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19 Jun

Police were present at the premises, which is open seven days a week, throughout Monday.

Villagers from Pontyclun spoke of their shock at the apparent local connection.

Shop worker Helen Edwards said: “It was a shock to see the van was from Pontyclun, it brings it close to home. When it’s so close to home it’s even scarier.”

Hannah Jenkins, 23, from Talbot Green, who works in the Spar shop in Pontyclun, described it as a close-knit community.

“I think everyone is in shock. This is a small village in Wales and you don’t expect something like this here,” she said.