Two Arrested in Newport for Alleged Kidnapping and Assault: Police Assure Public of Safety

…By Judah Olanisebee for TDPel Media. Arrests Made in Newport Kidnapping and Assault Case


Two men have been apprehended by the police following an alleged kidnapping and assault incident involving a woman in Newport.

The authorities responded to reports of suspicious activity in Aberthaw Circle on Thursday, prompting their intervention.

Arrests and Police Statement: The responding officers successfully arrested a 44-year-old man from the Abergavenny area and a 45-year-old man from the Pontypool area on suspicion of kidnap and assault.


Currently, both individuals remain in police custody.

In an official statement, Gwent Police assured the public that the alleged victim, a 26-year-old woman, is now safe.

Isolated Incident and Police Activity: Detective Superintendent Nicholas Wilkie emphasized that the police are treating this incident as isolated.

He urged residents in the area not to be alarmed by the ongoing police activity related to the investigation.

The authorities are conducting their inquiries and urged anyone with relevant information, CCTV footage, or dashcam recordings from the time of the incident to come forward by calling 101 and quoting log 2300215788.


Alternatively, they can contact the police via Facebook or Twitter.

The swift response and arrests by the police demonstrate their commitment to ensuring the safety of the community.

By treating this incident as isolated, they seek to alleviate concerns and assure the public that their ongoing efforts are focused on resolving this specific case.

The investigation will shed light on the details surrounding the alleged kidnapping and assault, providing justice for the victim and maintaining the security of Newport residents.

The police encourage cooperation from anyone with relevant information to aid in their pursuit of the truth.


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