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Drunk man took to silence when police arrived

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haverfordwest-magistratesA HOLIDAY maker who trespassed on a railway line was fined £1690 by Haverfordwest Magistrates on Tuesday. Jonathan Dyment, aged 33, of Cymmer, Port Talbot, pleaded guilty to trespassing and using threatening words and behaviour. Dyment was also placed on a community order for 24 months with one requirement of a thinking skills program. Prosecuting, Ellie Morgan said: “The facts of the case are agreed. On September 8, the defendant and his partner were on holiday on Tenby. At 7.15pm the defendant was issued with a notice from the police to leave Tenby because of his drunken behaviour.

At 9pm CCTV located Dyment and his girlfriend awaiting the train. Dyment is captured moving around the platform. At 9.17 he is captured lowering himself off the platform but he was pulled back to the platform after several minutes. He sat on the edge of the platform but the girlfriend again pulled him back. At 9.30 he lowered himself down on to the tracks and he has stood between the two sets of rails. He was there for a minute before he got back on to the platform.

“The train came in five minutes later. They are both seen to board the train and the driver spoke to the train guard about the two of them and told him to keep an eye on them. The guard has gone to speak to the couple and at this point Dyment said to his partner: ‘Give him the f***ing tickets you fat slag’. The guard spoke to Dyment but he then said: ‘f*** off, it’s my missus, I’ll f***ing do you’ but he has then immediately apologised. The guard asked his partner if she wanted to sit with him for safety but Dyment said: ‘Don’t you f***ing dare’.

“The guard has then gone back to the cab to use the phone and he can see Dyment trying to grab at his partner across the table. He has then poured beer on the carriage floor and his partner moved seats away from him but he followed her down. The guard has come back but Dyment shouted at him: ‘I’ve told you, f***ing go now, it’s your last chance’. His partner was upset and asked if there was another train she could catch. “The driver has then moved out and Dyment shouted: ‘I f***ing told you, that’s it. You’re both here, you can both have it’.

His fists were clenched and he was walking up and down the train. He then said: ‘when he comes in here, he’s having it in the f***ing neck’. The guard has again telephoned the police and at this point Dyment has picked up a beer can and ripped it in half. He was flailing his arms around and his partner told him to calm down. He has then started cutting himself with the cans. Police then arrived at the station in Narberth and when he saw them he sat down and went quiet.

He said to them: ‘I haven’t done anything domestic, I’ll admit to public order offences, I was all rawrhh’. The train was delayed for 76 minutes and as a result three further trains were delayed and costs for compensation of £1335 have been made for Arriva Trains Wales.” Defending, Mark Layton said: “I wasn’t aware an application was made for compensation for the delay of the train and I would certainly wish to see it to challenge it.

There are many other reasons why the train could have been delayed, for example signal error or weather. The guards on the train that were subjected to that, I would add, are fully entitled to compensation.” Ellie Morgan told Mr Layton that the compensation claim was worked out using a work related formula but Mr Layton said that this was ‘very speculative and difficult to work out’.

The chairman of the bench said: “Your behaviour on that evening was unacceptable. You caused fear to your partner and the guard and the driver.” Dyment was ordered to pay the full compensation amount of £1335 and also £100 in compensation to the train guard and driver. He was also ordered to pay £85 in court costs, a £10 fine to go with his community order and a £60 victim surcharge.

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Rider of a motorbike taken to hospital following collision with a car

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A COLLISION which involved a car and a motorbike on Friday afternoon (Jun 18) saw one person being transferred to hospital.

Dyfed-Powys Police have confirmed that the collision, which happened at approximately 1.17pm at Dwrbach, Scleddau, involved a white Seat Ibiza and a black Suzuki motorbike.

The Herald understands that the accident happened at a junction near The Gate Inn public house.

The incident caused the road to be closed while emergency services dealt with the situation.

The rider of the motorbike was transferred to Glangwili Hospital for treatment.

