Gwent Police: Cwmbran drug dealer jailed for officer assault

A drug dealer from Cwmbran has received a sentence of more than five-and-a-half years after he attacked a plain-clothed officer who found him in possession of class A and B drugs.

Aaron Bingham, 20, appeared at Cardiff Crown Court on Monday 26 July where he pled guilty to two counts of assaulting an emergency worker, two counts of possession with the intent to supply class A drugs – crack cocaine and heroin – and one count of possession of class B drug – cannabis.

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Bingham was arrested in Bettws on Friday 2 July by officers conducting a proactive patrol, where he repeatedly assaulted a plain-clothed police officer by punching him to the head.

The officer sustained minor injuries during the assault.

PC Hackney, the officer in the case, said:

“Aaron Bingham was arrested as the result of our proactive policing patrols in Bettws, where he was found to be in possession of heroin, crack cocaine and cannabis.

“When detained by our plain-clothed officers, he repeatedly punched one officer to the head and ripped the t-shirt of another.

 “This is Bingham’s third conviction for drug-related offences, despite his relatively young age. This significant sentence highlights the risks that people can face if they choose to involve themselves in drug possession and supply.

“Class A drug use can have devastating consequences for individuals and communities and can often fuel other forms of criminal behaviour.

“Tackling illegal drug activity is a priority for us at Gwent Police; drugs have no place in our society.

“The support of our communities is vital to helping us tackling this issue. If you have any details of this form of illegal activity in your area, call us on 101 or send us a direct message on Twitter or Facebook. You can also call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”

He was sentenced to five years and eight months – or 68 months – initially in a young offender’s institution.

West Mercia Police: Man wanted on suspicion of murder

Police are appealing for information to help locate a wanted man, formerly from Telford. He also has links to  Aberdeen, in Scotland, and is believed to have been there recently.

Robert Wieczorkowski aged 31, previously of Hurleybrook Way, Telford is wanted on suspicion of murder.

Detectives are keen to speak to Wieczorkowski in connection with the murder of Dawid Kurdziel in Ketley, Telford on Saturday 3 July 2021.

It’s believed he may have information that can help police with enquiries.

Senior Investigating Officer Detective Inspector Lee Holehouse, of West Mercia Police Major Investigations Unit, said: “We are continuing to investigate the sad death of Dawid and would still like to speak to Robert Wieczorkowski who we believed left Telford following the murder of Dawid.

“I appeal to those in our local communities who know where he is or may have information to help us find him to come forward. We also believe he has links to the Aberdeen area of Scotland and if anybody has information as to his whereabouts then please ring 999 or contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 quoting incident number 0044_I_ 03072021.”

Crimestoppers is an independent charity and can be contacted anonymously.

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Gwent Police: Devices seized in indecent images operation

More than 100 electronic devices were seized by Gwent Police officers during an operation designed to target those who possess and share indecent images of children online.

Eleven warrants were carried out as part of ‘Operation Javelin’, led by the police online investigation team (POLIT) officers and assisted by neighbourhood teams and specialist units.

Nine men were arrested during the weeklong proactive operation, with seven individuals released on conditional bail and one person released under investigation.

A 35-year-old Newport man was arrested on suspicion of making indecent images of children and breaching a sexual harm prevention order (SHPO).

He was later charged with these offences and will appear at Newport Crown Court on Friday 6 August.

Officers also seized 107 electronic devices during the operation, as well as conducting two safeguarding visits.

DI Jamie Cooper, of Gwent Police’s cyber-crime unit, said:

“Our intelligence gathering has allowed us to make nine arrests of people suspected of being involved in the online exploitation of children through possessing or sharing indecent images.

“We’ve also made 12 children safer by identifying those at risk and ensuring appropriate conditions are in place to keep them safe. 

“This was completed with the assistance of partner agencies and forms part of our safeguarding work linked to this investigation.

“Our enquiries are continuing to ensure that those responsible for the online exploitation of children are brought to justice.

“It is important to remember that some of the images captured during our intelligence gathering may have been sent by a child.

“We want to educate young people in particular that not only is sharing an incident image – which could be of themselves – a criminal offence, but it can be recirculated very easily which may lead to further inappropriate sexual communication online.”

Gwent Police: Witness appeal after Caerphilly robbery

We’re appealing for information after receiving a report of a robbery in Hartshorn Court, Caerphilly at around 10.55am on Monday 26 July.

A 36-year-old man was reportedly attacked by two people, believed to be teenage boys, close to the Morrisons supermarket near Lansbury Park and a wallet was taken from him between 7am and 10.45am.

The first person is described as white, aged around 13, short blonde hair, of slim build, clean shaven and wearing black and white t-shirt.

The second person is also white, aged around 15, short dark hair, of average build and clean shaven.

The two people were seen carrying pieces of wood, which were reportedly used to attack the victim.

Following the attack, the victim was taken back to his home address by two members of the public in a ‘scrap metal’ van.

Enquiries are ongoing and anyone with information or has CCTV or dashcam footage from the area is asked to call Gwent Police, quoting log reference 2100262389.

You can also contact us via social media on Facebook or Twitter, or you can report any information anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

West Mercia Police: Appeal for information following racially aggravated assault in Hereford

Police in Hereford are appealing for information following a racially aggravated assault in the city.

The incident happened in the Church Street area of the city at around 4.00pm on Wednesday 7 July 2021. The victim sustained facial injuries as a result.

Officers are appealing for any witnesses to come forward with information and are particularly interested in identifying the man shown in the image below.


If you have any information please contact PC Karol Kujawa on 07971 395081 quoting incident number 369i of the 7th July 2021 or report anonymously using the Tell Us About section of the website.

West Mercia Police: Hereford man charged with attempted murder

Andrew Thompson, aged 52, Hereford, has been charged with  attempt murder and will appear in Kidderminster Magistrates’ Court today (Thursday 29 July). 

He has been charged in relation to an incident that occurred in the early hours of Tuesday (27 July) in Dartmouth Court, Hereford.

Dyfed-Powys Police: Police appeal following Crickhowell rape

Dyfed-Powys Police is appealing for witnesses after a woman was raped at approximately 4am on Tuesday July 27 2021.

The woman was walking along Brecon Road (the A40), out of Crickhowell (near the primary school), when she was approached by three men, one of whom took hold of her and subsequently raped her.

The man who carried out the assault is described as tall, was wearing a baseball cap, a black face mask, black Adidas trainers that were shiny on the side, and possibly in his late teens or early twenties. There is no description available for the other two men, other than they were also wearing black face masks.

Anyone who saw any men matching this description in the area between 3.45am and 4.30am on the morning of Tuesday July 27 is asked to contact police.

Detective Chief Inspector Phil Rowe who is leading the investigation, said: “Incidents of this nature are extremely rare in the Dyfed-Powys area.

“We have specialist officers supporting the victim, and her welfare is our focus.

“Extensive enquiries are being conducted, and the public will have seen an increased presence of police officers in the last couple of days in Crickhowell as we investigate this harrowing incident.

“I appeal to anyone with any information that could help our investigation to get in touch with us.”

Anyone with information that could help officers with their investigation is asked to report it to Dyfed-Powys Police, either online at, by emailing, or by calling 101.

If you are deaf, hard of hearing, or speech impaired text the non-emergency number on 07811 311 908.

Alternatively, contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously by calling 0800 555111, or visiting

Quote reference: DP-20210727-024.