Police alerts to local crime, and requests for information.

Thefts, Assault, Susicious Behaviour.

Do you have information or camera footage that can help?

21 August 2022. Green Man Festival.

Dyfed-Powys Police has released an E-fit of a man they would like to speak to as part of their investigation into a rape allegation at the Green Man Festival.  He was in the Chai Wallahs tent in the early hours of Sunday morning, 21 August 2022.  The man is described as being in his mid-20s, 5ft 11ins, of average build, with light brown hair and a big forehead, and is said to be white but with a tan.  He is believed to have dark eyes and thick eyebrows and was wearing a costume chicken hat, fine knit sweater (possibly maroon) and slim fit jeans.  DI Fay Lantos said: “We are keen to identify this man who may be able to help us with our enquiries.  If this is you, you know who he is or if you have pictures of him from the festival, please get in touch with us.” Call 101 and Quote reference: DPP/0316/21/08/2022/02/C.


6th -9th Ju7ly 2022  -  Cwmdu - Crickhowell


Dyfed Powys Police is investigating two burglaries which occurred in the Cwmdu area of Crickhowell on Friday, 8th and Saturday 9th July 2022.  A number of items were stolen from the premises, including jewellery, watches, cash, a laptop, an iphone and an IPAD.  Officers have carried out all possible lines of enquiry, and are now appealing for help from the public.  They would like to identify the person in the CCTV image, who may have information that could help the investigation.  Anyone who knows who the person is, or if you believe you are pictured, contact Dyfed-Powys Police on 101. quoting reference DP-20220709-226

11.06.2022 - Llanfyllin

Dyfed-Powys Police is investigating the theft of mountain bikes sometime between 10pm on Saturday, 11th June and 9.15am on Sunday 12th June 2022.  Three mountain bikes (pictured) were stolen from the back of a van whilst at a mountain biking event in Llanfyllin.  The bikes are valued together at almost £19,000. Anyone with information or camera footage is asked to report it by calling 101 quoting reference  DP-20220612-127

30.1.2022 - Welshpool High Street

We are appealing for information after a man was found unconscious in the street in Welshpool in the early hours of this morning (Sunday, 30 January).  The man, who is in his 40s, was found on the junction between Berriew Street and Broad Street, at around 1.30am. He remains in a critical condition in hospital.  The man had left the Angel pub at around 1am.  Officers are keen to hear from anyone who has information, or dashcam or doorbell footage, from the Berriew Street area between 1am and 1.30am.  Do you have information that could help us with this investigation? Please, let us know on 101:   Quote reference: DP-20220130-037.

New Year robberies Cemmaes Road, Knighton and Carno

Incidents have been reported in Cemmaes Road, Knighton and Carno, as well as Lydbury North and Clunton, in south Shropshire.  Officers are working with colleagues in North Wales and West Mercia Police to investigate.  Anyone with CCTV or dashcam footage of an unfamiliar white 4x4 or SUV (sports utility vehicle) in these areas between 3pm and 7pm yesterday (Saturday) is being asked to get in touch, as it could help us with our investigation.  In addition, if you saw or experienced anything suspicious that you think might be connected to our enquiries, please contact us.  You can provide information either online at: https://bit.ly/DPPContactOnline, by emailing 101@dyfed-powys.pnn.police.uk, or by calling 101. 

Lion Garden Ornament - Llanymynech

Dyfed-Powys Police is investigating the theft of a large garden ornament which was taken from a property in Llanymynech, Powys between 28th September and 11th October 2021.

The item is a mid-1800’s lion, approximately 3 foot 6 wide and 2 foot tall, described to be made from very heavy sandstone and of great sentimental value.

Anyone with information that could help officers with their investigation is asked to report it to Dyfed-Powys Police, either online at: https://bit.ly/DPPContactOnline, by emailing 101@dyfed-powys.pnn.police.uk, or by calling 101 Quoting reference: DP-20211011-089.

27.07.2021 - Rape Incident.

Dyfed-Powys Police is appealing for witnesses after a woman was raped at approximately 4am on Tuesday July 27 2021. 

“The woman was walking along Brecon Road (the A40), out of Crickhowell (near the primary school), when she was approached by three men, one of whom took hold of her and subsequently raped her.” The man who carried out the assault is described as tall, was wearing a baseball cap, a black face mask, black Adidas trainers that were shiny on the side, and possibly in his late teens or early twenties. There is no description available for the other two men, other than they were also wearing black face masks. Anyone who saw any men matching this description in the area between 3.45am and 4.30am on the morning of Tuesday July 27 is asked to contact police on 101 and quote reference: DP-20210727-024.

27.05.2021 - Ballards Garage Welshpool

Vandals caused expensive damage at Ballard's Welshpool Garage late on Thursday night, cars in the forecourt were scratched, had aerials and wing-mirrors broken, and one car had it's roof caved in. Anyone with information that could help officers with their investigation is asked to report it to Dyfed-Powys Police, either online at: https://bit.ly/DPPContactOnline, by emailing 101 and quoting reference: DPP/0031/28/05/2021/01/C.

