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Fine for assault on partner

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magA PENNAR man who pleaded guilty to a charge of assault was fined a total of £230 at Court on Wednesday (Jan 14). Kofi Gidman, aged 20 of Stranraer Road, had originally pleaded not guilty to a charge of assault by beating which had been altered by the CPS. Prosecuting the case, Nick Newton said: “The complainant has never alleged a physical assault. The allegation of assault was put to him in the interview and a colleague of mine has made a mistake. “The two parties involved in this case are in a relationship and it is still ongoing.

“The incident happened at an address in Milford Haven when there was an argument over money. The couple went to sleep but when they woke up on the morning of October 23 the argument continued. “Gidman threatened to leave the property with the Christmas presents and he said to her: ‘you’re a c***, if you hit me, I’ll f****** kill you’.

“She rang the police while Gidman was pacing around the flat, then he raised his fist to her to punch but she moved out of the way. “He clenched his fist again but she left the flat. She was later seen outside the flat crying. “The police arrived and Gidman was arrested. He denied the threat in the interview as he claimed that the complaint was false and that the victim’s mother put her up to making the complaint. “His last conviction was in February 2014 when he was given a 12-month community order for an Affray.”

Defending Jonathan Webb said: “Upon the beating element of the charge being dropped the defendant pleads guilty. The parties were at home and a row ensued. He threatened to take the Christmas presents. He has made the threat and made fists, putting them towards the complainants face. He accepts this is a gesture. “He thought she had called him the N-word. Nevertheless this was a conditional threat and is at the lowest end of the scale.” Gidman was fined £110 for the offence, ordered to pay a £20 victim surcharge and costs of £100.

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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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