At approximately 9.30am yesterday (Monday 19th August 2019) we received reports of a car on fire in Tredegar Park, Risca.
Sadly, a 53-year-old man from Risca was pronounced deceased at the scene.
We can confirm his death is not being treated as suspicious and the coroner has been notified.
Following the tragic events yesterday, we have been made aware of a number of members of the public whom attempted to assist during the fire. We are working with our partner agencies to help anybody directly or indirectly affected.
Gwent Police and Connect Gwent will be hosting a drop-in session to address any community concerns, offer support, guidance and information on Thursday 22nd August 2019 at Risca Library, Tredegar Street, Risca between 2pm and 5pm.
Connect Gwent offers support to people affected by crime and anti-social behaviour to enable them to cope and recover from the impact this has had.
Connect Gwent consists of a variety of agencies which enables support to be tailored to people’s individual needs. Support available includes emotional and practical support in person or over the phone.
If you would like to access support or find out more about what is available please contact Connect Gwent via telephone number 0300 123 2133 or email [email protected].