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Latest News

Appeal - Incident, Cambrian Street, Rhymney

Wednesday, 31 August 2016

We're appealing for information following an incident that occurred on Cambrian Street, Rhymney.The incident occurred either Friday 12th or Saturday 13th August.A man and woman called at an address claiming that they were...[more]

Gwent Police Staff shortlisted for Awards

Wednesday, 31 August 2016

Two teams, comprising of Gwent Police support staff, have been nominated for national awards, after achieving excellence in their areas of expertise. Firstly, the Southern Wales Police Procurement Collaboration team has been...[more]

INSPECTORS BLOG: A message from Newport East Inspector Sarah Davies

Wednesday, 31 August 2016

Welcome to my Summer Blog, I hope you are all well. It has been a very busy few weeks where we have seen lots of community events in our area with some of our positive outcomes hitting the local headlines. I will start with...[more]

DETECTIVE BLOG: Find out the latest in Newport and Monmouthshire with DI Justin O'Keeffe...

Wednesday, 31 August 2016

As a Detective Inspector covering Newport and Monmouthshire, I am pleased to be able to provide further details of some recent significant successful cases where my team have displayed excellent teamwork and...[more]

BLOG: A message from Torfaen Inspector, David Morgan (31st August 2016)

Wednesday, 31 August 2016

BLOG: A message from Torfaen Inspector, David Morgan (31st August 2016)[more]

SHOW YOUR SUPPORT: Gwent officers take part in a charity bike ride...

Wednesday, 31 August 2016

This week 11 of our officers will be taking part in a bicycle ride from the beautiful city of Newport to the mountain town of Brecon and back again.  It is planned they'll leave Newport Central...[more]

INSPECTORS BLOG: Catch up with latest in Newport West with Inspector Richard Blakemore

Wednesday, 31 August 2016

Hello again all, We are now just four months into dealing with the most current Your Voice priorities and we are making considerable progress. Newport West has had a common theme where communities have asked the...[more]

CAUGHT AND IN COURT SPECIAL: Pug theft from Abergavenny

Tuesday, 30 August 2016

Back in October we told you about a little pug puppy that was taken from it's owner in Abergavenny. She was also the victim of an assault. Today, two men have been sentenced for the crime. Thomas Stokes was sentenced to 5...[more]

UPDATE: Malachi Halstead now found

Friday, 26 August 2016

34 year old Malachi Halstead from Newport who was recalled to prison has now been located and arrested. [more]

GREAT RESULT: NP19 Tyres in Newport now boarded up

Friday, 26 August 2016

A garage in Newport was boarded up yesterday, after Gwent Police officers obtained a closure order from Newport Magistrates Court. During the court hearing, Crime and Disorder Reduction Officer, Leanne Pole presented evidence...[more]

Dispersal Order in place this weekend - Ebbw Vale

Friday, 26 August 2016

Following recent reports of anti-social behaviour in Eugene Cross Park, Ebbw Vale there will be a Dispersal Order (Under Section 35 of the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014) in place in the area this weekend.The...[more]

53 vehicles stopped in crime crackdown in Newport

Thursday, 25 August 2016

Officers in Newport held an operation yesterday targeting travelling criminality. During the operation, 53 vehicles were stopped.... One person was arrested as they had failed to appear at Cardiff Magistrates Court for traffic...[more]

GREAT RESULT: Operation Imperial update

Thursday, 25 August 2016

Back in May we told you about a tragic case where four men were sentenced to a combined total of 27 years in prison for forced labour, conspiracy to kidnap, four counts of kidnap and numerous counts of assault occasioning actual...[more]

Scam Alert

Wednesday, 24 August 2016

We've recently received a report of a scam whereby someone has called a member of the public saying they have seen their CV and would like to set up a telephone interview for a job. Just before the interview, they called and said...[more]

Can you help? Incident in Waitrose Monmouth

Tuesday, 23 August 2016

Officers are investigating an incident in Waitrose Monmouth where a man was given a refund on £70 worth of ink cartridges that are believed to have been stolen.[more]

