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Tenby: Arrest made over Caldey Island assault



Caldey Abbey Caldey Island Aerial Pembrokeshire South Religious Sites Historic SitesDYFED-POWYS POLICE are investigating an assault which is alleged to have happened on Caldey Island, off Tenby, yesterday afternoon (Sep 1).

Police have arrested a 45-year-old man on suspicion of assault, who is currently in police custody pending further enquiries.

Dyfed-Powys Police were escorted to the island by Tenby’s RNLI all weather lifeboat, the Haydn Miller, at 2:50pm.

Once at the island, due to the low tide, police were then transferred onto one of the Caldey Island boats and taken to the shore.

Members of Tenby’s Coastguard team were then picked up by the lifeboat as a precaution in case the police needed assistance in searching the island.

However, the man was arrested without a search being necessary and the higher tide allowed the Haydn Miller to pick up the police directly from the island and return to Tenby at 4:05pm.

A spokesman for Tenby RNLI said: “This is a great example of a multi-agency response to an incident on Caldey Island, showing how effectively the RNLI, police and Coastguard can work together to provide a successful conclusion.”

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  1. Flash Bang

    September 2, 2016 at 9:15 pm

    Did the police really need to waste the resources of the RNLI to get to Caldey?

  2. Tomos

    September 3, 2016 at 8:33 am

    Flash Bang – I find ppl who complain about the Police usually have loads of dealings with them – instead of commandeering a tourist boat they used an RNLI boat, would you have complained if they;d put tourists out?
    May I also say the “birmingham ” navy use the RNLI resources all the ruddy time

  3. Flash Bang

    September 3, 2016 at 11:40 am

    Tomos, You seem to think I’m some sort of criminal because I’m questioning why the police need to get a full lifeboat crew away from their jobs when they could use any one of the regular Caldey boats to get across and back. Who is paying for that decision? I also question why the police are not doing their job properly when it comes to investigating Pembrokeshire County Council or are you one of those who are quite happy to see taxpayers money wasted?

  4. Tomos

    September 3, 2016 at 1:50 pm

    the rnli is privately funded – hence the flag days. the other comment was a general one

  5. Tomos

    September 3, 2016 at 1:53 pm

    Regarding PCC and the cops, I despair but the decisions not to investigate are I suggest done at a much higher pay grade than the local PCs, can I say it’s the same in Carmarthenshire with their council

  6. Bil

    September 6, 2016 at 1:02 am

    Being an eye witness to the events, the lifeboat was despatched, as it also had the cliff rescue team on board. It had plenty of water depth to dock, but intended to go round the back on a search mission. This was called off, as they became aware of a change in the situation on the island.
    Also, only one “officer” went onto the island. The others were community support officers.

  7. Bil

    September 6, 2016 at 1:06 am

    And yes, they felt they did need to “waste the RNLI resources”. Time was critical. If your child had been assaulted, and you feared for there life, would you want them to commandeer a slow passenger boat that takes 25mins, or a rapid boat that takes 5 mins?
    You tell me!

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Welsh Deputy Minister visits New Farm Shop



Pictured : Julie Morgan AM

A new farm and produce shop on the Scolton Manor estate outside Haverfordwest has been visited by a Welsh Government Minister.

Julie Morgan AM – Deputy Minister for Health and Social Care – called at the shop to see the Welsh Government’s Intermediate Care Fund (ICF) in action.

The shop provides work experience, training and supported employment opportunities in retail and customer service for people with learning disabilities, disabilities and autism.

It is an addition to Pembrokeshire County Council’s existing supported employment offer through Norman Industries, the Authority’s sheltered employment factory in Snowdrop Lane, Haverfordwest.

The shop is the result of partnership working involving Workways+ and Experience for Industry – both funded by the European Social Fund through Welsh Government – Norman Industries and the management and staff at the Council-run Scolton Manor attraction.

The shop, which opened just a few weeks ago, will be supplying the public with fresh produce from the walled gardens at Scolton Manor, local meats, produce, tea and coffee.

It also provides a retail outlet for some of the arts, crafts and products made at Norman Industries.

Over the coming months the shop will also be supplying chutneys made by participants and employees at the supported employment café in Milford leisure centre ‘Caffi Man Cwrdd’.

The Deputy Minister was welcomed by County Councillor Tessa Hodgson, the Authority’s Cabinet Member for Social Services.

The farm shop has been partially resourced and staffed through some of the £400,000 ICF money allocated to expand supported employment opportunities regionally.

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Haverfordwest: Police promise extra patrols for GCSE results night



THERE will be an increased police presence in Haverfordwest tonight, in response to an anticipated influx of young people who will be celebrating their GCSE results.

Parents are being asked to go over their child’s plan for the evening, before they head out. Sergeant Haydon Mathias is overseeing the operation.

He said: “It’s a big day for teenagers, and we understand they want to celebrate after all of their hard work.

“We’ll be there to make sure they do that safely, and without disrupting others.

“This is usually a busy night for us, and historically we have seen crime and anti-social behaviour rise. You’ll notice my team out and about from early this evening to stop that happening. They’ll be seizing alcohol from anyone they suspect is under the age of 18, and dealing with any other issues that arise.

“We’re asking parents to take the reins and discuss plans before your child goes out. Make sure you know where they’re celebrating, who they’re with, and how they’re getting home. It’s useful to make sure your child’s phone is fully charged, in case of an emergency.

“I encourage anyone with concerns to come and speak to an officer or Police Community Support Officer around the town, or contact Dyfed-Powys Police.”

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Llangwm Church Donation Box Stolen



St Jerome’s Church: Second theft in a year!


A DONATION box has been stolen from a village church, the second theft from the historic building in a year.

The donation box at St Jerome’s Church, Llangwm, is believed to have been taken in the last few weeks.

The box is usually kept next to the Talking Tapestry of Langum, a project which tells the story of the village’s origin with the invasion of the Flemish in the 12th century and its later history.

Pamela Hunt of Heritage Llangwm said: “This theft is the second from St. Jerome’s in a year.

“If anyone has seen or knows anything, then please let the police know.

“If they feel unable to do that, but would like to contact us at St Jerome’s Church, then email

“We will treat your contact in the strictest confidence.”

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