Crime & Emergencies

Thursday 10 September 2020

Torfaen Pub has licence revoked for breaching Coronavirus Regulations

Torfaen Pub has licence revoked for breaching Coronavirus Regulations
Description:
Following the identification of persistent Coronavirus regulation breaches at Castell-y-Bwch, Henllys Lane, Cwmbran, the licence holder has had their licence revoked and has 21 days to appeal the decision.
Thursday 27 August 2020

A not so Blue Lagoon

Description:
Torfaen Council, Blaenau Gwent Council, Caerphilly Council and Gwent Police would like to remind the public that the area known as Blaencuffin Canyon is on private land and that it is not a tourist attraction.
Tuesday 5 May 2020

CCTV upgraded in Pontypool

Description:
A recent council report has approved improvements to CCTV.
Friday 3 April 2020

Find these thieves

Description:
On Wednesday 1 April, at approximately 11.38pm, two of our transit pickup trucks were broken into at our Ty Blaen depot. We believe the thieves were two males, and they stole one Stihl disc cutter.
Thursday 26 March 2020

Beware of COVID-19 scams

Description:
Criminals are exploiting fears about COVID-19 to prey on members of the public, particularly older and vulnerable people who are isolated from family and friends.
Thursday 19 March 2020

Gwent Local Resilience Forum

Description:
Torfaen Council is now working as part of the Gwent Local Resilience Forum (GLRF) as part of a wider Government, Welsh Government and NHS strategy in response to Covid-19.
Friday 21 February 2020

Storm Dennis

Storm Dennis
Description:
Last weekend we witnessed exceptional rainfall to Torfaen and the rest of Wales. Across the region rivers reached dangerously high levels and caused extensive damage. We had spent the week ahead of the storm checking and clearing culvert entrances and gulley's to ensure they were running clear and free.
Monday 25 November 2019

White Ribbon Day 2019

White Ribbon Day 2019
Description:
Today marks International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women.
Tuesday 29 January 2019

Police and Crime Commissioner launches newsletter

Police and Crime Commissioner launches newsletter
Description:
The Police and Crime Commissioner for Gwent, Jeff Cuthbert, has launched a new e-newsletter.
Tuesday 22 January 2019

Pensioner caught selling illegal cigarettes

Pensioner caught selling illegal cigarettes
Description:
A Torfaen pensioner has been fined more than £200 and had £2000 confiscated after pleading guilty to selling illegal cigarettes at pubs around Cwmbran

Torfaen Council prosecutes food business in Cwmbran

Torfaen Council prosecutes food business in Cwmbran
Description:
On Friday 11 January 2019 Rashid Iqbal, director of a company running Premier Stores from 15 Edlogan Square, Croesyceiliog, Cwmbran, has been successfully prosecuted by Torfaen Council
Monday 19 November 2018

Tackling anti-social behaviour in Blaenavon

Tackling anti-social behaviour in Blaenavon
Description:
Torfaen Community Safety Team and Gwent Police, Neighbourhood Policing Team are hosting a community engagement evening in Blaenavon.
Monday 29 October 2018

Trading Standards crackdown on Facebook counterfeiters

Trading Standards crackdown on Facebook counterfeiters
Description:
Two Torfaen Facebook traders have pleaded guilty to the sale and possession of counterfeit clothes and tobacco.
Wednesday 3 October 2018

Facebook fraudster caught selling counterfeit clothes

Facebook fraudster caught selling counterfeit clothes
Description:
A Facebook trader from Pontypool has been ordered to carry out 60 hours of community service after he was caught selling counterfeit clothes on Facebook.
Thursday 20 September 2018

Cwmbran trader prosecuted for selling counterfeit goods

Cwmbran trader prosecuted for selling counterfeit goods
Description:
A Cwmbran trader has been caught selling fake hand bags and luggage from a town centre store.
Friday 17 August 2018

Cwmbran man fined for dumping household waste on commercial premises

Cwmbran man fined for dumping household waste on commercial premises
Description:
A man from Cwmbran has been fined after he dumped six black bags of household waste into the clinical waste bins of a nearby dental surgery.
Monday 30 April 2018

Shopkeeper has alcohol license revoked for employing illegal worker

Shopkeeper has alcohol license revoked for employing illegal worker
Description:
Torfaen council has revoked the premises license of a local shopkeeper after he was found to be employing an illegal worker.
Monday 9 April 2018

Shop worker jailed for selling illegal cigarettes in Pontypool

Shop worker jailed for selling illegal cigarettes in Pontypool
Description:
Two employees at a Pontypool convenience store have been prosecuted for selling illegal cigarettes.
Wednesday 15 November 2017

Trevethin scrap dealer prosecuted for operating without a licence

Trevethin scrap dealer prosecuted for operating without a licence
Description:
A scrap dealer from Trevethin has been made to pay £800 after he was found to be operating without a licence.
Tuesday 7 November 2017

Blaenau Gwent company directors prosecuted for misleading customers

Blaenau Gwent company directors prosecuted for misleading customers
Description:
The directors of two Blaenau Gwent electrical companies that lied to their customers have been made to pay more than £12,000 by the courts.
Friday 3 November 2017

Facebook seller caught with counterfeit tobacco and drugs

Facebook seller caught with counterfeit tobacco and drugs
Description:
A Cwmbran man has been made to pay £900 after he was caught selling illegal tobacco products on Facebook.
Tuesday 17 October 2017

Fake DVD seller caught on Facebook

Fake DVD seller caught on Facebook
Description:
A Cwmbran man has been made to pay £1,379 and carry out 120 hours of unpaid work after he was caught selling counterfeit DVDs on Facebook.
Thursday 3 August 2017

