It’s been confirmed that police yesterday carried out a “precautionary response” at a derelict property in Stanwell Road, Penarth – next door to the home of the newly re-elected South Wales Police and Crime Commissioner Alun Michael.
There had been reports that an intruder might have entered the premises – which are currently in the process of being demolished prior to redevelopment as an apartment block.
A PDN eyewitness reported that police van and a police patrol car had attended the scene on Sunday afternoon along with four police officers.
At the time of the incident Mr Michael himself was still in Cardiff at the PCC election count, which had begun that morning but had been prolonged because the first round of voting did not produce the necessary over-50% result for a decisive outcome. After the second count – taking second-preference votes into consideration – Mr Michael was declared to have been duly re-elected as South Wales Police and Crime Commissioner .
Police investigations established that in the event there had not been an intruder at 2 Stanwell Road on this occasion – although the property has been targeted by burglars on previous occasions.