South Wales Police (SWP) have confirmed that a multi-agency response has been mobilised following what it has called a ‘serious incident’ in Baglan Street.
SWP has not released any details regarding the number of casualties that have been affected by what took place at around Midday today (5th March).
An area of the road has been cordoned off, with a single-decker bus visible beyond the cordon tape.
An eyewitness reported screams coming from the Blue Sky Chinese takeaway.
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.”
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.”
One man is feared dead and several others left fighting for their lives.
A spokesperson for SWP said:
‘Police units are currently dealing with a serious incident which occurred in Baglan Street, Treorchy, at approximately midday today.
‘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. Updates will be released when they are available.
‘Anybody who may have witnessed the incident is urged to contact 101 immediately and give reference *077519.
Local MP Chris Bryant tweeted:
A spokesperson from the Welsh Ambulance Service said it was called today at 12:00 GMT “to an incident at an address in the Ynyswen area of Treorchy”.
“We attended scene with one rapid response vehicle, three emergency ambulances, our hazardous area response team and the Wales Air Ambulance.”
A Wales Air Ambulance landed in Ynyswen at 13:00 GMT from Mid Wales Airport in Powys.
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