Fake Policeman in the Powys area.

Dyfed-Powys Police is investigating a number of reports in the Powys and Ceredigion area of a man purporting to be a local police officer. The man is contacting local businesses and asking questions about CCTV or stating they want to discuss a recent incident. On some occasions he has stated he is a PC Jackson. 

Police are asking the public to remain vigilant, report any suspicious calls and follow the below advice. 


• Obtain details of caller, including name, rank, collar number and station. 

• Ascertain what police force they identify themselves as working for. 

• Note any contact details from caller display, or via 1471 after the call has ended. 

• End the call. Say you will contact the police directly to confirm the caller’s identity and be put through internally. 

• Ring a family member before you make your next phone call. This is to make sure the line has disconnected from the initial (suspected fraud) caller. 

• If anyone calls at your address following this suspected fraud caller, call 999. 


•Give any security details over the phone 

Anyone who receives a similar call is asked to contact Dyfed-Powys Police either online: bit.ly/DPPContactOnline; emailing: 101@dyfed-powys.pnn.police.uk or calling: 101. 

Anyone who thinks they have fallen victim to a scammer should report it by calling 101, or Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040.  For further advice and information on how to avoid being scammed visit www.actionfraud.police.uk.

Update 04.05.2021:  A man from Essex has been arrested and enquiries are underway, however the Police recommend everyone to remain vigilant.

23rd/24th May 2021 - Hafren Veterinar, Ludlow.

Dyfed-Powys Police is investigating a burglary which occurred at Hafren Vets, Ludlow Road, Knighton sometime between 9.10pm on Sunday 23rd May and 8am on Monday 24th May 2021. A quantity of animal medication, including antibiotics and sedatives, and a vehicle were stolen. The vehicle is described as a brown Nissan Navara which had ‘Hafren Group’ written on the side. The index number of the stolen vehicle is FX66 UER.  DI Andy Evans said “The stolen medication is solely for use on animals and is not in any way suitable for humans to take. I would urge anyone who has been offered the medication to contact police immediately.” Anyone with information that could help officers with their investigation is asked to report it to Dyfed-Powys Police, either online at: bit.ly/DPPContactOnline, by emailing 101@dyfed-powys.pnn.police.uk, or by calling 101.

14.05.2021 - Damage and theft in Welshpool

Coco Coffee House in the high street in Welshpool was targeted by mindless vandals on Friday night causing extensive damage to the shop front window.

Also an emergency defibrillator stored next to the museum was also damaged.

The Police would like to hear from anyone with information or camera footage to assist them in building a case for prosecution. If you have information, contact the police on 101 quoting reference DPP/1726/15/05/2021/02/C. or email 101@dyfed-powys.pnn.police.uk

23.03.2021  - Sexual Assault in Newtown

Dyfed-Powys Police is appealing for witnesses after a woman was sexually assaulted in Newtown on Tuesday, 23 March.

The woman was on the canal path between the Pump House and Llanllwchaiarn Church near the nature reserve at around 4.50pm when she was approached by a man who assaulted her. The male, who had walked from the Llanllwchaiarn direction, then made off towards Newtown. He is described as being white, of medium build, in his late 20s or early 30s, and was about 5ft 7ins. He was wearing a black zip-up hoodie, black trousers and black trainers with white soles. He spoke with an English accent and is described as having a particularly deep voice. “Officers are working hard to apprehend the male. Because of this members of the public may see an increased presence of police officers in the area in coming days. “Anyone with concerns or information that could help our enquiries can speak to those officers.”  Alternatively, anyone who has information can contact DI Andy Evans - Powys Police, quoting reference DPP/0057/23/03/2021/01/C.

18.9.2019 - Welshpool

Dyfed-Powys is appealing for witnesses to a serious assault in Welshpool, which occurred at approximately 9.45am.

Two men were walking near the fire station at Severn Road, after getting off a bus in the town centre, when one was stabbed from behind. He received puncture wounds to his neck and abdomen, which are not life threatening. He was not hospitalised. The attacker made off from the scene towards the town centre. The second man was not injured. A 28-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm and possession of a knife in connection to the incident. He remains in police custody at this time. Officers are not looking for anyone else in connection to the incident. Police are appealing for anyone with information to contact them urgently. They are particularly keen to receive dash cam footage from anyone travelling through the area between around 9.30am and 10am. Report information online at: http://bit.ly/DPPReportOnline, by email at: contactcentre@dyfed-powys.pnn.police.uk Quote reference: DPP/0010/18/09/2019/01/C

8.9.2019 - Guilsfield

An assault on a 60 year old man ocured around 3.30pm at Garth Vaughan (known as the Flats). The man was airlifted to hospital where he remains with head and neck injuries. A 48 year old has been arrested and Police are investigating. If anyone witnessed the assault or has any information please call 101 Quoting reference: DPP/0034/08/09/2019/01/C.

3.08.2019 - Llanymynech

West Mercia Police are looking for information regarding a break-in at the Lower House Equine Clinic at around 5am.

Vials of Ketamine (Ketamador), Diazepam, Morphine, Somulose, Atropine and Adrenaline were taken.

