South Wales Police have initiated a manhunt in Aberfan, a village known for its mining history, after a 29-year-old pregnant woman was reportedly stabbed. The incident occurred on Tuesday morning as the woman, a mother of two, was en route to school. She was subsequently hospitalized with injuries that are not considered life-threatening.
In response to what has been described as a “serious assault”, three schools and a community center in the area have implemented lockdown procedures. The identity of the woman, who is believed to be in her late stages of pregnancy, has not been disclosed.
This violent event takes place in a community still marked by the 1966 tragedy, where a colliery spoil tip collapse resulted in 144 deaths, many of them children at a local school. The incident has prompted concern and unrest among Aberfan residents, with local community members corroborating the woman’s advanced stage of pregnancy. The police investigation is ongoing as they seek the perpetrator of the attack.