UPDATE: Man dies after Risca stabbing

SCENE: Police on Twmbarlwm Close in Risca this morning

UPDATE: Man dies after Risca stabbing

UPDATE: Man dies after Risca stabbing

UPDATE: Man dies after Risca stabbing

UPDATE: Man dies after Risca stabbing

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UPDATE: 12.20pm

Resident Kathryn Whatley, 50, has been living nearby since November and said there had been quite a few problems in the area since she moved.

“We have had quite a few loud nights,” she said. "I was watching Big Brother when I heard the police sirens around 8.30pm.

”Police were there for hours-until around midnight. There were about half a dozen armed police with police dogs.

“I heard the sirens and looked out of the window and saw police cars parked outside my house.

“I saw some of the neighbours outside their houses and knew something was going on. I went out but was told by police to get back in. I was quite worried.”

A 24-year-old resident who had been living on Twmbarlwm Close for two months said: “We saw all of the flashing lights and thought it was an ambulance.

“We then saw the police cars at the bottom of the road. Next thing we know there is an ambulance down here.

“The neighbours were all standing outside and there were armed police there with about eight police cars.

“Police told us it wasn’t safe so we had to go back in. So we looked out the windows and saw the critical man carried to the ambulance.

“Police closed off the back gate and kicked the door in.”

UPDATE: 11.45pm

Two residents said that they saw “half a dozen armed police and one police helicopter” around 8.45pm on Wednesday.

“It is frightening,” they said.

“One lady near us has packed her bags and left to stay with her mother as she is so frightened to live here.”

Ian Oliver, 38, has been a resident for ten years and said there have been problems on the estate for a while.

Another resident said: “I saw armed police whizzing past the window so I jumped up because I saw the lights flashing around 8.45pm.

“I saw a couple of people out before police told us to go back in again so I looked out the window for a bit. I have four children so it is worrying.

“I have been here 15 years – this shouldn’t be happening. It is terrifying especially for the kids.”

UPDATE: 10.53am

Argus reporter Sophie Brownson at the scene said one resident said police told her to go back inside when she came out of her home following the commotion.

UPDATE: 9.56am

A MAN died after being stabbed in Risca last night.

Police and ambulance were called to an address in Twmbarlwm Close in Risca at about 8.45pm last night after a 35-year-old man was discovered with stab injuries. He was taken to the Royal Gwent Hospital where he later died.

Two men have been arrested on suspicion of murder and they are currently in police custody.

A Welsh Ambulance Service spokeswoman said they were called to Twmbarlwm Close at 8.45pm last night.

A paramedic in a rapid response vehicle and a crew in an emergency ambulance were sent to the scene and they took the injured man who was in a critical condition to the Royal Gwent Hospital.

Eyewitnesses report that armed police were on the scene until the early hours of this morning.

UPDATE: 9.39am

POLICE have cordoned off two areas in Risca after a reported stabbing last night.

The incident is said to have happened on Twmbarlwm Close yesterday.

Two scenes of crime operations have been set up.

An eyewitness said a helicopter was seen searching the area last night.

Bob Collins from Trenewydd Park said that he saw a helicopter near the street at 8pm.

He said: “The helicopter was flying low with its light on, as though it was tracking somebody, and it stayed for about an hour.”

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5:08pm Thu 28 Aug 14

katz01 says...

I knew of the suspects involved and there are others that hang around with them who have brought a lot of trouble to the area, i have lived up there for neatly 6 yrs it's just the same old faces that the housing association hasn't done anything about...even though a number of us residents have made numerous complaints about these people? I hope now that something will be done to bring better residents to this neighborhood?
I knew of the suspects involved and there are others that hang around with them who have brought a lot of trouble to the area, i have lived up there for neatly 6 yrs it's just the same old faces that the housing association hasn't done anything about...even though a number of us residents have made numerous complaints about these people? I hope now that something will be done to bring better residents to this neighborhood? katz01
  • Score: 53

6:54pm Thu 28 Aug 14

jimmysmith says...

katz01 wrote:
I knew of the suspects involved and there are others that hang around with them who have brought a lot of trouble to the area, i have lived up there for neatly 6 yrs it's just the same old faces that the housing association hasn't done anything about...even though a number of us residents have made numerous complaints about these people? I hope now that something will be done to bring better residents to this neighborhood?
it seems the norm in gwent now every town has em .dealers openly plying their trade from council houses .feral scum running wild ,and the police and housing associations do nothing .
[quote][p][bold]katz01[/bold] wrote: I knew of the suspects involved and there are others that hang around with them who have brought a lot of trouble to the area, i have lived up there for neatly 6 yrs it's just the same old faces that the housing association hasn't done anything about...even though a number of us residents have made numerous complaints about these people? I hope now that something will be done to bring better residents to this neighborhood?[/p][/quote]it seems the norm in gwent now every town has em .dealers openly plying their trade from council houses .feral scum running wild ,and the police and housing associations do nothing . jimmysmith
  • Score: 31

7:15pm Thu 28 Aug 14

katz01 says...

jimmysmith wrote:
katz01 wrote:
I knew of the suspects involved and there are others that hang around with them who have brought a lot of trouble to the area, i have lived up there for neatly 6 yrs it's just the same old faces that the housing association hasn't done anything about...even though a number of us residents have made numerous complaints about these people? I hope now that something will be done to bring better residents to this neighborhood?
it seems the norm in gwent now every town has em .dealers openly plying their trade from council houses .feral scum running wild ,and the police and housing associations do nothing .
Yes that is true, but then when something like this happens it reflects badly on a street that is actually not a bad place to live, it's just the few idiots that deal their drugs that brings the rest of the neighborhood down? I have no intentions of moving as i've been happy living up there, i think it's high time the housing associations need to do more better procedures before letting these anti-social idiots live among tidy occupants?
[quote][p][bold]jimmysmith[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]katz01[/bold] wrote: I knew of the suspects involved and there are others that hang around with them who have brought a lot of trouble to the area, i have lived up there for neatly 6 yrs it's just the same old faces that the housing association hasn't done anything about...even though a number of us residents have made numerous complaints about these people? I hope now that something will be done to bring better residents to this neighborhood?[/p][/quote]it seems the norm in gwent now every town has em .dealers openly plying their trade from council houses .feral scum running wild ,and the police and housing associations do nothing .[/p][/quote]Yes that is true, but then when something like this happens it reflects badly on a street that is actually not a bad place to live, it's just the few idiots that deal their drugs that brings the rest of the neighborhood down? I have no intentions of moving as i've been happy living up there, i think it's high time the housing associations need to do more better procedures before letting these anti-social idiots live among tidy occupants? katz01
  • Score: 47

8:49pm Fri 29 Aug 14

DGee123 says...

Amsterdam have the right idea

http://www.telegraph
.co.uk/news/worldnew
s/europe/netherlands
/9719247/Amsterdam-t
o-create-scum-villag
es.html
Amsterdam have the right idea http://www.telegraph .co.uk/news/worldnew s/europe/netherlands /9719247/Amsterdam-t o-create-scum-villag es.html DGee123
  • Score: 1
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