'Fake' Facebook seller caught peddling counterfeit cigarettes

'Fake' Facebook seller caught peddling counterfeit cigarettes
Description:
A Pontypool man has been fined and made to carry out 60 hours of unpaid community work after he was caught selling counterfeit cigarettes.
Monday 31 July 2017

Have your say on enforcement policy in Torfaen

Have your say on enforcement policy in Torfaen
Description:
Residents and business in Torfaen are being asked comment on the way the council enforces its environmental health, trading standards and licensing policies.
Thursday 22 June 2017

Car dealer ordered to pay compensation for selling illegal cars

Car dealer ordered to pay compensation for selling illegal cars
Description:
A former car dealer from Cwmbran, who is currently serving a prison sentence for selling cars that breached trading standards legislation, has been ordered to pay more than £150,000.
Wednesday 10 May 2017

Counterfeit clothes donated to aid projects in Africa

Counterfeit clothes donated to aid projects in Africa
Description:
More than 300 items of counterfeit clothing seized in Torfaen will be sent to help aid projects in Africa.
Monday 27 March 2017

Public Spaces Protection Order in Cwmbran

Description:
The order has been introduced to tackle anti-social behaviour in Cwmbran town centre, carparks and nearby carparks following a collaboration between Torfaen's Community Safety Team, Gwent Police and Cwmbran Shopping.
Thursday 23 March 2017

Facebook Counterfeiter given suspended sentence and fined

Facebook Counterfeiter given suspended sentence and fined
Description:
A Facebook trader from Cwmbran has pleaded guilty to 24 separate trade mark charges relating to the sale and possession for sale of over 140 counterfeit items
Tuesday 17 January 2017

Facebook counterfeiter fined

Facebook counterfeiter fined
Description:
A Facebook trader from Cwmbran has pleaded guilty to 17 separate trade mark charges for selling counterfeit goods online.
Monday 31 October 2016

Time's up for fake watch seller

Time's up for fake watch seller
Description:
A market trader from Fairwater, Cardiff, has pleaded guilty to 14 separate charges relating to the possession for sale of nearly 70 counterfeit watches and bracelets including Armani, Rolex, Michael Kors and Pandora, following a trading standards investigation in Torfaen.
Thursday 30 June 2016

PCC and Police send out anti-racism message

Description:
Racial abuse will not be tolerated in Gwent and any incidents of hate crime should be reported directly to the Police
Thursday 2 June 2016

Taxi drivers have licences revoked

Taxi drivers have licences revoked
Description:
Three Torfaen taxi drivers have appeared in court on separate occasions due to inappropriate behaviour, illegal taxi driving and a licensing hearing.
Friday 13 May 2016

New look for Greenmeadow subways

New look for Greenmeadow subways
Description:
Subways in Greenmeadow have been revamped as part of a project to improve safer routes in the community.
Wednesday 27 April 2016

Proposals to stop antisocial behaviour in town car park

Proposals to stop antisocial behaviour in town car park
Description:
A new legal order has been introduced to tackle antisocial behaviour in a Pontypool town car park
Thursday 21 April 2016

Torfaen man sentenced for unfair commercial practices

Torfaen man sentenced for unfair commercial practices
Description:
A Torfaen man has been sentenced following an investigation by Trading Standards.
Tuesday 8 March 2016

Car salesman found guilty of masquerading as a private seller

Car salesman found guilty of masquerading as a private seller
Description:
Mr Michal Salacki of Henllys, Cwmbran pleaded guilty to twenty charges in relation to the sale of motor cars in breach of the Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations 2008.
Friday 26 February 2016

Lethal Highs School Lesson rolled out to all year 7 pupils across Wales

Lethal Highs School Lesson rolled out to all year 7 pupils across Wales
Description:
Four Torfaen pupils were recently involved in playing lead roles in an educational film on the dangers of lethal highs, which will be rolled out in schools across Gwent.
Monday 22 February 2016

Scam warning for residents

Scam warning for residents
Description:
Trading Standards are warning residents of a possible phone scam.
Monday 8 February 2016

Man fined for collecting scrap illegally in Pontypool

Man fined for collecting scrap illegally in Pontypool
Description:
A Caerphilly man has been made to pay £370 for illegally collecting scrap metal without a licence in Pontypool.
Monday 2 November 2015

Blaenavon business fined for selling out of date food

Blaenavon business fined for selling out of date food
Description:
A Blaenavon store owner has been fined for selling out of date food.
Thursday 22 October 2015

Trading Standards warns residents of possible phone scam

Trading Standards warns residents of possible phone scam
Description:
Torfaen Trading Standards are warning residents of a possible phone scam.
Friday 9 October 2015

Council supports Hate Crime Awareness Week

Council supports Hate Crime Awareness Week
Description:
Support is available in Torfaen for people experiencing hate
Wednesday 8 July 2015

Speak out to stop scams from spreading

Speak out to stop scams from spreading
Description:
Torfaen council is calling on residents in Torfaen to expose scams and help stop more people from falling prey to clever cons that fleece them of thousands of pounds.
Wednesday 1 July 2015

Cwmbran man fined for illegal off-roading

Cwmbran man fined for illegal off-roading
Description:
A man from Cwmbran has been fined £250 by Gwent Police for illegally off-roading on common land in Pontypool.
Friday 15 May 2015

Bakery Firm fined for using contaminated borehole water in Bread

Bakery Firm fined for using contaminated borehole water in Bread
Description:
New Inn bakery firm fined for using contaminated borehole water.
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