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Skate Jam was a huge success

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skateLOCAL SKATEBOARDERS flocked to Haverfordwest Skatepark on Saturday to compete in the Opening Skate Jam in the hope of qualifying for NASS, where they have the chance to compete to win £25,000. 

The sun was shining and the weather couldn’t have been any better. Maverick Industries, hosts of the event kicked the day off with an invite for the Oath UK team riders to participate in a 15 minute demo of the park for the spectators. Oath UK are a new brand who import skateboards made of bamboo from the US, which aims to tackle stakeboarding industries’ abuse of Maple wood. Bamboo is a significantly better option for the environment than traditional hardwoods, and the team riders represent and promote Oath UK’s work, as well as themselves as skaters. All four team riders for Oath UK, Matthew Morgan, Jack Steele, Conor Ratcliff and Dan Katchi competed in the event and made it through to the top six. Gareth Thomas clinched the win of the day, qualifying for NASS, with Matthew Morgan coming in second and Jack Steel ran in third. Conor Ratcliff had a great run and was sure to raise eyebrows when he dropped into the bowl, but didn’t quite manage to land his tricks and sadly ran out of time. They were also so impressed they even created a 4th place prize for Dan Katchi who busted a gut but failed to land his trademark laser flip. Lewis Parfitt, founder of Oath UK said: “I am so proud of the Oath team riders. They represented our brand so well with their hard work and dedication. To finish 2nd, 3rd and 4th in the competition was just wonderful and capped off what has been a truly brilliant day enjoyed by all, and I’m sure we will all see a lot more from these boys in the future”.

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Police warn motorists after thefts from cars in Haverfordwest

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‘LOCK your car’ drivers are warned, following a two-day spate of thefts in Haverfordwest.

Eight thefts were reported between January 13 and 14, from unlocked cars parked across the town.

Officers are advising people to double check they have locked their cars, and to remove valuables from vehicles overnight.

Among the stolen items was over £1,000 in cash, a laptop, a number of bank cards, a Stihl chainsaw, worth £700, and beauty products worth around £650. Many items have since been recovered.

Two men, aged 20, have been arrested on suspicion of theft from a motor vehicle, and a third man, aged 19, on suspicion of handling stolen goods, in connection to the thefts. All three have been released under investigation while enquiries continue.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Dyfed-Powys Police either by calling 101. If you are Deaf, hard of hearing or speech impaired text the non-emergency number on 07811 311 908.

Quote reference: DPP/0030/14/01/2020/01/C

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Milford Haven: Police appeal after hair salon burgled

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POLICE in Milford Haven are investigating a burglary at Cut-Away Hair Salon, Priory Street, which occurred at approx. 3am on Thursday (Jan 16).

Around £200 in cash has been stolen, some of which was donations intended for a local charity.

Officers are keen to speak to anyone with information which could help the investigation, and in particular, anyone in the Priory Street area who has CCTV.

T/Sergeant for Milford Haven, Haydon Mathias, said: “Burglaries to small, local businesses like this cause distress and disrupt both the owner and the wider community. Rest assured we are doing all we can to identify the suspect and bring swift justice for the victim.”

Business owners are being advised to take appropriate steps to secure their properties:

“Don’t leave large sums of money in the premises overnight, and install CCTV– affordable cameras are readily available online.

“Specialist officers are able to provide crime prevention advice to any business with concerns about the security of their property, whether you have been a victim of crime or not.” Sgt. Mathias continued.

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Milford Haven: Appeal for information after museum windows smashed

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MILFORD HAVEN MUSEUM is asking for help after vandals struck around midnight, January 15.

The museum, based on The Docks, posted on Facebook saying: “Last night at around midnight three youths thought it would be funny to throw a traffic cone at one of the windows at the museum, breaking two panes of glass.
“If anyone saw anything please let PC Baxter 856 know by calling 101.”

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