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Drunk man asked couple for a ‘threesome’

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courtA MAN from Crosshands admitted a drunken, common assault at Haverfordwest Magistrates Court on Tuesday.

Nicholas Luke Flint, age 22, of Norton Road, Pen-y-groes, pleaded guilty to beating David Tripp on a drunken night out, at a Pembrokeshire holiday park. Mr Vaughn Pritchard-Jones, prosecuting, told the court: “At around 11.30pm on a September 28, Mr David Tripp, a 48-year-old civil servant was staying at Kiln Park with his girlfriend. They walked into the leisure complex of Kiln Park. There was a group of men standing in the foyer, of which the defendant was one.

“One of the men shouted ‘Hey mate!’. The defendant said to him and to his girlfriend: ‘Do you want a threesome?’. Mr Tripp was surprised and said ‘What?’. The defendant confirmed what he said again: ‘A threesome.’ Mr Tripp continued to walk into the centre, telling the defendant, perhaps unwisely, to ‘**** ***’.

“The man ran after him and punched him once, connecting with the left hand side of his temple, causing glasses to be pushed into his face, and had a small cut on the bridge of his nose as a result of being punched. He didn’t retaliate, just stepped back and walked away.”

“The police attended, and Mr Flint was arrested and interviewed. He stated he didn’t remember much as he had been watching Swansea play football and had consumed a lot of alcohol. He had little recollection of events after the match. He does accept that he remembers punching the man. He says he punched him as he had been annoying him all night.”

“Aggravating features in this case seem to be an unprovoked attack under the heavy influence of alcohol. The offence was committed while subject to a community order.”

Defending solicitor, Mike Kelleher said: “You have the previous convictions and there are none for violence. My job is made difficult as the defendant cannot remember what has happened. The defendant appears to have punched the victim and he accepts that he did it, he also accepted it in interview.

“The injuries are not serious, a small cut and a black eye. In the circumstances I ask you to find that this is in the lower end of the scale. You may care to deal with this by way of a financial penalty, or if you feel the actions of the victims have not helped then you may consider a conditional discharge.”

The chairman of the bench told the defendant: “This didn’t seem to be a particularly pleasing event for the victim, Mr Tripp. Therefore we are going to award him compensation of £50 for the cut. We will give you a conditional discharge for a period of 12 months.

“You will not be further punished for this offence but if you commit further offences in the next 12 months you will then be re-sentenced for this offence. We will award costs of £150, which will be added to your current outstanding fines of £625. We will deduct the new fine from your benefits at a rate of £5 per week.”

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‘Just do it’, advises 91-year-old leisure centre member

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ARE you struggling to find the motivation to keep fit?

Then help is at hand! Meet the inspirational Valerie Coleman – one of Pembrokeshire Leisure’s oldest members at 91 years of age.

Valerie attends an astonishing 10 classes a week at Fishguard Leisure Centre, from swimming to Pilates, chair aerobics and back care classes.

Centre manager Lisa Starkey said she was amazing. “Val really is an inspirational woman,” she said. “We are always so pleased to see her once, twice and sometimes three times a day. Her determination to keep healthy and active is inspiring to us all.”

A former nurse, Valerie was also an active PTA member who helped to fundraise for Fishguard’s old Leisure Centre which was replaced by the new centre 14 years ago.

“Val has been involved with leisure for some time and absolutely loves it,” said Lisa. “She has made so many special friends and coming to the leisure centre now is such an important social aspect of her life.

“Her mental health along with her physical health and wellbeing all benefit from her visits to the centre that she loves.”

Valerie praised staff at Fishguard for their support in helping her to recover after suffering a fractured femur, and said the centre had a ‘great atmosphere’.

“They have very helpful and understanding staff who are there for everyone and give encouragement to all of their customers,” she said.

“If you’re thinking about joining a leisure centre, just do it. The staff and facilities are here for everyone and all the encouragement you will ever need will be given.”

For information on leisure centre facilities and classes, or how to join as a member, please visit www.pembrokeshire.gov.uk/leisure or pop into your local leisure centre.

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Warning to vessels after a dozen shipping containers lost off cargo ship

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MILFORD Haven Coastguard is investigating reports of up to 12 shipping containers adrift in the sea around the island of Grassholm, it has been confirmed.

It is believed the containers may have been lost by the Cyprus-registered Elbcarrier cargo ship, caught in storms while en-route to Dublin from Rotterdam.

Warnings have been given that at least a dozen containers overboard in the Celtic Sea on Sunday afternoon, December 8, after being caught in rough seas.

The drifting containers were spotted in the sea late on December 8, and further reports have stated they may now be near Grassholm Island.

Feetmon.com states: “Container ship ELBCARRIER lost containers overboard in Celtic sea in the afternoon Dec 8, while en route from Rotterdam to Dublin Ireland, being caught in rough weather. 12 drifting containers were spotted at 2330 UTC in vicinity 51 40N 005 50W,. Number of lost containers unknown. The ship reached Dublin in the afternoon Dec 9.”

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Milford Haven: Police called to Royal British Legion

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THERE was suspected break in at the Royal British Legion in Milford Haven overnight.

A representative from the Legion told The Herald on the telephone that the police were currently dealing with the matter, saying: “This is police ongoing at the moment and we are unable to comment.”

It is understood that cash was stolen from the premises.

Dyfed Powys Police has been asked for a comment.

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