Treorchy: ‘Number of casualties’ involved in serious incident

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picture captionEmergency crews had been referred to as at about noon to stories of a stabbing

A 16-year-old lady has died and two males have been arrested after struggling serious accidents in the Rhondda.

The teenager’s dying in Treorchy was “sudden and unexplained” and a autopsy examination is due, South Wales Police stated.

Emergency crews had been referred to as at about noon to stories of a stabbing in Baglan Street, which is sealed off.

Police stated these involved had been identified to one another and nobody else was being sought over the matter.

The lady’s household is being supported by specially-trained officers and efforts are being made to contact different family.

media captionA 16-year-old died in the incident and two males, who’re in hospital, had been arrested

Supt Rich Jones, stated: “This is clearly a very serious incident which has caused significant shock and concern for both the local and wider community.

“We have a devoted group of detectives working exhausting to determine the precise circumstances which have led to the tragic dying of this younger lady.”

The investigation was “nonetheless in its early phases”.

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image captionPolice have urged the public to “chorus from hypothesis” about what has happened

“There shall be vital police presence in Baglan Street over the weekend however we are going to reopen the highway on the earliest alternative,” Supt Jones said.

“In the meantime, the help and understanding of the local people may be very a lot appreciated.”

The police cordon was erected around a takeaway restaurant called Blue Sky, with a small white tent placed outside the premises.

The public has been urged by police to “chorus from hypothesis” about the incident.

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image captionPolice are not looking for anyone else in connection with the inquiry

A spokesman said: “We attended the scene with one fast response car, three emergency ambulances, our hazardous space response group and the Wales Air Ambulance.”

Rhondda MP Chris Bryant tweeted he was aware of “disturbing occasions on Baglan Street” and later said he understood police were not looking for anyone else in connection to the incident.

He said: “Because there have been so many emergency providers turning up, individuals thought there have to be some huge manhunt happening.

“I can reassure everyone the police are in control of the situation.”

Mr Bryant described what had occurred as “a very worrying and upsetting episode”.

‘All crucial precautions’

“You just don’t think that something like this is going to happen in the Rhondda,” he stated.

“But I can reassure everyone, having spoken to the police, they are completely on top of the situation.

“They will not be on the lookout for anyone else as I perceive it.”

Mr Bryant also said that primary school Ysgol Gynradd Gymraeg Ynyswen had been aware and had taken “all crucial precautions”.

First Minister Mark Drakeford said his thoughts were with “everybody in the group”.

Deeply concerning news of the major incident in Ynyswen. I’m being kept informed of developments and my thoughts are with everyone in the community during this worrying time.

Please follow police advice and avoid the area until further notice.https://t.co/jNOcQWHjA7

— Mark Drakeford (@fmwales) March 5, 2021

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Sarah Belgrove, 54, who lives a couple of doorways from the scene, stated the air ambulance was compelled to land a way from Baglan Street.

“The helicopter was in the sky and had to land in the school, in the playground – it’s like a football field,” she stated.

“The paramedics who got out of the helicopter flagged down some cars to give them a lift to the to the scene.”

Neighbour Mavis Wakeford, 79, added: “I’ve lived here all my life and nothing like this has ever happened before.”

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Andrew Morgan, chief of Rhondda Cynon Taf council, tweeted his due to emergency providers for “the significant attendance which is ongoing”.

I’ve been knowledgeable of the foremost incident in Ynyswen and need to thank the emergency providers for the numerous attendance which is ongoing. My ideas are with everybody affected by this incident however please keep away from the world till emergency providers depart the placement.

— Cllr Andrew Morgan (@AndrewMorganRCT) March 5, 2021

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A Wales Air Ambulance landed in Ynyswen at 13:00 GMT from Mid Wales Airport in Powys.

Police urged anybody who might have witnessed the occasions in Baglan Street to contact the drive.

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