Treorchy 'stabbing attack' LIVE – Latest news and updates as 'multiple casualties' reported in Wales 'major incident'

MULTIPLE casualties have been reported and a "major incident" declared following an alleged stabbing in Wales.

The public were warned to "stay away" from the village of Ynyswen, near Treorchy, Rhondda Cynon Taf by police today.

Around 20 to 30 emergency vehicles rushed to Baglan Street in the village amid reports of a stabbing.

South Wales Police said they were dealing with a "serious incident"
which involved a "number of casualties".

Several police cars are parked in the village and the air ambulance
has landed on nearby Baglan Field, beside Penyrenglyn Primary School.

Rhondda MP Chris Bryant referred to the incident as "an attack"

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    ‘NORMALLY A QUIET VILLAGE’

    Neighbour, John Evans, 70, said: "There was a lot of blood at the scene, it was a major incident with multiple victims.

    "This is normally a quiet village I don’t know what’s happened to cause this."

    Another neighbour said: "A woman was heard screaming but I don't think she was one of the injured.

    "She saw what happened which must have been awful. There was a lot of blood."

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    WITNESS: I SAW CASUALTY

    A resident said: "As I came around the corner there were loads of sirens getting passed and I saw four police at the bottom with guns telling people they couldn’t come down the hill.

    "They were saying can you get back.

    "Then a couple of minutes later I saw someone getting stretchered off into the back of an ambulance literally outside the Chinese by the hill."

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    TREORCHY INCIDENT

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    'COVERED IN BLOOD'

    Screams were heard coming from the Chinese takeaway shortly after midday.

    Neighbour John Belgrove 46, said: "I was in my workshop when I heard sirens and saw police everywhere.

    "There was a Chinese girl sitting on a pavement – she was in her pyjamas and they were covered in blood.

    "I could see she was sobbing and in a terrible state.

    "I helped the police block off the road, I heard them say that one person was dead and several others badly hurt."

    Builder Mr Belgrove said he believed the casualties were Chinese men who worked at the takeaway in Baglan Street which was sealed off by police.

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    AIR AMBULANCE RUSHES VICTIMS TO HOSPITAL

    Two air ambulances have landed near the scene before taking casualties to hospital. 

    Ambulance services have been unable to say how many casualties were taken to hospital. 

    But police have said there are "several".

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    WATCH: 'MAJOR INCIDENT' IN SOUTH WALES VILLAGE

    ‘Major incident’ with ‘multiple casualties’ in rural Welsh village as public told ‘stay away’

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    ARMED OFFICERS DEPLOYED

    A resident who lives nearby told Wales Online: “I just came outside my house and I could see the first responder and then they all rushed and armed police came then.

    "First of all it was like 'what’s happening?', and then there was the armed response. It’s not something you see in Ynyswen. That was around midday.”

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    ONE FEARED DEAD AND MULTIPLE CASUALTIES

    One man was feared dead and several others left fighting for their lives after the attack in a Chinese takeaway. 

    Eyewitnesses said the village restaurant was "covered in blood" and more than 30 emergency vehicles were at the scene.

    The victims were flown to hospital by air ambulance and police confirmed they were dealing with a multiple stabbing incident.

    Screams were heard coming from the Blue Sky Chinese takeaway shortly after midday in the village of Ynyswen, Rhondda, South Wales.

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    PICTURED: HUGE POLICE PRESENCE

    Around 20 to 30 emergency vehicles rushed to Baglan Street in Treorchy, Rhondda Cynon TafCredit: Media Wales
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    ‘DISTURBING EVENTS’

    Chris Bryant, MP for Rhondda, tweeted: "I'm aware of disturbing events on Baglan Street in Treherbert/Ynyswen.

    “My thoughts go out to all those affected and thanks to @swpRCT and @WelshAmbulance who are in attendance."

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    STATEMENT FROM SOUTH WALES POLICE

    South Wales Police say they are dealing with a 'serious incident' which involves a 'number of casualties'

    A spokesman said: "Police units are currently dealing with a serious incident which occurred in Baglan Street, Treorchy, at approximately midday today (5 March, 2021).

    "Ambulance crews are also in attendance as the incident involves a number of casualties.

    "The street has been closed off and people are advised to avoid the area until further notice."

    Further updates will be released when they are available.

    SWP ask if anybody who may have witnessed the incident to contact 101 immediately and give reference *077519.

  • Patrick Knox

    WHAT’S BEEN GOING ON?

    About 20 to 30 emergency vehicles rushed to Baglan Street in the village of Ynyswen, near Treorchy, Rhondda Cynon Taf, at midday on Friday.

    It's understood a stabbing took place in the village.

    South Wales Police said they were dealing with a "serious incident", which involved a "number of casualties".

    Several police cars are parked in the village and the air ambulance has landed on nearby Baglan Field, beside Penyrenglyn Primary School.

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