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Driver’s face slashed in attempted Friday night car-jacking

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A 32-YEAR-OLD man from Pembroke says that he was slashed in the face by a man who smashed the driver’s side window of his car and tried to take his keys.

The incident happened, says Wayne Edge, when he was driving in the rain at around 5.30pm on Friday (Nov 30) on the road between Freshwater West and Angle.

Wayne said that as he drove past the main car park on his way to make a customer delivery, he passed a black car with its lights on which he says he thought was ‘strange at the time’.

Wayne says that the first of two men stepped out in front of his car about 200 yards from the junction – near the new cottage at the top of the road.

Wayne said: “I stopped, then a second man yanked my hand and I felt a sharp pain, he cut my face, he actually cut from the middle of my cheek to my lip. It’s quite a big gash – it’s all stitched up now.

“As it happened I put my foot down and drove off. I called 999 and the operator told me to carry on to the police station and an ambulance was waiting for me when I got there.”

On Saturday night (Dec 1) Wayne posted on Facebook saying: “Guys please aware of travelling angle fresh west way as tonight two people stopped me, smashed the window and tried to take keys when they couldn’t I was slashed in the face, please be careful and don’t travel alone out that way.”

His post has been shared over 1000 times.

On Sunday (Dec 2) he posted on Facebook: “Does anybody know anyone that was at Freshwater West beach on Friday between 5.30 and 6pm?”

He added: “They were parked opposite the car park where the toilet block is, was raining so didn’t properly see car but looked like a small black/dark coloured car maybe a Clio or Corsa, they were in the lay-by with lights on, Incident happened about 5 minutes after passing them, if anybody knows someone that was out there at that time please contact me please.”

Wayne told The Herald: “My car and clothes were taken for forensics, I’ve been back to the scene with police to show them where it happened and have had the crime photographer here today to take pictures, have not had an update yet.”

When asked for a description Wayne said: “The person in front was wearing a dark coat with hood up but not sure if he had a beard or something covering his face because of the rain the one who smashed the window I didn’t see properly because it happened so fast.”

“Two violent people are still out there.”

A Dyfed-Powys Police spokesperson said: “Dyfed-Powys Police is investigating an assault which is reported to have taken place as a man was driving along the B4219 Freshwater West towards the B4320 Angle to Pembroke Road.

“The victim reports approaching the junction, when a man stood in the road and caused him to stop, before a second man approached the vehicle and smashed the driver’s window.

“The victim sustained a laceration to his cheek during the incident.

“All available police resources were directed to the area and an extensive search was carried out, but no offenders were traced.

“Officers have carried out anniversary checks in the area over the following days, speaking to drivers who might have been on the road around the time of the incident.

“Residents are likely to see a higher than usual police presence in the area over the coming days as officers carry out additional enquiries.

“Anyone who was driving along this road at around 5.40pm – especially any drivers who might have dash cam footage – is asked to contact Dyfed-Powys Police by calling 101 and quoting reference 255 of November 30.”

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Climate change protesters pack the streets of Haverfordwest

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Hundreds of protestors flooded the streets of Haverfordwest today to join in one of the biggest global climate strikes to date.

The event took place at County Hall from 11am on Friday, September 20, where hundreds flocked in unison to show their support for the many global activists around the world in protest of the way we live on our planet.

Leading the charge for the world-wide events were multiple organisations including Extinction Rebellion and UK Student Climate Network, as well as 16-year-old Greta Thunberg, a Swedish activist for the planet’s well-being. Children all across the globe have been puled out of their schools to join the protests for change on how we consume our planet’s resources and these acts have been met with mixed responses.

Some are happy that others are taking a stand for the greater good of our planet, whilst others seem to be disgruntled by all the commotion the protests have caused in their areas.

At County Hall in Haverfordwest, singing and chanting could be heard as the school children, toddlers, pensioners, families and college students all joined the call for imminent action to tackle the climate emergency.

The climate protest was also attended by Cllr David Simpson and director of development Dr Steven Jones, who assured the public that the authority was working towards its zero carbon goal.

In a statement on Facebook, Extinction Rebellion said: “Hundreds turned out to support today’s Global Climate Strike in Haverfordwest alongside hundreds of thousands around the world! A clear message was delivered and responded to by the leader of Pembrokeshire County Council who has invited you to be represented in their work in months to come to meaningfully address the climate emergency in our beautiful county and beyond. The tide is rising, and so are we!”

The protests ended as the groups made their way to Castle Square, where final chants and songs echoed around Haverfordwest.

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Refinery protest over: Two activists arrested at scene, others reported for summons

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THE PROTEST organised by Extinction Rebellion at Valero Refinery came to an end last night (Sept 19).

Specialist officers were deployed to the scene and as a result of that, two protestors were arrested for unlawful obstruction of the highway and transferred to Haverfordwest custody.

Others who took part, police said, decided to end their protest and have been reported for summons and the items used by them have been seized by the police.

Police said: “All protestors have now left the area and police are maintaining high visibility patrols.”

Superintendent Robyn Mason said: “Officers spoke to the protesters and partner agencies throughout the day to ensure a balance was maintained between allowing people the right to peaceful protest and the requirement to ensure the safety of, and minimise the disruption to, business and the community. We will continue to monitor the situation.”

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Pembroke Dock: Man hospitalised after ‘jumping through pizza shop window’

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A PEMBROKE DOCK man has been taken to hospital after becoming injured by glass in Pembroke Dock.

According to a passing motorist a male was seen shouting and screaming in the street – he was being restrained by others.

He then jumped into the glass window of the PizzaTime take away in Meyrick Street, cutting his stomach on the glass.

Multiple police vehicles and an ambulance attended the incident which took place at around 15.30 HRS.

The road was temporarily blocked.

Once police car remains on scene (16:49 HRS)

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