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Murder arrest after Bridgend woman’s 2004 holiday fall in India

Police have arrested a 50-year-old man on suspicion of murder seven years after a woman fell to her death on holiday in India with her husband Mrs Davies, who is from the Bridgend area, was 39-years-old when she died near the Giri River Bridge, Gaura, Himachal Pradesh, India. It was believed that she had fallen … Continue reading

Teen guilty of schoolgirl murder

A 16-year-old has been found guilty of luring his ex-girlfriend to a secluded wood and beating her to death with a rock. Rebecca Aylward, 15, of Maesteg, near Bridgend, was left lying face down in the rain after the vicious attack last October. Joshua Davies lured her to a wood in nearby Aberkenfig, then attacked … Continue reading

Police appeal for witnesses to fatal collision on M4

South Wales Police are appealing for witnesses following a fatal accident on the M4 early this morning. The collision occurred at around 7:25pm on the westbound carriageway between junction 35 Pencoed and junction 36 Sarn, Bridgend. Three vehicles were involved – a white Fiat camper van, a red and grey Volvo articulated tanker vehicle and … Continue reading

Police apologise to teenage bullying victim after waiting three months to take her statement

Police have apologised to a 13-year-old girl bullying victim after waiting three months to take a statement from her. Shauna Rooke, from Bridgend, was left ‘black and blue’ after the attack, in which three girls kicked her repeatedly. After the beating, she lay helpless on a dual carriageway while cars went speeding past and said … Continue reading

Teenage boy denies Rebecca Aylward killing

A schoolboy has denied the murder of a 15-year-old girl in woods near Bridgend, South Wales. Rebecca Aylward was found dead in woodland just outside Aberkenfig, Bridgend on Sunday, 24 October 2010. She went missing on Saturday 23 after telling her family she was going to meet a friend. A 16-year-old boy, who cannot be named … Continue reading

Police make witness appeal in Rebecca Aylward murder investigation

Police investigating the murder of a south Wales teenager have made a fresh appeal for witnesses to come forward. The body of 15-year-old Rebecca Aylward was discovered in woodland just outside Aberkenfig, Bridgend on Sunday, 24 October.  A 16-year-old boy is currently in custody charged with her murder. Police are trying to piece together Rebecca’s … Continue reading

Teenager charged with the murder of Rebecca Aylward denied bail

A teenage boy accused of murdering 15-year-old schoolgirl Rebecca Aylward has failed in a bid to be freed on bail. Rebecca was battered to death with a house brick and left in woodland after going to meet a friend. Her body was discovered on Sunday morning after her mother reported her missing. The 16-year-old boy … Continue reading

Teenager charged with the murder of Rebecca Aylward ‘remanded in secure accommodation’

A teenager charged with the murder of schoolgirl Rebecca Aylward was remanded to secure accommodation during a brief youth court hearing in Bridgend. The 16-year-old boy was charged late last night with killing Rebecca, whose battered body was found in woodland on Sunday, Rebecca, 15, died of head injuries after being attacked with a house brick … Continue reading

Shoppers suffer minor injuries after partial ceiling collapse at Bridgend store

Shoppers were injured this morning when the ceiling of a Bridgend town centre store collapsed. The Homebargains store in Market Street was cordoned off after a partial ceiling collapse shortly after 11:30am. Watch footage showing the damage to the store Four people were taken to hospital for treatment, but their injuries are said to be … Continue reading

Two teenage boys held over murder of 15-year-old Rebecca Aylward

    Two teenage boys have been arrested on suspicion of murder after the body of a teenage girl was found in woodland near Bridgend. The body of Rebecca Aylward, 15, from Maesteg, was found in woodland just outside Aberkenfig at about 0900 BST on Sunday. She had been reported missing after she failed to … Continue reading

South Wales Police Dog section celebrates 50 years with newest recruit able to sniff out mobile phones

South Wales Police‘s latest addition to their force is Wales’ first canine mobile phone detector. Max, a springer spaniel, is the newest recruit to the SWP’s Dog Section, which will be celebrating its 50th birthday on August 23. Max has been trained to pick up the scent of phones in prisons, which officers say are … Continue reading

Former army sergeant sold stolen military gear meant for soldiers on the front line

Cardiff Crown Court has heard how a former army sergeant sold stolen military gear meant for soldiers – and made £5,000 on eBay. Ex-paratrooper Allan Peet, 41, used the online auction to sell boots, rucksacks and ration plundered from Ministry of Defence stores at RAF St Athan. Peet, who served in Iraq, Sierra Leone, Kosovo, … Continue reading

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