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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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Covid-19 vaccination venues and timeline announced for everyone locally over 50

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EVERY person in JCVI priority groups 5 to 9 will be offered a COVID-19 vaccination by 18 April, Hywel Dda University Health Board has confirmed.

While the health board’s vaccination programme has the capacity to offer a vaccine to everyone in groups 5 to 9 by the original target date of 4 April, the delivery plan has had to be adjusted based on confirmed vaccine deliveries.

Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion, and Pembrokeshire residents in priority groups 5 to 9 can expect to receive their vaccine as follows:

  • Group 5, people aged 65 – 69 years – delivered by GP practices between 15 February and 12 March
  • Group 6, people aged 16 years to 64 years with underlying health conditions and unpaid carers – delivered by GP practices between 22 February and 4 April
  • Group 7, people aged 60 – 64 years – delivered by mass vaccination centres starting 8 March
  • Group 8, people aged 55 – 59 years – delivered by mass vaccination centres starting 22 March
  • Group 9, people aged 50 – 54 years – delivered by mass vaccination centres starting 5 April

The health board currently has mass vaccination centres located in Aberystwyth, Cardigan, Haverfordwest, Tenby, Carmarthen and Llanelli.

Group 6 is significantly the largest cohort to be vaccinated to date and we understand that many in this group will be anxious to receive a vaccine. Please do not contact your GP or the health board to ask about your appointment, you will be contacted directly when it is your turn and we thank you for your patience.

People in groups 7, 8 and 9 will receive a letter with an appointment date and time. Please arrive as close to your appointment time as possible. The letter will include a phone number to contact the health board should you need to rearrange or cancel your appointment but please make every effort to keep your allocated appointment time.

Steve Moore, Chief Executive of Hywel Dda UHB, said: “While  our programme has had to slow  due to supplies, we want to reassure everyone in groups 5 to 9 that our amazing teams of vaccinators and GP practices have the capability and flexibility to deliver our vaccine supplies as they arrive into the region.

“Vaccine supplies will start to increase again from mid-March, and we are confident that everyone living in our three counties in the top 9 priority groups will be offered a vaccine by mid-April.

“In Hywel Dda we have an older population compared to some other health boards and so over 50% of our adult population will have been offered a vaccine by milestone 2.

“To be able to say that as we approach the anniversary of the first national lockdown is nothing short of extraordinary.

“And again, I must say thank you to everyone living in our three counties who continue to come forward in substantial numbers for the vaccine. Uptake remains remarkably high and we hope to see this continue through groups 5 to 9 and into group 10.”

People are asked, wherever possible, to use their own private transport to attend an appointment. Lifts can be accepted from someone in their household or support bubble, but not from anyone else due to the risk of transmission of the virus.

The health board has put in place transport support for anyone who may have difficulty attending their vaccination appointment. If you have no other means of travel, please contact the health board on 0300 303 8322 and we will be happy to assist.

Everyone in priority groups 1 to 4 should have received an offer of a vaccination. If you have not been contacted, or have changed your mind, please contact your GP at the earliest opportunity. No one will be left behind.

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Nolton Haven: Man hospitalised after getting into difficulties in sea

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A MAN was taken to hospital after getting into difficulties in the sea off Nolton Haven on Friday.

Emergency services were alerted at 2.40pm on February 26 by a 999 call to the control centre.

The Little Haven RNLI lifeboat, Broad Haven Coastguard, an ambulance crew and a Coastguard rescue helicopter assisted police in the operation.

The male casualty was stabilised on the beach and shortly before 4.30pm, was then transported to Withybush Hospital.

A police spokesman told The Herald: “We were called to a male who had got into difficulties in the water at Nolton Haven shortly before 3pm.

“He was taken to hospital by ambulance.”

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Cyclist killed on A40 was serving police officer, force confirms

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A CYCLIST who died after a crash with a van on the A40 in Carmarthenshire was a serving police officer with Dyfed-Powys Police, the force has confirmed in a statement to Herald.Wales.

The driver of the van involved in the crash, which happened on Thursday (Feb 25) has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving, it was confirmed on Friday (Feb 26).

Police are investigating the fatal collision, which caused the road to be closed for 12 hours, and are asking for any witnesses to come forward by calling 101.

37-year-old Lynwen Thomas, who is a former student at Ysgol Bro Myrddin, Croes-y-Ceiliog, Carmarthen, was a sergeant and a very well-respected member of Dyfed-Powys Police.

A spokesperson for the police said in a statement: “Our thoughts are with her family, friends and colleagues, who have all been offered specialist support. We ask that family members are given the privacy they need at this difficult time.”

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