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Salmon on the slicks

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chris salmonIT emerged this week that Dyfed Powys Police and Crime Commissioner Christopher Salmon is being investigated by the IPCC.

The investigation relates to an allegation that Mr Salmon drove a police-owned vehicle with defective tyres in October last year.

Mr Salmon, who hopes to retain the role of P&CC after the coming election in May, has said that he will ‘cooperate fully with the investigation’.

A spokesperson for the Independent Police Complaints Commission said: “The IPCC is independently investigating an alleged road traffic offence involving the Dyfed-Powys Police and Crime Commissioner, Christopher Salmon.

“The allegation relates to driving a police owned vehicle with defective tyres on a date in October 2015. The IPCC investigation follows a referral to the IPCC from the Dyfed-Powys Police and Crime Panel in January 2016.”

Meanwhile, the use of a police vehicle by the Dyfed-Powys Police and Crime Commissioner has been questioned by his Welsh Liberal Democrat opponent.
Richard Church has questioned why Salmon has been given use of a police vehicle at all.

A Freedom of Information request has found that the BMW 530 supplied to Mr Salmon is equipped with blue lights and a siren that he cannot use. The request also states the Commissioner is entitled to claim 45p a mile in mileage expenses for use of a private vehicle.

Mr Church said:  “Christopher Salmon has been accused of driving a vehicle with defective tyres. That in itself is a serious accusation, and will doubtless follow the due process of the law.

“But this saga begs the question of why he has use of a specialist police vehicle at all. I can see no reason why an elected official on a good salary should be given a vehicle, complete with sirens and blue lights and paid for by the public purse, to go about his duties.

“This perk of public office that our Tory Police Commissioner is enjoying should be scrapped immediately, and if I’m elected in May I will do just that.

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  1. N. Clegg

    March 4, 2016 at 6:27 pm

    That Lib Dem chancer has about as much chance of beating Chris Salmon as he does of walking on the moon.

  2. Flashbang

    March 6, 2016 at 1:14 am

    Dear IPCC, why aren’t you looking into the suppression of the investigation into PCC and why he paid out an eye watering amount of money for removal expenses to some copper who then handed in his resignation a couple of years later?

  3. tomos

    March 7, 2016 at 8:33 am

    Such a shame that these ppl at the top of the pile are really bringing the hard working cops that we see into disrepute.

  4. tomos

    March 7, 2016 at 8:35 am

    PS I bet some poor erk will get the blame for the tyres as salmon is too busy and too important to spend 5 seconds looking at his tyres

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Haverfordwest: Man detained under Mental Health Act on bypass bridge

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POLICE assisted a man who was sat on the road bridge above Freeman’s way in Haverfordwest on Sunday night (May 19).

He was taken to hospital, as he was believed to be suffering from mental health problems.

A spokesman for Dyfed-Powys Police told The Herald: “We received a report concerning the welfare of a man, who was sitting on the bridge above Freeman’s Way, Haverfordwest, at around 10.40pm on Sunday.

“The man was detained under the mental health act a short time later and taken to hospital.“He was not injured. Freeman’s Way was closed for around 10 minutes.”

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Milford Haven: Police called to Charles Street incident

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MILFORD HAVEN police responded to an emergency call from Charles Street in Milford Haven this afternoon (May 20).

Several officers attended following reports of a man injured on the pavement.

Our reporter at the scene said that a male was conscious but nursing injuries to his head

There are over 15 officers at the scene.

A male has been arrested and taken into custody in a police van.

 

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Willy make the council fix the road?

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DRIVERS in and around the Maenclochog area are still recovering today after a hardened vandal spray-painted yellow penises along a stretch of road near Morvil.
The road, just off the B4313, was targeted with graffiti because of the number of potholes scattered along it’s length.
Locals have dubbed the cock-sure artist as ‘Wanksy’ and have discovered that whoever drew the penises also wrote ‘Follow the yellow d### road’.
Some of the penises have been drawn around more sizeable potholes, but simply pointing disapprovingly at the smaller ones.
If you want to report a pothole, the chosen method is still via the Pembrokeshire County Council website.
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