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Truck driven at its owner by thief in Langstone is found

A TRUCK belonging to a man who was knocked over as he tried to prevent it being stolen last week, has been found in Gloucestershire.
Anthony Halse, owner of Sunnyside Nurseries at Langstone, was thrown onto the bonnet of the Nissan Navara and into a la…

Man who died in crash involving a car and a lorry near Magor brewery named as Coran Bogue

UPDATE: 10.28am 
Thurs Feb 23

Gwent Police have confirmed the identity of the man who died in a crash near Magor yesterday as Coran Bogue.

The 23-year-old from the Newport area died at the scene yesterday morning.

UPDATE: 10.30am 
Weds Feb 22

A MAN has died following a crash involving a car and a lorry near Magor.

The 23-year-old driver of a Vauxhall Corsa died at the scene at around 5.50am along the A4810 Llanwern road near the Magor brewery.

Specialist police officers are supporting the driver’s family.

A spokesman for the Welsh Ambulance Service said: “We were called at about 6am to reports of a road traffic collision between a car and a lorry off the M4 roundabout towards Llanwern in Magor.

“We sent two crews in emergency ambulances, an advanced paramedic practitioner, members of the Hazardous Area Response Team, a BASICS doctor and a team of fire service co-responders to the scene.”

The road is still closed in both directions between Queens Gardens in Magor and Pencoed Lane in Llanmartin while investigations continue.

Anyone with information relating to the collision is asked to call Gwent Police on 101 quoting log number 46 22/2/17.

Woman taken to hospital after crash crashes with lorry in Chepstow

A WOMAN has been taken to hospital after her car crashed with a lorry in Chepstow.

Emergency services were called to the scene on the A466 Wye Valley Link Road at around 1.10pm.

Fire crews from Malpas and Chepstow were joined by a unit from Avon Fire & Rescue.

A Welsh Ambulance spokesman said: “We sent a paramedic in a rapid response vehicle and a crew in an emergency ambulance.

“A woman was taken to the Royal Gwent Hospital.”

Overturned lorry spills palm oil across main road leading to FORTY mile diversion for drivers

A driver has been taken to hospital with serious injuries after a lorry overturned.

Palm oil from the lorry split all over the A4042 after the accident between Hardwick and Llanellen near Abergavenny[1] on Tuesday.

The road is likely to be closed for much of the day and a 40-mile diversion is in place adding around 45 minutes to journey times.

Gwent Police said that no other vehicle was involved.

The driver was taken to Neville Hall Hospital with what police described as “significant arm injuries”.

The road remains closed at this time and the clean-up operation is likely to continue throughout the day.

Specialist recovery is currently en route to assist as the oil is starting to solidify on the road.

There are concerns the road might need resurfacing which means it will be closed for most of the day.

Diversions are in place at the Hardwick roundabout A4042 south bound and on the A4042 junction with B4269 at Llanellen.

Officers are appealing for anyone who may have witnessed the incident to call Gwent Police on 101 quoting log number 497 of 24/01/17.

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References

  1. ^ http://www.walesonline.co.uk/all-about/abergavenny (www.walesonline.co.uk)

Residents trapped after lorry blocks only way in and out of Gwent village

UPDATE 2.10pm

The bridge is now clear. 

UPDATE 1.45pm

A Network Rail spokeswoman said: “A 126 tonnes lorry got stuck in the bridge this morning. 

“Engineers are now working on the site.”

She said that the line running under the bridge was never closed, but that there’s a 20mph speed restriction in place at the moment. 

She said that they don’t expect many trains to be affected by the speed restriction. 

Noon

RESIDENTS in a Monmouthshire village are stuck after a lorry has blocked the only way in and out of the village.

At around 9.30am, a truck and trailer attempted to cross the bridge at Sudbrook.

However, the trailer got stuck, blocking the only road in and out of the village.

Peter Fox, leader of Monmouthshire County Council[1], tweeted this morning that residents are “trapped” in the village.

He said that they have been campaigning for years for a second access to Sudbrook.

Major issue with huge crane wedged on Sudbrook bridge. Residents trapped in the village pic.twitter.com/FxMDMj8rWG[2]

— Peter Fox (@PeterFox61) November 20, 2016[3]

June Chandler, 53, a resident in the village said: “We’re now stuck, with only footpaths to get out us of the village. 

“But, god forbid, what if there was an emergency such as a fire?

“It’s very frightening and inconvenient, this is chaos. 

“I wanted to go shopping this morning as today is the only day we can go.

“A lady told me earlier she was taking her mother to get her prescriptions and they had to walk in the end.”

