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Two found dead on Milford trawler

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boatTWO FISHERMEN have been found dead on board a Milford Haven registered fishing boat moored in Whitby harbour on Wednesday (January 15).
Mark Arries, 26, from Blythe and Edward Ide, 21, from Amble in Northumberland had been working on the fishing vessel M220 Eshcol.
The boat is one of a small party of vessels from Milford Haven that had been fishing for scallops off the Whitby coast for a number of weeks. The boats would normally have been at sea, had poor weather not forced them to remain in the harbour.
The bodies of two crew members were found in their beds and the Marine Accident Investigation Branch has launched an investigation into the cause, with carbon monoxide poisoning believed to be the most likely cause of death.
A spokesperson for North Yorkshire police told The Herald that the vessel had been berthed beside the market building to allow it to be refuelled, and it is only when the fuel tanker arrived that the bodies were discovered.
The police confirmed that the vessel actually has a crew of three people, with another man opting to sleep on a different vessel the previous night, a decision which appears to have saved his life.
Darren Butcher of Whitby Fish Market told local reporters: “As I got here there was shouting and they were trying to wake them up. Then at about 9.45am when the other crew were here, they must have thought ‘hey up, where’s these two lads?’ They’ve gone aboard, kicked the door in and obviously found them there.”
Reports have suggested the men suffered carbon monoxide poisoning having left an oven ring burning throughout the night to provide heat.
Tributes to the men have been paid on the Facebook group of trade newspaper, Fishing News.
The deaths are currently being treated as unexplained

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Pembroke Dock: Armed police ‘make arrests’

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ARMED POLICE were seen entering a flat at Arthur Street in Pembroke Dock at around 6pm on Sunday evening (Jul 5). Witnesses at the scene say they saw two people arrested in an operation involving around six police vehicles.

There are also reports that there was armed police activity at The Terrace, also in Pembroke Dock.

We have contacted the police for an official statement.

Police had left the scene by 7pm.

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Show your appreciation and thoughts for the NHS and key workers

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PEOPLE around the UK are being urged to celebrate and commemorate health, care and other essential workers this weekend to mark the 72nd birthday of the NHS, says UNISON today (Thursday).

It will culminate in what is hoped to be the biggest ever clap for carers on Sunday (5 July) as the country shows its appreciation for the health service and those who have been keeping people safe throughout the pandemic.

UNISON has become a partner in the /Together coalition, which has the goal of healing divisions in society and reuniting communities over the course of the next decade. It is backed by NHS bodies, businesses, civil society organisations and celebrities.

On Saturday evening (4 July), the group is calling on everyone to commemorate coronavirus victims, whether key workers or members of the public, by putting a light or LED candle in their window to show support.

Then at 5pm on Sunday, the anniversary of the NHS’ creation, people across the UK are encouraged to join the biggest ever ‘clap for carers’ to thank all key workers, as well as safely raise a cup of tea – or a drink of their choice – with their neighbours. UNISON also hopes that everyone will act responsibly.

UNISON general secretary Dave Prentis said: “As a society we’re living through troubled times, and sadly we’re not out of the woods yet. Communities and families have been devastated by the virus, which has taken too many lives, kept loved ones apart and made people fear for the future.

“But we can come together, as demonstrated by the weekly claps from our doorsteps and balconies showing our appreciation for those who’ve been keeping us safe.

“This is an opportunity to give thanks and thoughts for all those who’ve lost their lives, as well as recognising the wonders of the health service, social care sector and other essential public services.

“As the lockdown eases, we must all remain careful; behaving sensibly is vital, if the NHS is to be protected and the virus is to be kept at bay.

“This weekend is all about celebrating and showing appreciation for our wonderful NHS.”

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Broad Haven: Car overturns in wet weather on B4341

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A CAR overturned in the wet weather on the B4341 Haverfordwest to Broad Haven road on Friday evening (Jul 3).

First on the scene, local Stephen Hughes told The Herald: “I was driving along and noticed a car had overturned on the Broad Haven Road past the left turning for Tiers Cross. I stopped and checked to see if everyone as okay.

“No one was injured, and I stayed until the police arrived.”

Police directed traffic and assisted with the recovery of the vehicle.

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