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Bong thief fined £75

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downloadMAGISTRATES at Haverfordwest Law Courts fined a Pembroke Dock man £75 after he pleaded guilty to stealing a glass bong on Tuesday (Jan 6). Paul Quinn, aged 38 of Wesley Court, stole the item which had a value of £15 from Miranda’s Gift Shop on August 20, 2014. Shortly before Christmas, Quinn pleaded guilty to the offence by post, but Magistrates felt that because of his previous convictions they wanted to see him present in court.

Prosecuting, Ellie Morgan said: “The owner of the gift shop in Dimond Street, Pembroke Dock, noticed that a glass bong was missing. “She checked CCTV and she could see two males in the shop. One was bending down and he is seen passing the bong to the second man. “Quinn hid the item under his jacket and walked off without paying for it. “She recognised the two men in the footage and passed their details to the police. “He admitted that he had done it but said that he didn’t initially go in to the store with the intention to steal.

“The glass was smashed on the way home and compensation is sought.” Defending, Matt Greenish said: “He has pleaded guilty and gave a full admission in interview. He was handed the bong as he wanted a look at it and has made the foolish decision to hide it under his jacket and walk out the store. “He is sorry for the incident and he has been out of trouble for some time. He has also apologised to the owner.” Quinn was fined £75 for the theft and he was also ordered to pay £15 in compensation. Magistrates also told him to pay £85 in court 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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