A large scale police search is underway in the Gwendraeth Valley. There has been a large police presence in the area of Pontyates most of the day.

It is believed that police are searching for a missing woman.

Neighbours reported seeing a police helicopter over Pontyates as early as 6am today, Sunday (Aug 4).

One neighbour who did not wish to be named said that following the early morning activity a number of marked and unmarked police vehicles and dog handlers arrived on the street.

Police are conducting house to house enquiries and  have been focusing their search along the Gwendraeth Fawr river and areas around Cynheidre.

We will bring you updates as they come in.

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