A neighbouring company was also targeted with 20 Saddles being stolen.

If you recognise the men in the photographs or are offered any of these drugs or saddles please contact the police immediately on 101 quoting incident 158S of August 3.

Somulose is used to euthanise horses and will be potentially fatal if taken by humans.

All the drugs are of high strength and harmful to any humans that may take them.

2.8.2019 - Newtown

Police in Newtown are appealing for witnesses following a serious assault that occurred on Friday 2nd August 2019 between 8.30pm and 8.45pm along the footpath which adjoins the carpark off Short Bridge Street to the top River path (opposite the Public toilets). A fifty four year old man, who was in the company of two females and a dog, received injuries which required hospital treatment. Three males, two aged 17 and one aged 16, were arrested on suspicion of assault. They have been released on police bail pending further enquiries. Anyone with any information which could help the investigation is asked to contact police on 101 and quote reference DPP/5827/02/08/2019/02/C. 

3.7.2019 - Royal Welsh Show

Between 11pm and midnight, an elderly man used the toilets of the campsite at Lower North 12, which is near entrance F, located at the far end of the showground near the cattle sheds. On leaving the toilets, he reports being punched to the face and having items stolen. He was found in hedgerow behind the toilets the following day. He sustained minor injuries and is recovering. Police are continuing to investigate, and would like to speak to anyone who saw or heard anything between 11pm and midnight on Tuesday, July 23. As a point of reference to anyone who was at the show, it was the night of the thunderstorm. If you have any information that could help, please contact police on 101 Quoting reference: DPP/2166/24/07/2019/02/C

19.7.2019 - Welshpool

Following previous attacks on the Talbot public house a 35 year old male from Newtown has been arrested for the attack on the 19th July. Police are appealing for anyone with information to contact them on 101 or online quoting reference DPP/0006/17/01/2019/01/C

11.7.2019 - Talgarth, Brecon

Dyfed-Powys Police is investigating the theft of £220 from a shop in Talgarth, Brecon. On July 11 at around 2.20 and 2.30am, a man entered the Cooperative store on Square Street. He used a slight of hand technique to confuse the cashier and pocketed £220. Officers would like to speak to the man in the CCTV image, who could have information that can help them with their enquiries. If you think it is you in the image, or know the person pictured, contact Dyfed-Powys Police by calling 101. Quote reference: DPP/5906/12/07/2019/02/C   

15.7.2019 - Dogpole Shrewsbury

An Ambulance wass broken into just before 3am, Endo-tracheal blades and laryngoscope handles were stolen from the rear of the Ambulance that was parked up in Dogpole while the crew dealt with an nearby emergency. These items are of no use to anyone apart from paramedics to maintain airways and the theft took a vital ambulance off the road for hours. The man in the photograph was recorded on the vehicles CCTV and West Mercia Police would very much like to talk to him. If you recognise him or have any information please contact the Police on 101 quoting incident 42S of 15th July 2019

8.7.2019 - Glasbury

Dyfed Powys Police are appealing for information that could help our investigating in to a suspicious incident in Glasbury, A woman has reported that while using the public toilets, at around 9.45am, an unknown man has entered and spoken to her. The woman then heard a noise she believed to be the outside door locking. Someone attempted to enter the toilets, which interrupted the man, and officers would like to speak to that person. The woman was not harmed, but was left feeling unsettled by the incident. Dyfed Powys Police would also like to speak to anyone who was in the area between 9.40am and 9.50am, or saw anything suspicious or that could help officers with their investigation. Email contactcentre@dyfed-powys.pnn.police.uk, or by calling 101. Quoting reference: DPP/0471/08/07/2019/02/C.

5.7.2019 Aldi - Welshpool

DPP are appealing for information following a theft from an elderly lady's bag in the Aldi supermarket. Police would urgently like to speak to the couple pictured. If anyone has information please call 101 quoting ref: 217 of 05/07/19

2.7.2019 - Lion Yard, Brecon

Dyfed-Powys Police attended Lion Yard, in Brecon, at around 6.40pm on Tuesday, July 2 to a report of a medical emergency. Colleagues from the Wales Ambulance Service also attended, but sadly, a man died a short time after in hospital. His next of kin has been informed. Police are investigating the death, and would like to speak with anyone who used the public toilets in Free Street between 4pm and 6.30pm. Please call 101, quoting reference DP-20190702-327.

3.5.2019 Heol y Ffynnon, Brecon

Dyfed-Powys Police is investigating the theft of prescription drugs from a house in Brecon.

Around 600 co codamol tablets have been reported stolen following a burglary on Monday.

Officers are concerned the tablets could be sold on, and are urging people not to buy them.

Anyone with information is urged to contact 101 ref DP-20190605-109 as a matter of urgency.

4.5.2019 Newtown

At 3am a white Transit van ram raided Freestyle Bikes at the St. Giles Business Park. Two blue and white Yamaha's and a Husqavana motorcycles worth £18,650.00 were stolen along with £12,000.00 worth of damage. Any information please phone 101 and quote the reference number DPP/0016/04/05/2019/02/C