MAN KILLED IN SLEDGING ACCIDENT

MAN KILLED IN SLEDGING ACCIDENT

A MAN is dead and another is in hospital with head injuries after a sledging accident in Tredegar yesterday. The pair were out sliding down a bank at Chartist Way on plastic sheeting just before 4pm when they slid into the path of a car, according to police. The car left the scene and another driver came across the pair in the road and called the emergency services. Chief Inspector Glen Fernquest, senior investigating officer at the Gwent Police Road Unit said officers began searching for the car and a helicopter overhead was taking pictures of the scene. A few hours after the incident, a man walked into a local police station and has been arrested in connection with the incident. The deceased is a 21-year-old local man and the other victim, described by police as a youth, is currently being treated at Nevill Hall Hospital, Abergavenny for a head injury. His injuries are described as not life-threatening. Last night around a dozen officers had cordoned off an area of Chartist Way and five police cars and a van were at the scene. Forensic markers in the road point out the exact spot of the tragedy. The area, which is made up of terraced and semi-detached houses is covered in snow and you can see the nearby bank that had been used for sledging.

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