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Men charged with serious crimes following incident in Llanidloes

DYFED-POWYS POLICE says it has taken significant action in response to a serious incident at a property in Valentine Court, Great Oak Street, Llanidloes, on Monday, 17 July. Two men have been charged in connection with the incident, and the police are appealing for witnesses to come forward.

In response to a report received on Monday afternoon, the police immediately dispatched officers to the area, and a police presence was maintained throughout Tuesday to secure the scene and ensure public safety.

After their apprehension on Monday, Wayne Butler, 36, and Stephen Dixon, 51, both residing in Valentine Court, have been formally charged with wounding with intent, false imprisonment, and blackmail. The charges were brought against them last night, and both individuals are currently in custody, awaiting their court appearance at Mold Magistrates Court on Wednesday morning (Jul 20).

The authorities want to assure the public that no other individuals are being sought in connection with this incident at this time.

The police are urging anyone who may have witnessed or heard anything suspicious in the Valentine Court area between 3 am and 4:30 pm on Monday to come forward and provide valuable information to aid the ongoing investigation.

Dyfed-Powys Police expresses gratitude to the local community for their cooperation and patience during the course of this operation. The authorities also extend their apologies for any inconvenience caused as a result of the incident.

If you possess information that could assist the officers in their investigation, kindly report it to Dyfed-Powys Police by calling 101. For those who are deaf, hard of hearing, or speech impaired, you can communicate through text to the non-emergency number: 07811 311 908. Alternatively, you may contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously by calling 0800 555111 or visiting their website at crimestoppers-uk.org. Please quote reference: 23000645903 when providing information.

The authorities encourage the public to support the ongoing efforts to ensure justice is served, and anyone with relevant information is urged to come forward promptly.