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Police call on residents to help in Townhill off-road bike crackdown

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South Wales Police have called on residents of Townhill to help them in their crackdown on off-road bikes in the Swansea suburb.

Residents have expressed frustration about off-road bikes causing antisocial behaviour on the streets of Townhill.

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Local Police Inspector Judith Martin explains: “We know from local community Facebook pages that residents in Townhill are frustrated by the issue of off-road bikers.

“People can use off-road bikes on private land but they aren’t allowed on public roads. Off-road biking on the roads around Townhill presents a significant challenge for us and has done for some time.

“What I really want the local residents to know is that we have already been exercising the powers available to us and are constantly looking for ways to improve our response to this troublesome and dangerous behaviour. This includes working collaboratively with local councillors and partner agencies.

“Not only is this behaviour disrupting the quality of life for local residents, it is also putting the safety of the general public and that of the riders in jeopardy – not to mention the offences that are being committed.

“Unfortunately my officers have not been getting enough information about the offenders to put a stop to the issue. In order to combat this I am asking for the public’s help by providing us with as much detail as they can on the bikes and the riders as I believe the majority of the offenders are local to the Townhill area.

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“It would be really helpful if the community could provide us with descriptions of the bikes, the people riding them and where the vehicles are being kept. If you have any information regarding offenders and addresses, or any images of those causing this nuisance, please get in touch via swp101@south-wales.police.uk and we will look to act on the intelligence provided.”

People can also send anonymous information through Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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Maesteg

Maesteg woman dies in serious Llangynwd collision

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South Wales Police are appealing for witnesses after a serious collision on the A4063 near Maesteg.

A local woman was pronounced dead at the scene following the collision between a blue Hyundai and a blue Renault Clio shortly before 9.30pm on Wednesday (10 August).

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The accident, between Nicholls Road and Bridgend Road on the A4063 closed the road from the Shwt turn off to Ysgol Gyfun Gymraeg Llangynwyd for several hours.

Police Sergeant Jason Beaumont said: “Despite best efforts from the emergency services, the driver of the Hyundai a 29 year-old female, from the Maesteg area, was declared deceased at the scene.

“The driver and passenger of the Renault Clio were taken to hospital with minor injuries.”

Officers are appealing to anyone who may have witnessed, has dash-cam footage, or who stopped at the scene to contact them online or by calling 101 quoting occurrence number 2200269545.

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Have you seen Leon? Police appeal for sightings of missing 13 year-old

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South Wales Police are appealing for sightings of a missing 13 year-old boy from Cymmer.

Leon was last seen on Saturday 6 August at around 10.30am.

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He is 5ft 5″, has a slim build and brown, short hair.

Leon was last seen wearing a black Nike tracksuit and black trainers.

He has links to the Blaenymaes, Townhill, Gendros and Port Talbot areas.

South Wales Police are asking anyone who may have seen Leon, or who has information which will help them find him, to contact them quoting occurrence number 2200263806 online or by calling 101.

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Police want to speak with this man in connection with Wind Street bar assault

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South Wales Police are appealing for help to trace a man they would like to speak to as part of their four month-long investigation into an assault at Bambu Beach Bar on Wind Street in Swansea city centre.

Police say the incident took place at around 2.15am on Sunday 17 April.

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Two men were assaulted at the bar in the attack.

Officers says they would like to speak to the man pictured as he may have information that could assist with their enquiries.

Anyone with information on who this man may be is asked to contact South Wales Police online quoting reference number 2200126141.

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