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A 16-year-old girl has reportedly died from stab wounds in a small Welsh village.

Girl dies after being stabbed in small Welsh village: Emergency services were called to the scene. Two men have been arrested after the incident in the village of Ynyswen in Rhondda Cynon Taf. It is reported they were also both hospitalised with serious injuries. South Wales police said in a statement Friday night the girl’s death was “sudden and unexplained”.

They are still looking into the cause of her death. So far they believe the three people were known to each other. And are not looking for anyone else in connection with the incident. The police have focused their attention around Baglan street. A builder, John Belogrove, who lives on the street, told how he heard the emergency services sirens at around midday.

He said “I came out and I counted over the next half an hour about 31 different emergency vehicles. I saw a lady, probably in her 20s, crying uncontrollably. And she had blood on her front. There was one elderly man who was walking wounded with his head all bandaged up. And they put him in the back of an ambulance.”

He added that a younger man was being seen to by paramedics. A spokesman for the police said “Emergency services were called to a premises in Baglan Street at approximately midday on Friday 5 March to reports of a stabbing.”

South Wales police Superintendent Rich Jones said. “This is clearly a very serious incident which has caused significant shock and concern for both the local and wider community. We have a dedicated team of detectives working hard to establish the exact circumstances that have led to the tragic death of this young girl. While the investigation is still in its early stages, we can confirm that those involved are understood to know to each other. And we are currently not looking for anyone else in connection with the incident.

There will be significant police presence in Baglan Street over the weekend. But we will reopen the road at the earliest opportunity. In the meantime, the support and understanding of the local community is very much appreciated.” There were reports from neighbours that armed police had been in attendance. The road has been cordoned off pending further inquiries. Leanne Wood, who represents the Rhondda in the Welsh parliament, said. “My thoughts go out to the people harmed in this incident, the local residents who may have witnessed it and the emergency services who responded to it.”


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