A Police spokesperson said: “Dyfed-Powys Police attended a two vehicle road traffic collision which occurred in Scleddau, Fishguard early Friday afternoon, June18th 2021.

“The collision involved a white Seat Ibiza and a black Suzuki motorbike. The rider of the motorbike was taken to hospital.

“The road was closed for emergency services to deal with the collision.”

A rapid response vehicle and an ambulance were dispatched to the scene.

A Welsh Ambulance Service spokesperson said: “We were called to attend a road traffic collision involving a motorcycle at Dwrbach, Fishguard at 1.17pm on Friday 18 June. We sent one rapid response vehicle and one emergency ambulance. One patient was taken to Glangwili Hospital for further treatment.”

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Residents urged to be alert to Covid-19 symptoms following cluster of cases

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PUBLIC HEALTH WALES, Pembrokeshire County Council and Hywel Dda University Health Board are urging members of the public to be alert to COVID-19 symptoms following the identification of a cluster of cases in the Tenby area.

The 22 confirmed cases are linked to social and sporting events and local schools and have generated a large number of contactssince the first cases were confirmed on Saturday, 12 June. 

A number of individuals, including pupils, are currently isolating and close contacts of the positive cases continue to be traced.

From Monday 21 June to Sunday 4 July, a mobile testing unit will be available for local residents in and around Tenby to access if they have symptoms.

This is based at Salterns Car Park, Marsh Road, Tenby, SA70 8DU.  To book a test visit the UK portal https://www.gov.uk/get-coronavirus-test or ring 119.

Residents can protect themselves and others from Coronavirus by remaining at least two metres away from everyone else, washing their hands regularly, and by wearing a face covering where required. 

The virus disperses in a well ventilated environment, so opening windows and allowing fresh air to circulate is another way to keep ourselves safe.

Residents should take up the vaccine when offered, and self-isolate and get a test if they or anyone in their household develop symptoms.

As well as the three most common symptoms of Coronavirus – a fever, a new continuous cough, or a loss/change of taste and smell – people with any of the following, wider symptoms that are persistent and/or unusual for them are also strongly encouraged to get a PCR test:

  • Mild summer cold symptoms – including sore throat, runny nose, headache
  • Flu-like symptoms, including myalgia (muscle ache or pain); excessive tiredness; persistent headache; runny nose or blocked nose; persistent sneezing; sore throat and/or hoarseness, shortness of breath or wheezing
  • Generally feeling unwell and a history of being in contact with a known COVID-19 case
  • Any new or change in symptoms following a previous negative test

If you have any of the above symptoms, even if you have been vaccinated, please stay home and book a PCR test through the UK portal https://www.gov.uk/get-coronavirus-test or ringing 119.

When booking your PCR test, you will also be asked about your symptoms: if you have wider summer cold or flu-like symptoms as described above, rather than the classic three symptoms, choose ‘None of these symptoms’ and then choose one of the following options to enable you to complete the booking:

• My local council or health protection team has asked me to get a test, even though I do not have symptoms or

• A GP or other healthcare professional has asked me to get a test.

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Paul Davies submits views to Health Board Consultation

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Senedd Member Paul Davies has fed his views into Hywel Dda University Health Board’s consultation, “Building a Healthier Future after Covid-19.”

In response to the Health Board’s proposals, Mr Davies has made it clear that he opposes any movements to centralise or downgrade services at Withybush hospital.

Mr Davies said, “I cannot emphasise how important this consultation is and so I’d urge everyone across Pembrokeshire to read through the Health Board’s proposals and make their views known. In my submission, I’ve made it crystal clear that the people of Pembrokeshire should not have to travel further for vital health services.

“I want to see Hywel Dda start prioritising Pembrokeshire by investing in services at Withybush hospital so that it can support people living and working across the county.

“There’s still time to feed into the consultation and have your say on the Health Board’s plans. The deadline is Monday, June 21 and you can find more information here – https://www.haveyoursay.hduhb.wales.nhs.uk/building-a-healthier-future-after-covid-19.” 

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