Missing 23 year old Jonileigh Griffiths located safe and well

Friday, 19 August 2016

Yesterday (18th August 2016) we appealed to locate missing 23 year old Jonileigh Griffiths. Jonileigh has now been located safe and well.[more]

Incident successfully resolved at Intellectual Property Office, Newport

Friday, 19 August 2016

At 12.21pm today, specialist trained officers carried out a controlled explosion of a suspicious package found at the Intellectual Property Office in Newport. The incident has now been successfully resolved and staff are being...[more]

Potential closure order on NP19 Tyres (Somerton Park Garage)

Friday, 19 August 2016

A tyre shop on Cromwell Road in Newport has been the subject of a Closure Order Notice. A hearing for the closure was originally held on the 18th August 2016 however the case was adjourned until the final hearing on Thursday...[more]

Incident at Intellectual Property Office in Newport

Friday, 19 August 2016

At 8.14am this morning, we received a call from the Intellectual Property Office in Newport, regarding a suspicious item received in the mail. As a precautionary measure the building has been evacuated. Officers are...[more]

NEW SCAM ALERT: Scammers are calling people pretending to be from Sky

Thursday, 18 August 2016

We've been made aware of a scam where by scammers are calling people allegedly being from Sky telling you they will lower the price of your direct debit to them. They then go on to request your bank details and 3 digit...[more]

Inspector's Blog - A Message from Torfaen Inspector, David Morgan (17th August)

Wednesday, 17 August 2016

Inspector's Blog - A Message from Torfaen Inspector, David Morgan (17th August)[more]

Officers in Gwent target HGV drivers driving illegally

Wednesday, 17 August 2016

Officers in Gwent target HGV drivers driving illegally[more]

Public Misconduct Hearing Outcome

Wednesday, 17 August 2016

Public Misconduct Hearing Outcome[more]

BANNED! 12 more people banned from pubs in Caerphilly, Blackwood and Bargoed this summer

Wednesday, 17 August 2016

BANNED! 12 more people banned from pubs in Caerphilly, Blackwood and Bargoed this summer[more]

Man arrested following Burglary, Blaenavon

Wednesday, 17 August 2016

Following our appeal for information to trace 20 year old Robbie Lee Williams from Blaenavon who we wanted to speak to following a burglary last week, he has now been located and arrested.[more]



Appeals

Re-appeal for information to assist investigation involving a cyclist involved in a collision in Pengam

Wednesday, 31 August 2016

Re-appeal for information to assist investigation involving a cyclist involved in a collision in Pengam [more]

Appeal - burglary housing development, Caerphilly

Wednesday, 31 August 2016

We're appealing for information following a burglary at a empty property on a housing development site opposite Pontypandy Industrial Estate in Caerphilly.Electric cabling was stolen sometime over the bank holiday weekend.Anyone...[more]

Burglary - Abertillery

Tuesday, 30 August 2016

We're appealing for information following a burglary that occurred at a property on Upper Gwastad Terrace in Abertillery sometime between 11.30am and 5.45pm on 21st August.A small safe was stolen from inside containing watches,...[more]

Burglary - High Cross Lane

Tuesday, 30 August 2016

Were you near High Cross Lane in Newport on Friday 5th August at around 9.45-10.00pm? We're investigating a burglary in the area where occupants of a large grey/silver car stopped on High Cross Lane and ran into the driveway of...[more]

PRISON RECALL: Daniel Pritchard

Tuesday, 30 August 2016

We're appealing for information to locate 32 year old Daniel Pritchard who has breached his licence conditions after being released from prison on 11th March 2016. Pritchard received a four year prison sentence for burglary....[more]

Criminal Damage - Asda, Blackwood

Tuesday, 30 August 2016

We're appealing for information to help identify this man who we would like to speak with following criminal damage/ graffiti at Asda, Blackwood. The damage was caused at approximately 8pm on 25th August. Anyone with...[more]

Burglary - Ponthir

Tuesday, 30 August 2016

We're appealing for information following a burglary that took place at a property on Barnfield in Ponthir sometime overnight Thursday 25th - Friday 26th August. Car keys were stolen along with a laptop from the associated...[more]

Help us find Gary Jones

Tuesday, 30 August 2016

We are appealing for information to help locate a 53 year old Gary Jones from the Llanmartin area. Gary was last seen on the 26th August 2016 in Llanarth Street in Newport City Centre. He hasn't been since then and police...[more]

Missing Person: Have you seen Ashley Collins?

