A MAN has been arrested on suspicion of the murder of a Newbridge man who went missing.

24-year-old Kyle Vaughan from Newbridge was last seen Sunday 30th December and now a 27-year-old man from the Blackwood area has been arrested on suspicion of murder yesterday and is still in police custody.

The last confirmed sightings of Kyle Vaughan were in the late evening of Sunday 30th December in the Abercarn and Risca areas.

On the same night at around 11.45, police found Kyle's car - a silver Peugot 306 - on the A467 between Risca and Crosskeys. It is believed the car had been involved in a collision and officers are appealing for anyone who saw the vehicle to come forward.

Kyle is described as 5ft 8ins, of slim build, with short dark hair, and brown eyes. He has a gold neck chain with a cross and has a distinctive tattoo of a pair of flaming dice on his inner left forearm.

Senior investigating officer Detective Superintendent Peter Jones said: "Specialist search officers have been deployed and have conducted detailed searches of several areas over the last week. These searches have included the use of a search dog.

"Family liaison officers are providing Kyle's family with support at this very difficult and upsetting time.

"I'm urging anyone who has any information about Kyle's disappearance, no matter how unimportant it may seem, to contact Gwent Police on 101.

"Information can also be passed on with complete anonymity via Crimestoppers on 0800 555111."