South East Wales

Police refer themselves to watchdogs over Newport bus crash

Crash scene Image copyright Lisa Dann

Gwent Police has referred itself to the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) after one of its cars crashed into a bus in Newport.

The vehicle was on its way to an emergency call when it crashed on Usk Way at about 19:00 BST on Wednesday.

Eight people on the bus reported minor injuries, and the driver and passenger of the police car were taken to hospital as a precaution.

The IOPC will now decide its level of involvement in any investigation.

Image copyright James Aldridge

Gwent Police has begun its own investigation and has appealed for witnesses to come forward.

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