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Latest News

SCAM ALERT: Broadband fraud - targeting people in Gwent

Monday, 5 December 2016

We have received reports of a scam where a caller is claiming to be from internet providers like BT and Talk Talk. They state they are working alongside your mobile provider. In some reports the scammers have told their...[more]

A message to motorists: Don't suffer the consequences of drink and drug driving this Christmas

Saturday, 3 December 2016

We're well into our Christmas anti-drink and drug driving campaign and officers across Gwent will be out targeting those who flout the law. Area Support Unit Inspector Matthew Havard has this message for motorists: 'It is that...[more]

UPDATE: 54 year old Talywain man arrested after spate of tyre slashing

Friday, 2 December 2016

Following a spate of criminal damage to vehicles parked on Gelli Rhwy Road, Penylan Road and surrounding streets in Garndiffaith, Pontypool on Wednesday 30th November 2016, a 54 year old man from the Talywain area has been...[more]

Caerphilly North Inspector's Blog - 2nd December

Friday, 2 December 2016

Hi everyone, I trust you are all well and that you are looking forward to Christmas which is fast approaching (only 22 sleeps).  In this month’s blog I thought would provide some advice to keep you all safe over the...[more]

Caerphilly South Inspector's Blog - 2nd December 2016

Friday, 2 December 2016

Christmas is almost upon us and so.... Who is Santas favourite singer? Elf-is Presley! Hopefully that will have raised a smile for most, but what won't raise a smile is having your vehicle entered and items taken.  That...[more]

Torfaen Inspector's Blog - 2nd December 2016

Friday, 2 December 2016

The last six months have been quite challenging in Torfaen. Our crime levels have been higher than our projected average with crimes increasing in the categories of acquisitive crime. Over that six month period, we arrested...[more]

All Wales Anti-Drink/ Drug Drive Campaign

Thursday, 1 December 2016

Christmas will never be the same again  Motorists who choose to get behind the wheel of a car whilst under the influence of alcohol or drugs will be targeted by a month long Christmas campaign across Wales.  All four...[more]

27 year old Richard Conibeer from Newport - located and arrested.

Thursday, 1 December 2016

We appealed for information to locate 27 year old Richard Conibeer from Newport who breached his licence conditions after being released from prison on 23rd November 2015.  Conibeer was serving a 3 year prison sentence for...[more]

Public Special Case Hearing – 7th December 2016

Wednesday, 30 November 2016

Public Special Case Hearing - 7th December 2016  - Gwent Police Headquarters, Croesyceiliog, Cwmbran NP44 2XJ  A Police Constable will attend a Special Case Hearing to answer allegations that their conduct amounts...[more]

Newport man arrested on suspicion of drug offences...

Wednesday, 30 November 2016

Officers in Maindee have arrested a 20 year old from the area on suspicion of possession with intent to supply illegal drugs. Class A and Class B drugs including Heroin, Cocaine and  Mephedrone(M-Cat) and cash have been...[more]

Fatal RTC: A4810 near Magor

Tuesday, 29 November 2016

We are appealing for information following a fatal road traffic collision in the early hours of this morning, Tuesday 29th November, at approximately 1.45am.  The incident happened on the A4810, near to the Tesco...[more]

INSPECTOR'S BLOG: Catch up with Newport East's local Inspector, Sarah Davies

Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Welcome to my latest Autumn blog. Your team has worked hard the last few months with our partners to address anti-social behaviour within the wards. Throughout October we worked in Partnership with South Wales Fire and Rescue...[more]

Ever wondered how some of Gwent's most sensitive cases are solved...

Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Welcome to our second edition of the Public Protection Unit blog covering Newport and Monmouthshire. If you missed our first blog post you can catch up here... http://bit.ly/2f95ckb . The Public Protection Unit (PPU) at...[more]

Operation in Monmouthshire to uncover shoplifters this festive season has been a success so far...

