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Banned for keeping horses for 10 years

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Malnourished: The horse

Malnourished: Lindsey Morgan could not care for her horse

A 43-year-old woman from Haverfordwest has been banned from keeping horses for 10 years after being found guilty of causing unnecessary suffering to two horses.

At Haverfordwest Magistrates Court on Tuesday, Lindsey Morgan was also given an 18 week prison sentence which is suspended for two years and ordered to carry out 300 hours of unpaid work.

She was also ordered to sign the chestnut horse over to the RSPCA for rehoming and pay £6289.54 prosecution costs along with an £80 victim surcharge.

Morgan, an equine course builder of Clarbeston Road, was found guilty of eight offences including causing unnecessary suffering and failing to meet the welfare needs of a bay horse and a chestnut horse following a one-day trial at Haverfordwest magistrates on April 9.
Last October, 2013, an RSPCA inspector responded to a complaint about the welfare of horses being stabled in a barn at Treffgarne.
When he arrived, Inspector Keith Hogben was immediately concerned about the welfare of two horses and the conditions in which they were being kept.

An independent vet was called to examine them and he stated that both horses were suffering and needed to be removed from the location. The police were called and with their assistance the horses were taken into the care of the RSPCA.
Inspector Keith Hogben said: “These horses were being kept in a disgusting state and had been suffering for a long period of time.
“The bay stallion was emaciated with his hips, spine and ribs clearly visible. The chestnut mare was very weak and appeared to be suffering from a leg injury.

“There was a large amount of faeces in the barn and the bedding was saturated with urine, it had obviously not been cleaned out for some time. In places the soiled bedding measured up to 11 inches and fresh bedding had simply been thrown on top. The most basic needs of these horses were not being met.”

Sadly the bay horse was put to sleep on veterinary advice after he failed to respond to treatment.

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Johnston: Police appeal for witnesses

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POLICE have again appealed for witnesses after a collision in Johnston, near Haverfordwest, on Wednesday (August 5).

A boy on a scooter sustained minor injuries during the collision, which took place at around 4.20pm. A red 4×4 is believed to have been involved also.

Anyone who was in the area of the St Peters Road pelican crossing, or nearby Langford road, and either witnessed the collision or who has CCTV that covers this area is asked to get in touch.

You can telephone 101, visit bit.ly/DPPReportOnline, or email contactcentre@dyfed-powys.pnn.police.uk

If you are deaf, hard of hearing, or speech impaired you can text the non-emergency number on 07811 311 908.

Dyfed-Powys Police Ref DP-20200805-249

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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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