A MAJOR incident has been declared in Ynyswen, Rhondda.

Around 12.30pm locals saw an Air Ambulance land on the Baglan Field, Baglan Street – which is in Ynyswen.

The main road is blocked to vehicles and police vehicles were backed up all the way down to Ynyswen Road.

One eyewitness said that there were around 25 to 30 emergency vehicles at the scene.

There is a large police presence in Ynyswen – perhaps more than 20 vehicles – near Treorchy. Around 12.30pm locals saw an Air Ambulance land on the Baglan Field in Ynyswen.

A person at the scene told Herald.Wales that there were approximately 20-30 emergency vehicles at the scene

Tweet from the First Minister, Mark Drakeford (Image: Twitter)

Local MP Chris Bryant, who represents the Rhondda has asked people to stay clear of the scene. He said: “I have been informed that the incident in Ynyswen is a major incident.

“The emergency services will be in attendance for a very long period of time.

“Please do avoid the area. I sincerely hope nobody is badly hurt.”

There are around six ambulances at the scene.

Herald.Wales contacted Penyrenglyn Primary School in the village who said: “We are all okay here. The incident is not connected to the school in any way. The police told us to stay inside.”

The local authority has been contacted for a comment.

Neighbour, John Evans, 70, said: “There was a lot of blood at the scene, it was a major incident with multiple victims.
“This is normally a quiet village I don’t know what’s happened to cause this.”
Another neighbour said: “A woman was heard screaming but I don’t think she was one of the injured.
“She saw what happened which must have been awful. There was a lot of blood.”
A resident said: “As I came around the corner there were loads of sirens getting passed and I saw four police at the bottom with guns telling people they couldn’t come down the hill.
“They were saying can you get back.
“Then a couple of minutes later I saw someone getting stretchered off into the back of an ambulance literally outside the Chinese by the hill.”

Images by – Darren Harries/Herald.Wales
Images by – Darren Harries/Herald.Wales
Images by – Darren Harries/Herald.Wales
Images by – Darren Harries/Herald.Wales
Images by – Darren Harries/Herald.Wales

Images by – Darren Harries/Herald.Wales

The scene outside the Chinese takeaway (Hugh Evans Picture Agency)
A detective checks a photograph taken at the scene (Hugh Evans Picture Agency)

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