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

ONE person is feared dead and there are multiple casualties after a knifeman went on a stabbing rampage in a Chinese takeaway today.

The horrifying attacks unfolded in Ynyswen, near Treorchy, Rhondda Cynon Taf, south Wales as the public were warned to stay away.

The public were warned to "stay away" from the village 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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    South Wales Police confirmed two people have been arrested in connection with the lunchtime bloodbath in the small town of Ynyswen, near Treorchy, Rhondda Cynon Taf.


    A 16-year-old girl has died following an incident in Treorchy, Rhondda Cynon Taf, South Wales Police said.


    South Wales Ambulance dispatched a rapid response vehicle, three emergency ambulances and the Wales Air Ambulance.

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

    He 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."

    He later added: "The police have confirmed there are a number of casualties."


    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, which was sealed off by police.


    Leader of Rhondda Cynon Taf Council Andrew Morgan said his "thoughts are with everyone affected" and advised people to avoid the area until emergency services have left.


    Rhondda MP, Chris Bryant has described the attack as "disturbing events" and thanked the emergency services in attendance.

    Mr Bryant added that emergency services are expected to be at the scene for "a very long time" and he hopes "nobody is extremely hurt".

    The MP reassured that people in the area should not be concerned for their safety, adding: "My concern is to make sure everybody in the Rhondda is safe, and the police have guaranteed that".

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