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Paramedics struggled for 46 minutes to try to save Natasha Bradbury

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nbradPARAMEDICS struggled for 46 minutes to try and bring Natasha Bradbury back to life, a jury heard on this afternoon (Sept 2)

They applied CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) for more than twice the recommended length of time in the hope of saving her.

But, argued the prosecution at Swansea Crown Court, she had already been beaten to death by her on-off boyfriend Luke George Jones.

Jones, aged 33, a pipe welder, of Haven Drive, Milford Haven, denies murdering Miss Bradbury in the early hours of February 22 at her flat in Imperial Court, High Street, Haverfordwest.

The jury heard today from paramedic Alan Thomas, who was the first to arrive after Jones had dialled 999 and told ambulance control she was not breathing and that her body was already “freezing cold.”

The jury also heard for a second time a recording of the 15 minute call, during which Jones had difficulty explaining where he was.

Eventually, he had to find a letter received by Miss Bradbury and read the address to ambulance control.

Even then Mr Thomas and his colleague had difficulty identifying the location because Flat A was not marked on the front door and was in fact a four storey high building.

Mr Thomas said he had to knock “hard” on the door three times before Jones responded.

He said Jones appeared to be calm but he had a small cut on his left knee and both his hands were blood stained.

Mr Thomas said Jones was bare chested and wore just a pair of shorts. He told them, “It’s my girlfriend.” Then he said she had taken Valium, or too much Valium.

“I asked him where the patient was and he said upstairs, but he was reluctant to lead the way and I walked up ahead of him,” said Mr Thomas.

As the paramedics made their way up the flights of stairs they noticed blood smears and various items strewn on the stairs, including a cabinet.

Inside the lounge on the third floor, he said, there was “glass all over the floor” and he could see that the screen of a television set had been broken.

Miss Bradbury was lying on her back and was very pale. There was blood around her mouth and dried blood inside her nostrils.

And the fingers of her left hand appeared to be misshaped as if they had been fractured.

“There were no obvious signs of life, no pulse,” he added.

A second ambulance crew arrived and Jones was asked to wait outside the lounge.

The paramedics tried a combination of CPR and drugs for 46 minutes but without gaining any response from Miss Bradbury, who was just five feet two inches tall and weighed less than seven stones.

“We decided that she had died. We all agreed she had passed away and it was pointless carrying on,” he added.

Cross examined by Chris Clee QC, the barrister leading Jones’ defence team, Mr Thomas said he was aware that CPR was a vigorous measure that could itself cause injury including fractures to the ribs and even to the breast bone.

But he had 20 years experience as a paramedic and was aware of the dangers.

The prosecution claim that Jones beat Miss Bradbury to death shortly after finding out she had slept with another man.

After his arrest Jones gave police prepared statements in which he said Miss Bradbury had caused the injuries herself by falling down.

The trial continues.

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Blue Gem Wind begins digital aerial surveys for 300MW Valorous floating wind project

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BLUE GEM WIND, the joint venture between TotalEnergies, one of the world’s largest energy companies, and Simply Blue Energy, has begun offshore digital aerial surveys for a proposed 300MW floating wind project.

APEM Ltd have been chosen by Blue Gem Wind to deliver 24 consecutive monthly bird and marine mammal surveys of the early-commercial scale Valorous site. The high resolution data obtained will support baseline environmental characterisation of the site and environmental impact assessments for key ecological receptors.

The survey programme commenced in March 2021 and four of the 24 monthly surveys have been completed
to date.

Sean Evans, Environmental Specialist at Blue Gem Wind said, “It is important for us to begin long-lead in items
such as bird and marine mammal surveys as early as possible. These surveys will provide crucial species specific
data on the number, spatial distribution and activity of individuals across the Valorous site. This enables us to
undertake robust environmental impact assessments ahead of our planned consent application submission in
2023.”

Matt Rohner, Senior Consultant at APEM, “APEM Ltd are delighted to be able to support Blue Gem Wind’s
proposed Valorous offshore wind farm with our best-in-class survey design approach. Imagery captured using
state-of-the-art cameras is of ultra-high (1.6cm) resolution, providing industry leading image quality that is
essential for species level identification.”

The Celtic Sea is poised to play a key role in Net Zero, the Committee on Climate Change’s 100GW offshore
wind target, and crucially, the UK Government’s target of 1 GW of floating wind by 2030. The ORE Catapult also
estimated that the first GW of floating wind in the Celtic Sea could potentially deliver over 3,000 jobs and
£682m in supply chain opportunities for Wales and Cornwall by 2030.

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Three arrests as suspected cocaine worth £12,000 seized in Milford Haven

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POLICE in Milford Haven have disrupted the supply of cocaine in the town in a major operation which saw people detained and a large quantity of drugs found.

Three people were arrested and suspected cocaine worth up to £12,200 was seized, police said.

Dyfed-Powys Police carried out a warrant at a house in Hubberston on the evening of Friday, June 11, “where 122g of what is believed to be cocaine was found.”

This is estimated to have a street value of between £9,760 and £12,200 depending on its purity.

The occupant of the address – a 59-year-old man – was not present at the time, however he was later arrested on suspicion of possessing class A drugs with intent to supply.

He has been released under investigation pending the result of forensic, digital and financial enquiries.

As enquiries progressed, officers made two further arrests over the weekend.

A 33-year-old man from Manchester, was arrested on suspicion of being concerned in the supply of cocaine and possession of an offensive weapon after police stopped the car he was driving.

A quantity of white powder was seized by Greater Manchester Police during a warrant at the address he gave officers in custody.

A 27-year-old woman from the Stockport area was also arrested on suspicion of being concerned in the supply of class A drugs.

Both have been released on bail with the condition not to enter Pembrokeshire.

Detective Constable Phillip Jones said: “This was a significant drugs seizure, and we will continue our enquiries with the view to securing a swift outcome.

“I would like to thank all officers involved over the weekend for their dedication and diligence.”

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Major blaze destroys well known Tenby chip shop

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EMERGENCY services have sealed off part of Tenby following a major fire at a chip shop.

Fire fighters rushed to Park Road Fish & Chip Shop after a blaze broke out late on Tuesday morning (Jun 15).

Emergency services are still at the scene. Police are asking people to avoid the area.

Diversions for traffic are in place.

Four fire appliances responded to the blaze at the Tenby chip shop (Image G Davies Photography)
Fire fighters take off BA kits after the blaze was put out (Image G Davies Photography)

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