A 4x4 crashed into an Ebbw Vale hospital this morning in what police are calling a "ram raid".

The vehicle has caused extensive damage to the entrance of Ysbyty Aneurin Bevan.

Officers remain at the scene, according to Gwent Police.

In a statement on Twitter, Aneurin Bevan University Health Board say the incident has not affected normal service.

Gwent Police have launched an appeal for information in light of the incident.

A spokeswoman said: "At around 3am on Thursday January 11, a car drove into the main hospital entrance doors on Lime Avenue in Ebbw Vale.

"A light coloured Mitsubishi Pajero was found abandoned after becoming jammed into pillars at the location, causing extensive damage. The occupants of the vehicle left the scene.

"The vehicle was used in an attempt to gain entry to the hospital. Officers are on scene and are actively investigating the incident.

"It would appear at this stage that no property was stolen as a result of the forced entry."

Anyone with information is asked to call101 quoting log 25 11/1/18 or you can call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.