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Fri Mar 5, 2021, 02:32 PM

Police investigate major incident in Wales with 'number of casualties' (Guardian)

The Guardian
Steven Morris
Fri 5 Mar 2021 11.32 EST

Officers and paramedics attend scene in village of Ynyswen, Rhondda Cynon Taf

Police have launched an investigation into a “major incident” involving “a number of casualties” in a south Wales village.

Dozens of police officers and paramedics attended the incident in Ynyswen in Rhondda Cynon Taf on Friday afternoon. Police officers’ attention was focused on an area around a Chinese takeaway, the Blue Sky, on Baglan Street in the village. One neighbour, Mavis Wakeford, said: “It is very serious. The police have stopped me going out the back and told me to stay inside. You don’t expect anything like this to happen here – it is a quiet place.”

Some residents said armed police had attended. South Wales police said the incident had happened at about noon on Friday. The street was cordoned off and the force asked people to avoid the area and not to speculate on what had happened.

Chris Bryant, the Labour MP for Rhondda, tweeted that he was aware of “disturbing events on Baglan Street” and said his thoughts went out to all those affected.

He also said a nearby primary school was “aware of the incident and have taken all necessary precautions”.


Read the entire article here: https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2021/mar/05/police-investigate-major-incident-wales-number-casualties-ynyswen

This appears to be a developing story, with few details of the incident in the accompanying article. It may be updated in the near future.

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