Monday, 28 November 2016

Officers in Monmouthshire are running an operation to clamp down on shoplifters in the run up to Christmas. This weekend officers in Abergavenny used a mixture of high visibility and plain clothes tactics to catch thieves in...[more]

Did you see anything? Pedestrian hit on Duckpool Road, Newport

Friday, 25 November 2016

At approximately 12.50pm yesterday Thursday 24th November 2016, officers were called to the scene of a pedestrian who had been knocked over on Duckpool Road, Newport.  The collision involved a pedestrian and a dark...[more]

Officers across Gwent support White Ribbon Day 2016

Friday, 25 November 2016

Today, Friday 25th November 2016, is International White Ribbon Day and International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.  Staff across Gwent Police, with support from partner agencies, have been showing their...[more]

UPDATE: Purse and wallet thefts in the Blaenau Gwent area

Thursday, 24 November 2016

UPDATE: Purse and wallet thefts in the Blaenau Gwent area[more]

Can you help us: Have you seen this quad bike?

Thursday, 24 November 2016

Have you seen this quad bike? We are appealing for information after a high value quad bike was stolen from an insecure outbuilding of a farm in Llanvihangel Crucorney, Monmouthshire. The offence happened sometime overnight...[more]

Thursday, 24 November 2016

Update: Fire at Bournville Road Garage in Abertillery[more]

Update: Fire at Bournville Road Garage in Abertillery

Thursday, 24 November 2016

Update: Fire at Bournville Road Garage in Abertillery[more]

Updated Appeal:

Wednesday, 23 November 2016

UPDATED APPEAL FOR INFORMATION: We are appealing for information to help find 46 year old Liam Stubbs from the Monmouth area.  Liam is described as being approximately 5ft 9, stocky build, with dark hair and glasses. He was...[more]

Update: Disorder in Pill

Tuesday, 22 November 2016

Following the disorder in Pill in Newport on Thursday 20th October, five people from Newport appeared in Cwmbran Magistrates court today, charged with violent disorder; A 13 year old boy was found guilty and given an intensive...[more]

Can you help us find Richard Jones?

Tuesday, 22 November 2016

Can you help us find 46 year old Richard Jones from the Newport area? Richard is wanted by police following a breach of his restraining order on Thursday 25th August 2016. Although Richard is from Newport, he also has links to...[more]

Ebbw Vale teenagers located safe and well

Tuesday, 22 November 2016

Ebbw Vale teenagers, Michaela Lawrence age 15 and Kylisha Barrett age 16, who were reported as missing to police have been located safe and well.[more]

Can you help? Disorder on High Street, Newport

Tuesday, 22 November 2016

At around 4.05 am on Saturday 12th November 2016, we received reports of disorder on High Street, Newport and that a red moped was being driven erratically and a pedestrian had been knocked over.  A 23 year old man from...[more]



Appeals

Prison Recall: Francis Doherty

Tuesday, 6 December 2016

Have you seen 33 year old Francis Doherty from Newport who has breached his licence conditions after being been released from prison on 4th February 2016. Francis was sentenced in November 2013, where he received a 4 ½...[more]

Appeal for information - Assault - Britannia, Caerphilly

Tuesday, 6 December 2016

We're appealing for information following an assault that occurred in the Britannia area of Caerphilly. The incident took place at approximately 12.30pm on Wednesday 16th November 2016. Two men were walking from Pengam Road...[more]

Burglary at Fuscia Way, Rogerstone

Tuesday, 6 December 2016

We're appealing for information following a burglary at Fuscia Way in Rogerstone on Thursday 1st December 2016. The burglary happened sometime between 9.15am and 3.30pm via the back of the house. A safe (identical to...[more]

Appeal for information following a report of a second burglary from a new housing estate in Bargoed

Monday, 5 December 2016

Appeal for information following a report of a second burglary from a new housing estate in Bargoed[more]

Appeal following a burglary in Rogerstone? Can you help?

Monday, 5 December 2016

We are appealing for information following a burglary at an address on Oak Tree Drive in Rogerstone. The offenders broken in by smashing a rear patio door sometime between 8:00pm and 10:00pm on Tuesday 25th October...[more]

Fail to appear at Court - Lorne Purnell - Pontypool

Monday, 5 December 2016

We're appealing for information to locate 41 year old Lorne Purnell from Pontypool. On 7th July 2016 Purnell was charged with various driving offences and intimidation of a witness. He was due to appear at Cardiff Crown...[more]

Burglary - Wainfelin Road, Wainfelin, Pontypool

Monday, 5 December 2016

We're appealing for information following a burglary at a flat on Wainfelin Road, Wainfelin, Pontypool.The break in occurred sometime between 7.10am and 4.30pm on Friday 2nd December.Stolen items included:An orange and white...[more]

