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Asbestos exposure caused death

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EXPOSURE to asbestos throughout his working life led to the death of man from Saundersfoot, the Coroner for Pembrokeshire has said.

Brian Gilbert Tooth sadly passed away at the age of 79 on August 28, 2018, and his inquest was held at Milford Haven Town Hall on Thursday (Nov 29).

Coroners’ Officer for Pembrokeshire Mr Jeremy Davies said that Mr Tooth’s father had also been exposed to asbestos in his working life and that he would often come home in his overalls. His father also sadly passed away from exposure to asbestos.

Brian worked in the assembly area where asbestos was being used and dust would be generated from it which would be swept into the air.

In 1960 he became a mechanical graftsman in the same factory but was still breathing in the asbestos-contaminated air.

15 years later he left his work and began to train as a teacher. He later became a supply teacher until 2005 when he moved to Pembrokeshire.

In 2014, he was sadly diagnosed with Parkinsons disease and between June to November in 2017 he began having problems with his bowels leading to him having a colonoscopy.

He also began to suffer with a dry cough, breathlessness and back pain but this was put down to the Parkinsons.

However, it got worse and a CT scan on the upper part of his chest revealed he had a collapsed lung.

He later went into Glangwili hospital where it was discovered he had Mesothelioma. At Withybush Hospital he was given a terminal diagnosis.

Mr Tooth sadly began to deteriorate and he passed away at his home address in Saundersfoot.

Pembrokeshire Coroner Mark Layton said that the cause of his death was Mesothelioma and concluded that this came about as a result of coming into contact with asbestos.

He recorded that his death was due to industrial disease before passing on his condolences to the family members present at the inquest.

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Milford Haven: Police called to Charles Street incident

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MILFORD HAVEN police responded to an emergency call from Charles Street in Milford Haven this afternoon (May 20).

Several officers attended following reports of a man injured on the pavement.

Our reporter at the scene said that a male was conscious but nursing injuries to his head

There are over 15 officers at the scene.

A male has been arrested and taken into custody in a police van.

 

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Willy make the council fix the road?

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DRIVERS in and around the Maenclochog area are still recovering today after a hardened vandal spray-painted yellow penises along a stretch of road near Morvil.
The road, just off the B4313, was targeted with graffiti because of the number of potholes scattered along it’s length.
Locals have dubbed the cock-sure artist as ‘Wanksy’ and have discovered that whoever drew the penises also wrote ‘Follow the yellow d### road’.
Some of the penises have been drawn around more sizeable potholes, but simply pointing disapprovingly at the smaller ones.
If you want to report a pothole, the chosen method is still via the Pembrokeshire County Council website.
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Hakin: Young male arrested following allegation of assault

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FIVE police vehicles descended on a property in Hakin at lunchtime today following a 999 call reporting an assault.

Officers entered the property in Observatory Avenue and after about ten minutes a young male was brought out in handcuffs.

A spokesman from the police press office told The Herald: “Police were called to Observatory Avenue to a report of an assault at around 1pm today (Monday, May 20).”

The spokesman added: “A 23-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of assault and is currently in police custody.”

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