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|Vicar stabbed to death at church
||Vicar stabbed to death at church
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|A vicar has been stabbed to death in the grounds of his church in a south Wales valleys village.||A vicar has been stabbed to death in the grounds of his church in a south Wales valleys village.|
The Reverend Paul Bennett died in Trecynon, near Aberdare, Rhondda Cynon Taf.
The Reverend Steve Morgan, from nearby Merthyr Tydfil, said the Church in Wales could confirm that Mr Bennett had died on Wednesday.
Mr Bennett, who was born in 1947, was married to Georgina and he had two children.
The Welsh Ambulance Service said it was called to the incident, and the vicar had received fatal injuries.
The entire church grounds in the middle of the village, a couple of miles from Aberdare, were sealed off. Police were standing guard at the church gates.
|Shocked local residents were standing outside their houses close to the scene as scenes of crime officers were at work at the church.||Shocked local residents were standing outside their houses close to the scene as scenes of crime officers were at work at the church.|