Armed officers have been called and schools are in lockdown after a major incident in South Wales this morning.
South Wales Police are the scene of a major incident in Aberfan.
Armed officers are also in attendance with South Wales Police saying it is responding following a serious assault this morning.
A spokesperson for South Wales Police (Rhondda Cynon Taf, Merthyr Tydfil and Bridgend) provided an update at 1pm that said:
“South Wales Police were called just before 9.10am this morning with a report that a 29-year-old woman had been stabbed on Moy Road, #Aberfan, #Merthyr.
“The suspect left the scene immediately after the incident and enquiries are ongoing to find him.
“A search of the immediate area is being carried out by armed officers.
“Local schools have activated their lockdown protocols to keep pupils safe whilst the incident is ongoing.
“We continue to request that people avoid the area so that we can effectively deal with this incident.
“The woman has been taken to hospital with injuries which are not believed to be life-threatening at this time.”
A spokesperson for South Wales Police (Rhondda Cynon Taf, Merthyr Tydfil and Bridgend) said:
“Emergency services are responding to serious assault that took place on Moy Road, Aberfan, Merthyr just before 9.10am this morning.
“Armed officers are in the area, and we request that people avoid the area so that we can effectively deal with this incident.
“More detail will follow as soon as available.”