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New Deputy Chief Constable appointed

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depty appointedDYFED-POWYS POLICE have appointed a new deputy chief constable, Mr Carl Langley. Chief Constable Simon Prince made the appointment after a selection process that culminated in an interview where Mr Prince was assisted by Mick Giannasi, Chair of the Welsh Ambulance Service, Jeremy Patterson, Chief Executive of Powys County Council and Chair of the Society of Local Authority Chief Executives in Wales, and Dianne Newtown, College of Policing accredited Independent Panel Member.

Mr Langley joined Dyfed Powys in March 2012 as Assistant Chief Constable from Lincolnshire Police.Chief Constable Simon Prince said: “The appointment of Carl Langley as my deputy is excellent news for the Force. Carl has already proved himself as an asset to the Force with the work he undertook on operational policing whilst Assistant Chief Constable, and more recently during his role as temporary Deputy Chief Constable, leading transformational changes to the way we safeguard our communities.

“Carl has a wealth of experience from his time working for forces facing similar challenges to Dyfed Powys. His decisive leadership and desire to put people and the needs of our residents at the heart of everything we do will ensure that Dyfed Powys Police will continue to make a difference to all of our communities.”

Christopher Salmon, Dyfed Powys Police and Crime Commissioner added: “I am delighted that Carl Langley has been appointed as the Deputy Chief Constable. His experience of operational policing will be invaluable. I am sure that he will continue to play a huge role in supporting the Chief Constable.”

DCC Carl Langley said: “I am excited and honoured to be appointed as Deputy Chief Constable. Dyfed Powys is an excellent Force and over the last two years I have got to know a lot of officers and staff and I have seen their commitment and hard work to bring about justice, and to deliver services that are truly customer focused”.

Mr Langley joined Devon and Cornwall Police in 1989, where he served for 18 years until 2008, when he moved to Lincolnshire Police on promotion to Chief Superintendent and led two different Basic Command Units as Commander. He attended the Strategic Command Course in 2011 and followed this with a year as a temporary Assistant Chief Constable in Lincolnshire. He was appointed as the Assistant Chief Constable for Dyfed Powys Police in March 2012 and with responsibility for all operational matters.

Mr Langley holds a Master’s Degree in Ethics of Policing and Criminal Justice from Keele University.

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Police investigate ‘Chinese government vehicle’ spotted near Puma Oil Terminal

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POLICE have confirmed that they are conducting “the appropriate enquiries” after a suspicious vehicle was spotted in the vicinity of Puma Oil Terminal on Saturday afternoon (Aug 8).

Following a tip off a Herald reporter was dispatched to the area, and saw a black Volvo SUV with three IC5 (Korean, Japanese or Chinese) looking males inside the vehicle. The vehicle had diplomatic number plates identifying that it belonged to the Chinese government.

However, a DVLA check suggested that the plates were registered to a BMW and not the Volvo they were displayed upon.

South Hook LNG security was notified as a precaution.

A police spokesman said: “Members of the public are advised to contact the police to report any suspicious activity or incidents.”

Both the UK and US governments are currently on alert following incidents of spying relating to key infrastructure, computer systems and state secrets by the Chinese authorities.

[The image used in this report is a computer generated artist’s impression.]

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Milford Haven Street Food Festival Returns To Waterfront This August

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MILFORD Haven Street Food Festival will be setting up camp at Milford Waterfront for the third year running to continue their Summer of street food tour, and with a brand new sponsor joining for the ride! Jubel Beer will be on hand fully loaded with refreshing fruity beers to serve all weekend long.

Street Food Warehouse and their team of feeders are heading back into town this bank holiday weekend, 28th – 30th August.

Cooking up a storm between noon – 10pm, the festival is split into three mouth-watering portions and is the only way to get you in the mood for summer and of course, fill you up to the brim on all of your favourite foodie delights.

You’ll need to grab your tickets beforehand, just make sure you come with an empty belly ready to taste new flavours – the world will really be your oyster. From smokin’ souvlaki to naughty nachos, mouthwatering Malaysian to chocolatey treats. Carnivores, veggies and vegans alike will be able to get their hungry hands on a range of Insta-worthy grub from all over the world!

Don’t worry, we haven’t forgotten that you’ll need something to tingle your taste buds and wash it all down with! Luckily, The Pop Up Bar Hire Company has got the whole weekend covered, offering all of your favourite beverages ranging from zesty Mojitos to ice-cold pints of Jubel Beer.

Two Lads Kitchen, Spicer’s Meat Wagon, Makasih and Chock Shop are just some of the street food vendors that will be attending the weekend, with many more both local and national vendors to be announced.

Come rain or shine, the event is completely free and family-friendly where you can get your hands on the most vibrant and high quality street food Milford Haven has to offer.

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Tenby: Police investigate overnight burglaries and theft

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POLICE are investigating two burglaries and a theft which occurred sometime overnight 9th/10th August in Tenby.

At approximately 2am this morning the RNLI lifeboat station, on Castle Hill, was broken into and money taken from the charity donation box.

Sometime overnight the padlock on the charity box for the Shipwrecked Mariners Society on Castle Square was broken and money taken from within.

Also overnight a window was forced open at the Denis Café, Castle Beach, and the till was missing. The till was later found with the money removed.

PC Garland said: “The three incidents are currently being linked. Having to close to deal with the clean-up of this type of incident is difficult for any business but especially so at this time. The two charities rely on donations to keep going and being a crew member of the Tenby Lifeboat I know what important work they due for the local community and for visitors who get into difficulty in the sea. I would appeal to anyone with any information to come forward and contact police.”

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