Friday, 26 August 2016

We are appealing for information to help locate a 28 year old man from the Newport area. Ashley Collins was last seen on the 6th July 2016 in Newport. He hasn't been since then and police are concerned for his...[more]

Appeal for information following incident in Ystrad Mynach

Friday, 26 August 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...[more]

Mobile phone theft in Newport

Thursday, 25 August 2016

We are appealing for information following the theft of two mobile phones at the Riverfront in Newport yesterday. At approximately 4.20pm a man on a pushbike approached two young people and asked to use one of their phones....[more]

Appeal - Shoplifting, Ystrad Mynach

Thursday, 25 August 2016

We're appealing for information to identify this woman who we would like to speak with following a theft from Lloyds Pharamacy in Ystrad Mynach. The theft occurred at approximately 2.15pm on 5th July. Two perfume gift sets were...[more]

Appeal following Dog Bite - Hengoed

Thursday, 25 August 2016

At approximately 5pm on Monday 22nd August 2016 officers received a report that a 13 year old boy had been bitten by a dog in the area of Old Parish Lane leading to Cae Canol in Hengoed. The boy, who is from the Hengoed area,...[more]

Appeal for information following a garage break in Holland Street, Ebbw Vale

Wednesday, 24 August 2016

Appeal for information following a garage break in Holland Street, Ebbw Vale [more]

Vehicle damaged on Southend Terrace, Tredegar

Wednesday, 24 August 2016

Vehicle damaged on Southend Terrace, Tredegar[more]

Bus Radio Theft, Rhymney

Wednesday, 24 August 2016

We're appealing for information to identify these two people who we would like to speak with following the theft of a bus radio. The radio was stolen from the 6060 service travelling from Abertysswg to Rhymney. The theft took...[more]

Can you help? Incident in Waitrose Monmouth

Tuesday, 23 August 2016

Officers are investigating an incident in Waitrose Monmouth where a man was given a refund on £70 worth of ink cartridges that are believed to have been stolen.[more]

Burglaries, Rosemead, Cwmbran

Tuesday, 23 August 2016

We're appealing for information following two burglaries on Rosemead in Cwmbran during the last week.A property was broken into sometime between 9am on 14th August and 4pm on 19th August. Items stolen included a Go Pro camera, a...[more]

Theft, Currys, Caerphilly

Tuesday, 23 August 2016

We're appealing for information to identify these two men who we would like to speak with following the theft of a laptop from Currys on Gallagher Retail Park in Caerphilly. The theft took place on 1st August. Anyone with...[more]

Off Road Bike Stolen - Fleur De Lis

Tuesday, 23 August 2016

We're appealing for information to locate this off road bike that was stolen from a property on Swallow Drive in Fleur De Lis.The theft took place sometime between 10pm on 20th August and 2am on 21st August.The bike is a M2R 140...[more]

Monday, 22 August 2016

Do you know this woman? Vehicle damaged in Morgan Jones Park, Caerphilly [more]

Do you know this woman? Vehicle damaged in Morgan Jones Park, Caerphilly

Monday, 22 August 2016

Do you know this woman? Vehicle damaged in Morgan Jones Park, Caerphilly [more]

Sentimental 21st birthday present stolen during a burglary on Penyrheol Road, Pontypool

Monday, 22 August 2016

Sentimental 21st birthday present stolen during a burglary on Penyrheol Road, Pontypool[more]

Burglaries in Monmouthshire

Friday, 19 August 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,...[more]

Missing Bargoed man found safe and well

Thursday, 18 August 2016

We appealed for information to locate 41 year old Stuart Neilson who was reported as missing from his home in Bargoed. Stuart has now been found safe and well.[more]