UPDATE: 12.01pm
Mon 19 Jun

Gwent Police have confirmed that they are no longer investigating the allegation of a serious assault on a woman in the Rodney Road area of Newport on Friday June 16.

UPDATE: 9.37pm
​Sat 17 Jun

DETECTIVES have cordoned off an area near Maindee Primary School, Newport, after reports of a serious assault.

A spokesman for Gwent Police said: "We are investigating a report of a serious assault on a woman that is alleged to have taken place at approximately 7.45pm yesterday (Friday 16th June) in the Rodney Road area of Newport, near to Maindee Primary School.

"The woman is safe but is understandably shaken by this incident. 

"A dedicated team of detectives are carrying out extensive enquiries. Additional high-visibility patrols will also be in the area to offer reassurance.

"Police are particularly interested in speak to anyone who may have been in the area during that time.

"If you have any information please call 101 and quoting 737 16/06/17."