South West Wales

National Eisteddfod: Safes containing £6k cash stolen

National Eisteddfod pavilion
Image caption The money taken in the burglary was to be used to provide change at the festival's visitor centre

Two safes containing around £6,000 have been stolen from the visitor centre at the National Eisteddfod in Llanelli.

Eisteddfod officials said the cash taken was to be used as the float - to provide change - at the centre.

Monday's takings had been safely taken away by security guards, they said. Up to 150,000 visitors are expected at the Welsh-language cultural festival.

Police search teams with dogs have been examining areas of the maes after the alert was raised on Tuesday.

Dyfed-Powys Police said: "Police are investigating a burglary which occurred sometime overnight on the eisteddfod site in Llanelli."

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