Six schools in Aberfan have gone into lockdown following the stabbing of a 29-year-old woman on Tuesday (December 5). 

Armed police are searching for a male suspect after a 29-year-old woman was stabbed in an incident in Moy Road, Aberfan, at around 9.10am on Tuesday.

The woman has been taken to the University Hospital of Wales in Cardiff for treatment.

Schools and a community centre have closed as a precaution.

South Wales Police said: “The suspect left the scene immediately after the incident and inquiries are ongoing to find him. A search of the immediate area is being carried out by armed officers.

“Local schools have activated their lockdown protocols to keep pupils safe whilst the incident is ongoing.

“We continue to request that people avoid the area so that we can effectively deal with this incident.

“The woman has been taken to hospital with injuries which are not believed to be life-threatening at this time.”

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Schools in lockdown after stabbing in Aberfan

Up to six schools have gone into lockdown as a result of the stabbing in Aberfan.

The six schools that have confirmed they are in lockdown on advice from police, according to The Independent, are:  

  • Greenfield Special School
  • Trinity Child & Family Centre
  • Ysgol Rhyd Y Grug
  • Ynysowen Nursery School
  • Afon Taf High School
  • Abercanaid Community School

Pictures from the scene show a police vehicle blocking access to Moy Road, with the street cordoned off and officers still patrolling the neighbourhood.