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Milford Haven: Battle of the Mount continues

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ARMED POLICE were on the Mount Estate, Milford Haven, again in the early hours of Thursday morning (Jul 12) as officers arrested at least one male suspect in the night time operation which is seemingly part of an ongoing attempt by Dyfed-Powys Police to bring law and order to the embattled estate.

A Mount Estate resident living opposite where the arrest took place told the Herald: “I heard a series of bangs, which woke me up, I looked out of my window and I could see a man who had been pushed to the floor by armed officers.

“There was a lot of commotion, I was annoyed that I had been woken up as I had work early in the morning.

“It’s getting a bit ridiculous now. It seems like the police are there all the time.

“I know that police have got a job to do, but I feel like I am a prisoner living in cell block H on the Maze, not on the Mount in Milford Haven.”

Dyfed-Powys Police told the Herald: “Dyfed-Powys Police officers attended a domestic incident on the Mount Estate just before midnight on July 11.

“The suspect made off from the address.

“He was spotted by officers and safely detained.

“The 27-year-old man, from Hakin, was arrested on suspicion of assault by beating.

“He remains in police custody.”

The early hours operation followed an operation several weeks ago in which four residents were arrested.

During that raid, 16 police officers, including dog handlers, emerged from six vehicles and cordoned off a property at around 10.30pm, as up to 50 local residents stood by and watched.

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.

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Newgale: New £30m road proposed to combat coastal damage

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PEMBROKESHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL has revealed a preferred new route for a road around Newgale today (Sept 25) at an event in Roch.

The new stretch of road would begin at Pencym and end at a new roundabout near Roch.

A new route is needed due to fears about road closures during high tides and winds, as well as coastal damage caused by global warming.

Reports have suggested that the current Newgale road may not exist in 20 years times.

The new route could cost up to £30m – compared to £40m a proposed viaduct would cost – and would need funding from the Welsh Government.

A Welsh Government spokesman said: “Transport officials will continue to work closely with the authority as they progress with their studies and firm up their proposals for addressing the current problems with the A487.

“Welsh Government is open to consider an application for funding to move forward the development work.”

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MP calls on Welsh Government to explain broadband delays

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STEPHEN CRABB has called on the Welsh Government to come clean over broadband rollout delays.

Minister Julie James AM, whose responsibilities include digital infrastructure and inclusion, has been urged to explain the reasons for delays to the rollout of superfast broadband to rural properties across Wales.

Last year, the Superfast Cymru scheme saw BT receive £425m in return for connecting the vast majority of premises in Wales to next-generation broadband.

When the contract ended, 90,000 mainly rural properties still had not been connected. Further details of another scheme to complete the work were due to be announced in July, but at the start of August, Julie James AM suddenly announced that ‘unforeseen issues’ were causing delays which could not be further discussed because of ‘commercial confidentiality’.

Stephen Crabb, MP for Preseli Pembrokeshire, said: “It’s simply unacceptable for the Minister responsible to announce delays to the next stage of Broadband rollout but refuse to explain why. Access to reliable, fast broadband is of increasing importance to businesses, large and small, in Pembrokeshire and I have worked with many across the constituency to improve their broadband access.

“However, the digital divide continues to exist with rural communities in Pembrokeshire suffering again. It is an inescapable fact that delivery of broadband infrastructure is devolved to the Welsh Government and Julie James AM should now come forward and explain the reasons for these delays.”

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Air ambulance lands at ‘serious’ crash scene

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THE WALES AIR AMBULANCE has landed at the scene of a serious crash this morning (Sept 25) between the Sentry Cross and Honeyborough roundabouts on the A477.

Posts on Facebook from witnesses at the scene say a man is being treated by paramedics.

Police have said one car was involved in the incident.

In addition to the helicopter, Dyfed-Powys Police, the Welsh Ambulance Service and Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service are at the scene.

The road is currently closed with diversions in place.

A police spokesperson said:  “Dyfed-Powys Police is at the scene of a serious RTC between the Sentry Cross and Honeyborough roundabouts, Pembrokeshire.

“The A477 stretch between those roundabouts is currently closed while emergency services deal with the incident. One car is involved; the driver has received serious injuries.

“No further information is available at this time.”

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