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Council driver praised by driving instructor

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Cllr Simpson: Presenting Gordon with a gift

THE COURTESY shown behind the wheel by a white van driver has been publicly acknowledged – by a driving instructor.

A post recently appeared on a local Facebook page praising the way a Pembrokeshire County Council van was being driven.

The post on Pembrokeshire Council Watch read: “To the driver of the small white council van reg number…..travelling towards Neyland at around 4pm: I would just like to say thank you for giving my learner pupil respect on the road. I just wish all people would act like you with learner drivers.

“He followed us all the way to Neyland never coming close and giving plenty of space when going extremely slow on Roundabouts and junctions. So credit where credit is due, thank you.”

The post was read by Pembrokeshire County Council Leader, David Simpson, who – armed with the van’s registration number – was determined to find the local authority employee.

The knight of the road turned out to be Gordon Reeves, a transportation assistant with the Council, based in County Hall, Haverfordwest.

Councillor Simpson was so impressed with the good example set by Gordon that he personally purchased a bottle of champagne to present to him.

“When somebody gets special praise as Gordon did, I think it only right that they are acknowledged publicly and I was only too pleased to do it in this case,” explained Councillor Simpson.

Gordon was surprised but happy to receive the award, adding: “I’m a little bemused, I only drove how anyone should have been driving.”

 

 

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Tenby: Suspected groomer netted by paedophile hunters PH Balance

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A SUSPECTED child sex offender has been arrested in Tenby this weekend in a sting operatition set up by a peadophile hunter group called PH Balance.

The group, according to media reports, aims to catch predators on social media and in chat rooms before conducting stings and then handing evidence to the police.

A post on the group’s Facebook page has received a lot of local attention and includes a photograph of the suspect being detained by officers at Tenby railway station on Sunday (Jul 22)

A spokesman from PH Balance calling himself Taz posted: “Today the west team deployed to Tenby under the leadership to capture a ‘creature’ who had been talking to a 14-year-old girl and arranged to meet her at midday.

“The team caught him and called the police who responded rapidly and made an arrest.

“Two in two days for the PH family, and a busy summer holidays looks [to be] on the horizon.

“Well done PH Balance West.”

Dyfed-Powys Police have been contacted by The Herald for a comment.

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Keep Calm and Carry On at Carew Castle’s murder mystery events

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WOULD-BE detectives will be given the chance to catch a killer at Carew Castle on 27 and 28 July during two Second World War-themed murder mystery evenings packed with drama and intrigue.

Don’t Panic by Harvey’s Players is set in 1943 Carew, where a murder rocks the sleepy village as it gears up for the annual flower and produce show. It will be down to you to help the home guard track down the culprit and put them behind bars.

Carew Castle Manager, Daisy Hughes said: “If you’re a fan of detective dramas, 1940s fashion and good food, then join us in the Castle’s cosy Lesser Hall, where we’ll keep the home fires burning while the investigation ensues.

“Fancy dress is optional but with the cast donning authentic uniforms loaned from Carew Control Tower and a prize for the best Vera Lynn lookalike, there’s all the more reason to delve into your wartime wardrobe for afternoon dresses, hats and military outfit to fully immerse yourself in this 1940s experience.”

Tickets are £20 for adults and £18 for children (not suitable for under 12s). Doors will open at 7pm with the event starting at 7.30pm on both nights. Ticket price includes buffet. A bar will be available all evening.

To book your tickets call Carew Castle on 01646 651782 or more information visit www.carewcastle.com.

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Milford Haven: Two more arrested in Mount Estate drugs raids

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ARMED officers from Dyfed-Powys Police have carried out further drugs warrants in the Elm Lane and Willow End area of the Mount Estate in Milford Haven this week.

As a result of the raids, which took place on the morning  Friday  July 20, a quantity of drugs were seized and two males were arrested.

One male remains in custody and one has been released under investigation.

A police spokesperson told The Herald that an investigation into the matter is ongoing.

The spokesperson added: “Anyone with information on drug use is asked to report to police by calling 101, or anonymously contact Crimestoppers by calling 0800 555111.”

Police at the Mount Estate, Milford Haven on July 20, 2018 (Pic: Herald)

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