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Business break-ins shock town

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FOUR burglaries over four days have shocked both residents and business owners in Milford Haven alike.
In the early hours of Tuesday morning (Nov 26) there was a break-in at the Cohen’s Chemist which is part of the Manchester Square Medical Centre. It is understood that the window was broken in the early hours of the morning with a claw hammer – it was the second break-in at the pharmacy in recent weeks in similar circumstances. The Herald was told that several prescription drugs were stolen from the store.
A man, who has been charged with burglary of the Factory Shop in Charles Street, Milford Haven, appeared in magistrates’ court yesterday.
Thomas John Picton, 34, has been charged with a burglary which occurred in the early hours of Wednesday (Nov 27), at what was formerly the Woolworth store in Charles Street, Milford Haven.
Police were seen conducting a search at a property in Hakin connected to Picton on Wednesday – officers with gloves took evidence connected with the case from the property following an intensive search.
It is understood that this was following Picton’s arrest.
He was remanded to appear at Llanelli Magistrates Court this morning, November 28, 2019.
A number of other commercial properties in Milford Haven have also been subject to break-ins over the last few days.
These are under investigation by the police.
On the same night that The Original Factory Shop was broken in to, there was also a break-in at a shop in the Gallery Precinct.
Kyleigh Coe confirmed that her premises was broken into and that there was blood left at the scene.

The Welsh Bakery and Gingers Café on Robert Street, Milford Haven was broken into on Thursday morning (Nov 28).
The management put an appeal on Facebook asking for anyone with information to come forward.
The crimes seemed to be similar with the assailant gaining entry after breaking a window facing the main road, with a tool or implement.
A spokesperson for Dyfed-Powys Police said: “Dyfed-Powys Police is investigating three burglaries which have occurred in Milford Haven over the last three days.
“Sometime overnight 25/26 a number of items were stolen from two business properties, one in Fulke Street and one in a precinct off Charles Street.
“Sometime overnight November 27/28 a quantity of cash was stolen for a business premises in Robert Street, Milford Haven”.
Anyone with information that could help officers with their investigation is asked to report it to Dyfed-Powys Police by calling 101.

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Pembroke: Leave teenage girls alone, sex offender told

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A SEX OFFENDER from Ashdale Lane, Pembroke has been jailed for repeatedly ignoring court orders which were put in place to protect young girls.
Gareth Thomas James Flynn, aged 41, frightened a 14-year-old girl who refused to get off a bus in case he managed to find out where she lived.
41-year-old Gareth Thomas James Flynn scared a 14-year-old girl because she refused to get of a bus, frightened he would learn her address.
He admitted breaching a Sexual Harm Prevention Order and was jailed today for a year.
Sitting at Swansea Crown Court, Judge Geraint Walters berated the defendant.  His Honour said that Flynn had shown a complete disregard for the original SHPO.
The judge said: “Leave teenage girls alone. They are scared of you”
He told Flynn he would be on licence for 12 months after his release from prison, and he reminded him that the SHPO remained in place.

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Narberth: ‘My mum’s camper was stolen and found burned out down the road’

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A CAMPER VAN stolen on Thursday night in Narberth was found burned a short distance from where it was parked, the owner’s son has said.

Zachary Bunce posted an appeal on Facebook on Friday morning saying: “Can every single one of my friends please share this my mother’s Ford transit campervan was stolen last night in the Narberth area can people please be on the lookout for this van as my mother is completely heartbroken.”

But three hours later he updated the post to say: “Thank you everyone who shared, sadly my mums van was driven 1.3 miles down the road and driven into a ditch and burnt it out.

Mr Bunce has said on that the incident has been captured on CCTV, and took place at 2.10am in the morning (Jan 24).
Anyone with any information should contact the police on 101.

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Hook: Police and school confirm death of boy, 13

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POLICE are investigating the sudden death of a 13-year-old boy from Hook on Wednesday (Jan 22)

A police spokesman told The Pembrokeshire Herald: “Dyfed-Powys Police is investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a 13-year-old boy, from the Hook area of Pembrokeshire.

“The death is not being treated as suspicious at this time. Next of kin have been advised and are being supported.”

A letter was sent out to parents and carers by Haverfordwest High VC School headteacher Jane Harries following the death. The letter reads: “It is with great sadness that I have to inform you about the sudden death of a year nine pupil at our school.

“The children in Year nine were told this morning by myself and other pupils were told by their teachers during their lesson this afternoon. The full detail surrounding the death are not known at this stage – but children have been reassured that this is something that does not happen very often. Your child may or may not want to talk bout it, but it is likely that he/she will need your special care, attention and reassurance at this difficult time.

“We are deeply affected by the death, but we are trying, for the children’s sake, to keep the school as normal as possible over the coming days, whilst allowing the children opportunities to talk about the pupil if they wish to. Trained support staff and counsellors are helping to support us through this difficult time. If you feel that your child needs extra support, please let us know.

“Our thoughts are with the pupil’s family at this difficult time, and the whole school community sends them our sincerest sympathy and support. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact your child’s achievement leader, or Miss Thomas, pastoral support manager. Paul Lucas, chairman of the governing body at Haverfordwest High VC School, said: “The governors are shocked at the tragic loss of this young student. The family are in our thoughts at this very sad time.”

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