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Cannabis user fined

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cannabis-afpgtv2MAGISTRATES fined a man from Tenby who had been charged with possession of 1.7 grams of cannabis at Haverfordwest Law Courts on Tuesday (Nov 25). Timothy Andrew James Pinto, aged 26 of Gray Avenue, Manorbier pleaded guilty to the charge. Prosecutor, Ellie Morgan said: “On November 5, police received a call regarding a man smelling strongly of cannabis. He was later seen walking along Pembroke Road by officers and was stopped. He handed over cannabis when challenged, and said ‘That’s cannabis’ before he was arrested and taken for interview. In his interview he said he knew it was illegal to have, and that he bought it for £20, and says he smokes it for pain relief.”

Ms Morgan added: “The only thing that has brought him through the courts before has been drug related.” Defence solicitor, Jonathan Webb told the court: “Pinto pleaded guilty at the first opportunity and made full admissions in interview. He was not smoking cannabis in the street, he was just smelling strongly of it. He smokes cannabis as a form of pain relief, as he has some horrendous scarring in his leg from a double fracture when he was younger. He knows it is against the law, but that is why he uses it.”

Mr Webb continued: “He has troubled the Crown Court in the past on one occasion, and although there are seven previous offences, there are only two previous convictions.” The Chair of the bench told the court: “The thing that bothers me most is that he was smelling so strongly of it that he was stopped, and he was walking by a school at the time when children would have been coming out of it.” Magistrates fined Pinto £75 and ordered him to pay £85 costs and a £20 victim surcharge.

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A40 closed at Scleddau due to collision between car and motorbike

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EMERGENCY SERVICES have shut the A40 at in Scleddau due to a serious road collision.

The accident happened just before 2pm. The Herald understands that the collision involved a motorcycle and car at a junction near The Gate Inn public house.

Police said: “Emergency services are currently on scene and dealing with the incident. Please find an alternative route if possible. Update to follow.”

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Moley’s Ambassador March to support those who have lost a child

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ON SATURDAY (Jun 19), Andrew Cole (aka Moley) will set off on a 24 hour walk around Pembrokeshire with the aim of doing as many miles in as little time as possible. 

Moley is proud to have recently been made ambassador of the charity ‘2 Wish UponAa Star’ an organisation dedicated to supporting families that have lost a child under 25 years of age.

He will be setting off at 6am in the morning from Neyland and walking all day and night, finishing at 6am the following morning.

2 wish upon a star was set up by Rhian Mannings, who set up the charity after losing her own son.

By celebrating the lives of those lost, and offering support to families through their grief; Rhian and her team offer an essential service to the community and those families who have suffered the devastation of losing a loved one.

Appealing for support from the people of Pembrokeshire he said: “Please give generously to support the wonderful work of Rhian and her team. Also, if you happen to see me in the day, feel free to give me a beep of encouragement’

“If you would like to donate to Moley, and support the charity, you can visit his JustGiving page.”

https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/moleycole

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Lifeboats and chopper in major air sea rescue off the coast of Tenby

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TWO RNLI lifeboats from both Tenby and Angle stations have been launched to assist a coastguard helicopter which has been scrambled from MOD St Athen.

It is understood that a search for a missing person or persons is underway.

Paged this morning: Angle Lifeboat is currently involved in the search south of Tenby

The alarm was raised before 10am this morning (June 18).

Tenby’s Y-boat is also involved in the operation, The Herald understands.

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Rescue underway: Coastguard chopper position at 1030HRS on Friday, Jun 18 (Pic MarineTraffic)
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