South Wales: Trapped miners are named tonight

Four miners trapped underground in a coal pit were named tonight as rescue efforts continued.

South Wales Police said the four men trapped at the Gleision Colliery near Cilybebyll in Pontardawe are Phillip Hill, 45, from Neath, along with Charles Bresnan, 62, David Powell, 50, and Garry Jenkins, 39, all from the Swansea Valley.

The force said emergency services are continuing a “multi-agency rescue operation”, while the men’s families are being supported by family liaison officers.

More follows.