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Milford Haven: Armed police arrest four following alleged assault

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ARMED OFFICERS assisted Milford Haven police on Tuesday evening (Jun 12) to execute a raid on a property in Elm Lane, Mount Estate.

Sixteen police officers, including dog handlers, emerged from six vehicles and cordoned off a property at around 10.30pm, as up to fifty local residents stood by and watched.

Police have said the response followed a report of an assault at a property.

Four people were arrested following the raid – two 26-year-old men, a 47-year-old man, and a 23-year-old woman.

All four have released under investigation pending further enquiries.

After the area was secure, officers with guns drawn went up to the property and shouted: “Armed police, if you are in there open up!”

After no one answered the door, and with police dogs barking, other officers went around to the patio doors at the rear of the property and gained entry.

Shouts of “Police don’t move!” echoed over the council estate as neighbours watched in stunned silence.

Put your hands up: Police arrest suspect in Mount Estate (Pic: Herald)

The men stood with their hands on their heads while police pointed semi-automatic weapons and tasers at them. The laser target was clearly visible on their chests as they stood waiting to be handcuffed.

Police officers thoroughly searched the arrested persons stating they had intelligence that they may have knives or weapons.

One resident told the Herald that the same address had been raided before. She said: “Yeah the cops did this address a few times, and now they are back again.”

One of the arrested men shouted: “I haven’t done nothing, I haven’t done nothing, why are you arresting me?”

By around midnight the individuals arrested had been transported to local police stations, and the police left the scene. The council were on hand to make the property secure, and an ambulance was on standby in case of any injuries during the raid.

A police spokesperson said: “Dyfed-Powys Police was called to a report of an assault at Mount Estate, Milford Haven, shortly after 10pm yesterday (June 12).

“Neighbourhood Policing Team officers attended within six minutes. Armed response officers also attended.

“A property at Elm Lane was secured and four people were arrested for assault – two 26-year-old men, a 47-year-old man, and 23-year-old woman.

“All four have released under investigation pending further enquiries.”

This latest operation follows a number of raids at the estate for drugs, as part of a wider operation in Pembrokeshire. Last month, police said that they had taken several thousands of pounds of illegal narcotics off the streets and recovered considerable sums of cash. As part of the operation they used chainsaws to cut down front doors, using American shock- and-awe tactics.

 

 

 

 

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County Councillor Dai Boswell guilty of child rape

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THE FORMER Pembroke mayor, Cllr Dai Boswell, has been convicted of child rape and three counts of indecently assaulting a child by a jury at Swansea Crown Court today (Jun 18).

In relation to three other allegations of indecent assault, Boswell was cleared.

The offences are said to have taken place between 1991 and 1994 and relate to two children who were under 13 at the time.

Boswell served in the Army for more than 12 years and was well known locally as district parade marshal for the Royal British Legion.

The Pembrokeshire County Councillor was immediately remanded into custody

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One thousand march to save Withybush Hospital A&E services

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Over 1,000 people marched in Haverfordwest today (June 16) to show their support for the A&E department at Withybush General Hospital.

The protesters marched from Haverfordwest football club, leaving  at 11.30am and made their way via Bridge Street to Castle Square, and then around to the Riverside Shopping Centre, and back to the field behind the football club where a family fun day had been organised.

There were rumours that there would be inclement weather for the protest, but just on cue, the sun came out as the first walkers left the field for what many were describing as a “now or never” attempt to retain services at Withybush.

Conservative politicians joined the march including local MP’s Simon Hart and Stephen Crabb as well as Paul Davies AM. County Councillors and representatives from the Labour party were also at the protest, amongst others.

Stephen Crabb MP told The Herald that all of the University Health Board’s proposals for Withybush Hospital included a “downgrade”, and that this was not acceptable for the people of Pembrokeshire. In a passionate interview with Herald TV he said that today was the day that “local people fight for the services that they deserve.”

Mr Crabb said that he knew that recruitment of staff was a “challenge across the whole of the UK” but the Health Board need to be told they need to do more for Pembrokeshire.

Just before the protest, the admin of the Save Withybush Group on Facebok posted: “Over 22,000 have joined this group and almost 23,000 have signed the petition so we know there is massive support among the people of Pembrokeshire to save our hospital. Now we just need everyone to turn out this Saturday and show Hywel Dda Health Board that we mean business and that they will not get away with closing our A&E or any of the vital services at Withybush.”

Drivers of vehicles honked their horns as they drove past the protest which was led by musicians from the Saint City Jazz Band from St Davids.

Many people told Herald reporters that they felt that the hospital had been “deliberately undermined” ans that uncertainty created by the Health Board themselves in relation to hospital services was having a negative effect on the recruitment of staff.

This large march and fun day is described by organisers as the first stage in a summer of action to fight for services at Withybush Hospital.

Those who have not already done so are urged to fill in the consultation document published by Hywel Dda University Health Board.

  • Photography by Mike Hillen and Aad Oostermeijer.
  • Additional reporting by Matthew Roberts

 

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Pembroke Dock: Dog in black bag found dead in water

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A SHOCKING image of a dead dog which was found in the water at Pembroke Port, wrapped in a black bag, has been sent to The Herald.

The image was sent to us by a local man who pulled the bag out of the water.

Once on the dry land, he realised that tragically the remains of a dog was inside.

The shocking uncensored image is below.

WARNING: Upsetting imagery follows.

A witness at the scene told the Herald that police were called to the scene following the discovery.

The man who made the discovery told us: “The bag was down floating by the tugs, Pembroke Port, it looked like a tent bag at first.

“We pulled it up and took it on the walkway to cut it open – we didn’t know what it was.

“Once it was opened, we could see there were stones inside, and then as we opened it more it was obvious the dog was inside.

“To be honest, it looked like it had been in there a while.”

The man then told us that as he left the scene, a member of the tugboats called the police.

“It’s not nice, horrible to see, not nice at all. It didn’t look like a young dog but you don’t have any idea really with it in that state,” he added.

The Herald has contacted Dyfed-Powys Police for more information.

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