Fraudulent activity at Tesco on Crossways Retail Estate, Caerphilly

Friday, 2 December 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 on Crossways Retail Estate in Caerphilly on Friday...[more]

Appeal for information following a theft in Ebbw Vale

Friday, 2 December 2016

Do you recognise this woman? We would like to speak with her following a theft from an Aldi store, The Walk in Ebbw Vale. The offence occurred at approximately 3:50pm on 25th November 2016. If you have any information...[more]

Do you know this man? Theft from Tesco, Greenmeadow

Friday, 2 December 2016

Do you know this man? Theft from Tesco, Greenmeadow[more]

Prison recall - 38 year old Lester Gibson. Have you seen him?

Friday, 2 December 2016

We are appealing for information to locate 38 year old Lester Gibson who is wanted on a recall to prison having been released from prison on 26th November 2016. Gibson was sentenced in September 2016 4 months and 14 days in...[more]

Appeal for information following an assault in The Square Royale pub, Bargoed

Thursday, 1 December 2016

Appeal for information following an assault in The Square Royale pub, Bargoed [more]

Appeal for information following a burglary from a new housing estate in Bargoed

Thursday, 1 December 2016

Appeal for information following a burglary from a new housing estate in Bargoed[more]

Appeal for information following a burglary at Pontnewydd Working Men’s Club and Institute

Thursday, 1 December 2016

Appeal for information following a burglary at Pontnewydd Working Men’s Club and Institute [more]

WANTED: Naughty Elf on the Run!

Thursday, 1 December 2016

Officers are urging caution following the news that a naughty elf is on the run. On Thursday 1st December 2016, the elf escaped from a high security unit, where he was serving time at Her Majesty's pleasure for general...[more]

Tyres slashed on roads in Garndiffaith, Pontypool

Wednesday, 30 November 2016

Tyres slashed on roads in Garndiffaith, Pontypool[more]

Appeal for information following a theft of alcohol in Caldicot

Wednesday, 30 November 2016

We are appealing for information following a theft of alcohol from a Waitrose store in Caldicot at approximately 3:45pm on 22nd November 2016. The females pictured are believed to have concealed nine bottles of spirits...[more]

Appeal following a distraction burglary and rogue traders in Caldicot

Wednesday, 30 November 2016

We are appealing for information following a distraction burglary at an address on Lapwing Avenue in Caldicot. The offence happened at approximately  10:55am on Tuesday 29th November 2016. Two unknown males in a white...[more]

Fatal RTC: A4810 near Magor

Tuesday, 29 November 2016

We are appealing for information following a fatal road traffic collision in the early hours of this morning, Tuesday 29th November, at approximately 1.45am.  The incident happened on the A4810, near to the Tesco...[more]

New information - appeal following an incident in Caldicot - can you help?

Monday, 28 November 2016

We are continuing to appeal for information following  an incident on Thursday 6th October 2016 in Caldicot, whereby a girl was asked to get into a vehicle containing four teenagers. Whilst this was distressing for the...[more]

Appeal following three mobile phone contracts being set up fraudulently in Cwmbran and Newport

Monday, 28 November 2016

Do you recognise this man?  We would like to speak to him following three mobile phone contracts being set up fraudulently sometime between 4th - 17th November 2016. Two of the contracts were taken out in Cwmbran...[more]

Did you see anything? Appeal following a burglary in Monkswood, Usk

Monday, 28 November 2016

We are appealing for information following a burglary at The Beaufort Arms in Monkswood, Usk. The offence took place sometime between the 13th November 2016 and the 25th November 2016. The offenders took metal piping from...[more]

Bike theft - Cwmbran

Sunday, 27 November 2016

Officers are investigating the theft of a mountain bike in Cwmbran on Friday 25th November.[more]

Hide your valuables or risk losing them…

Saturday, 26 November 2016

Officers in Newport are warning drivers to check their vehicles before they leave them to make sure nothing is on show and that they are locked. This warning comes after 4 vehicles were broken into overnight between Tuesday 22nd...[more]

Appeal following cold callers in the Monmouthshire area

Friday, 25 November 2016

Have you seen this van in the Monmouthshire area? We have received reports of males cold calling in the Monmouthshire area. So far the Monmouth, Osbaston, Usk and Goytre have been affected. The males state they are from...[more]