Ms Chandler said that it’s not the first a lorry has got stuck in the bridge. She said that, last time, it took them five hours to move it. 

She said: “After moving the lorry, they’ll need to assess the bridge, what if they find it’s not safe?

“This has been brought up before when they were going to build the houses in the Old Mill site.

“We were told it’d never happen.”

We have been campaigning for years for a 2nd access to Sudbrook, a issue like this blocks emergency services pic.twitter.com/9rlKCemmi2[4]

— Peter Fox (@PeterFox61) November 20, 2016[5]

A Gwent Police spokesman said: “Earlier today, we received a call regarding a lorry getting stuck at the top of the bridge.

“At 10am, we were told it’d be several hours until it was moved so it should be moved soon.

“Network Rail will then have to assess the structural viability of the bridge.

“I’d like to reassure residents that, if there was an emergency, we’d find a way to get to them.”

References

  1. ^ Monmouthshire County Council (www.monmouthshire.gov.uk)
  2. ^ pic.twitter.com/FxMDMj8rWG (t.co)
  3. ^ November 20, 2016 (twitter.com)
  4. ^ pic.twitter.com/9rlKCemmi2 (t.co)
  5. ^ November 20, 2016 (twitter.com)

Residents trapped after lorry blocks the only way in and out of their village

1.45pm

A Network Rail spokeswoman said: “A 126 tonnes lorry got stuck in the bridge this morning. 

“Engineers are now working on the site.”

She said that the line running under the bridge was never closed, but that there’s a 20mph speed restriction in place at the moment. 

She said that they don’t expect many trains to be affected by the speed restriction. 

Noon

RESIDENTS in a Monmouthshire village are stuck after a lorry has blocked the only way in and out of the village.

At around 9.30am, a truck and trailer attempted to cross the bridge at Sudbrook.

However, the trailer got stuck, blocking the only road in and out of the village.

Peter Fox, leader of Monmouthshire County Council[1], tweeted this morning that residents are “trapped” in the village.

He said that they have been campaigning for years for a second access to Sudbrook.

Major issue with huge crane wedged on Sudbrook bridge. Residents trapped in the village pic.twitter.com/FxMDMj8rWG[2]

— Peter Fox (@PeterFox61) November 20, 2016[3]

June Chandler, 53, a resident in the village said: “We’re now stuck, with only footpaths to get out us of the village. 

“But, god forbid, what if there was an emergency such as a fire?

“It’s very frightening and inconvenient, this is chaos. 

“I wanted to go shopping this morning as today is the only day we can go.

“A lady told me earlier she was taking her mother to get her prescriptions and they had to walk in the end.”

Ms Chandler said that it’s not the first a lorry has got stuck in the bridge. She said that, last time, it took them five hours to move it. 

She said: “After moving the lorry, they’ll need to assess the bridge, what if they find it’s not safe?

“This has been brought up before when they were going to build the houses in the Old Mill site.

“We were told it’d never happen.”

We have been campaigning for years for a 2nd access to Sudbrook, a issue like this blocks emergency services pic.twitter.com/9rlKCemmi2[4]

— Peter Fox (@PeterFox61) November 20, 2016[5]

A Gwent Police spokesman said: “Earlier today, we received a call regarding a lorry getting stuck at the top of the bridge.

“At 10am, we were told it’d be several hours until it was moved so it should be moved soon.

“Network Rail will then have to assess the structural viability of the bridge.

“I’d like to reassure residents that, if there was an emergency, we’d find a way to get to them.”

References

  1. ^ Monmouthshire County Council (www.monmouthshire.gov.uk)
  2. ^ pic.twitter.com/FxMDMj8rWG (t.co)
  3. ^ November 20, 2016 (twitter.com)
  4. ^ pic.twitter.com/9rlKCemmi2 (t.co)
  5. ^ November 20, 2016 (twitter.com)

Lorry-load of suspected illegal immigrants – including a baby

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A lorry carrying suspected illegal immigrants – including a baby – was discovered on the M4 Seven Crossing after officers pulled the vehicle over.

The HGV was stopped at the toll booths of the motorway at approximately 2.10pm on Monday, November 14.

Eleven members of the 12-strong group were arrested on immigration offences and the driver of the lorry was also taken into custody.

The incident caused heavy traffic around the tolls stretching back towards Bristol, but was soon cleared.

A spokesman from Gwent Police said: “At approximately 2:10pm on Monday Gwent Police were called to reports of an incident on the M4 near junction 23.

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“A vehicle was located and was found to be carrying approximately 11 people and a baby.

“Officers are carrying out checks to establish the immigration status of those individuals.

“All 11 have been arrested on suspicion of immigration offences at this time.”