tuesday, 3 May 2016

We are appealing for information after an assault and robbery in Newport. The offence happened on the 28th of April 2016 shortly after 13.00pm in an alleyway on Buttermere Way. The vulnerable victim was left with...[more]

Fuel theft - Brynmawr

Friday, 29 April 2016

We're appealing for information to identify this person following theft of fuel from the Austin Wheeler Garage on King Street, Brynmawr on 30th March.If you can help, please call 101 quoting log 330 30/03/16.[more]

Appeal for information - Absconder Craig Redman

Friday, 29 April 2016

Gwent Police is appealing for information to locate 29 year old Craig Redman who has absconded from HMP Prescoed in Usk. He was last seen at between 6:00am and 12:00 noon on Thursday 28th April 2016. Anyone who has information...[more]

Burglary - Abercarn

Thursday, 28 April 2016

A property was broken into on Coed Celynen Drive, Abercarn yesterday afternoon, Wednesday 28th April.The incident happened sometime between 1pm and 6.15pm.Items stolen included designer jewellery and watches, an X Box and games,...[more]

Criminal Damage to Vehicle - Brynmawr

Wednesday, 27 April 2016

We're appealing for information to identify this cyclist who we would like to speak with in connection with damage to a vehicle on Hafod Farm Road in Brynmawr.  The incident occurred on 17th March. Anyone with information...[more]

Fuel theft - Brynmawr

Wednesday, 27 April 2016

We're appealing for information to identify this man who we would like to speak with following theft of fuel from the Chapel Garage in Brynmawr on 9th April. If you can assist, please call 101 quoting log 545 09/04/16.[more]

Damage - Greenmeadow Community Farm - Cwmbran

Tuesday, 26 April 2016

We're appealing for information following damage caused to the toilet block at Greenmeadow Community Farm.  It occurred sometime between 5.50pm on 23rd April and 8am on 24th April. The block was broken into but nothing...[more]

Break In - Cwmbran Stadium

Tuesday, 26 April 2016

We're appealing for information following a break in at Cwmbran Stadium. The bowling hall, attached to the main building, was broken into sometime between Saturday 16th and Monday 18th April. Damage was caused to the coffee...[more]

Appeal for information - Assault, Caerphilly

Tuesday, 26 April 2016

We're appealing for information to identify this man who we would like to speak with following an assault that occurred on Cardiff Road outside the Courthouse Public House in Caerphilly.  The assault occurred at...[more]

Appeal for information - Assault, Ebbw Vale

Monday, 25 April 2016

We're appealing for information after a man was assaulted by an unknown male in Ebbw Vale.The incident occurred at a property on Mount Pleasant Road at approximately 9.20pm yesterday evening, 24th April.A 53 year old local man...[more]

Appeal for information - Distraction Burglary - Trinant

Friday, 22 April 2016

We're appealing for information following a distraction burglary that occurred at the address of an elderly female on Trinant Terrace, Trinant. On Monday morning, 18th April, several phone calls and visits were made to the...[more]