South East Wales

Injured man airlifted from Pontypridd 'not stabbed by anyone'

Air ambulance at the scene Image copyright @tenaciousmoggz
Image caption The air ambulance landed at the scene

An injured man airlifted to hospital from Pontypridd on Wednesday had not been stabbed by anyone, police say.

Sardis Road in the town was closed while the air ambulance landed in order to fly the 51-year-old to Cardiff's University Hospital of Wales.

He was treated for a single stab wound to the stomach and has been released.

Police said following investigations they were satisfied the man had not been attacked by anyone. He will face further questions from officers.

Insp Nigel Griffiths, said: "I am very keen to reassure the community after yesterday's dramatic events which no doubt caused concern.

"There was speculation that the man involved has been stabbed by somebody but we can now confirm this did not happen.

"I'd like to thank the people of Pontypridd for the cooperation and support they showed in the town centre yesterday afternoon."

Emergency services were called to the Tesco Express store on Taff Street at 12:30 GMT after the man walked in seeking help.

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