All posts by Sam Malone

Police return to street where Ben Thompson was last seen

Police return to street where Ben Thompson was last seen
February 12, 2013 No Comments »

Residents of the street where Ben Thompson was last seen today received visits from police officers desperately seeking information. Householders on Lawrenny Avenue in Cardiff were asked questions about the missing man who has not been seen since February 2. ... Read More »

Ben Thompson search enters second week

Ben Thompson search enters second week
February 11, 2013 No Comments »

Specialist officers resumed the hunt for missing Wales rugby fan Ben Thompson today as the search entered its second week. Ben disappeared following Wales’ opening Six Nations fixture against Ireland on Saturday, February 2. The 34-year-old vanished after watching the ... Read More »

Firm to tackle Cardiff squatters with ‘guardians’ for empty buildings

Firm to tackle Cardiff squatters with ‘guardians’ for empty buildings
January 28, 2013 5 Comments »

A Dutch firm has pledged to tackle Cardiff’s “rising” squatting problem by recruiting guardians to live in the city’s empty properties. Ad Hoc Property Management hope to “deter squatters, thieves and vandals” by arranging for tenants to move into empty ... Read More »

Man in charge of South Wales railways welcomes proposals for Cardiff suburban stations

Man in charge of South Wales railways welcomes proposals for Cardiff suburban stations
January 8, 2013 No Comments »

The man in charge of developing South Wales’ railway network has welcomed the possibility of congestion-busting new suburban stations in Cardiff. Last month a report by Cardiff South and Penarth AM Vaughan Gething and transport consultant Mark Barry suggested the ... Read More »

Shots fired in armed robbery at Grangetown bakery

Shots fired in armed robbery at Grangetown bakery
May 31, 2012 1 Comment »

Two men were arrested in an armed siege yesterday after a gun was fired during a robbery at a bakery. A man entered Brutons bakery on Clare Road, Grangetown, Cardiff at around 3.15pm with what police described as a small ... Read More »

Gun drama after police pursuit in Butetown

Gun drama after police pursuit in Butetown
May 18, 2012 2 Comments »

This was the dramatic scene outside Cardiff Bay police station last night as armed officers chased down a car and pointed rifles at its female driver. Having pursued the black Nissan Juke through the streets of Butetown, specially trained firearm ... Read More »

£1,500 of meat and alcohol stolen from award-winning Purple Poppadom

£1,500 of meat and alcohol stolen from award-winning Purple Poppadom
May 10, 2012 No Comments »

More than £1,500 worth of meat and alcohol has been stolen from a city restaurant after thieves broke in through its roof. Burglars removed the tiles off the roof of the Purple Poppadom, on Cowbridge Road East, Canton, Cardiff, before ... Read More »

Card skimming devices found on Cardiff cash points

Card skimming devices found on Cardiff cash points
April 13, 2012 No Comments »

Criminals are using sophisticated card skimming devices to scam city cashpoint customers out of money. Hundreds of people may have had their personal details stolen through a fake card reader installed at a cash machine on Clifton Street in Adamsdown. ... Read More »

Heavyweight David Miliband in town in bid to win back Splott

February 8, 2012 1 Comment »

Political heavyweight David Miliband joined local Labour party members on the streets of Cardiff as they began canvassing for May’s local elections. The former Foreign Secretary walked the streets of Splott accompanied by a 30-strong entourage of Labour supporters in ... Read More »