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Steal and be Banned Scheme in force in Milford Haven

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SOME fourteen people are currently banned from over 20 shops in Milford Haven, police have confirmed.

They have been stopped from entering shops that are members of the Steal and Be Banned Scheme (SABB), which is run as a partnership between participating businesses and Dyfed-Powys Police.

The scheme has been running in the town for three years and is being proactively pushed at Christmastime to reduce theft and anti-social behaviour.

Anyone who steals or behaves anti socially in the participating shops will be banned for an indefinite period from all shops in the town displaying the SABB logo.

PCSO Dario Osmolak from Milford Haven Neighbourhood Policing Team said: “At present there are 14 people banned from entering shops participating in the scheme ranging from three to 12 months banning periods.

“Steal and Be Banned is an effective tool to help prevent, reduce and combat theft offences within the area.

“If anyone is arrested for theft in shops which are scheme members, they will be banned from not just that shop, but all shops that display the Steal and Be Banned poster.”

For more information on Steal and Be Banned, call 101 and ask for your local Neighbourhood Policing Team.

Pictured above: PCSO Daria Osmolak is discussing the Steal and Be Banned scheme with shopkeeper Lynn Turner of Snapdragon.

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Specialist officers undertaking detailed examination at tragic Lola’s home

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SPECIALIST police officers at are Princess Royal Way in Haverfordwest today (Aug 3) as part of the investigation into the death of a toddler last month.

Lola, two, died in hospital following an incident at her home address.

Two people, a man and a woman have been arrested.

A neighbour told The Pembrokeshire Herald: “We have seen a lot of police activity at the property.
“On Friday scenes of crime were back and took a large number of brown paper bags stuffed with items from the house.
“Since then, there has been a police presence outside 24 hours a day. Sometimes marked police cars, sometimes unmarked cars, and sometimes police vans.”
“The police are back here again now continuing to do forensic work at the property.”

A spokesperson for Dyfed-Powys Police told The Pembrokeshire Herald: “We continue to investigate the circumstances leading to the tragic death of a 2-year-old child following an incident on the July 17, 2020.

“Specialist officers continue to attend a property at Princess Royal Way undertaking examinations.”

Last month a police spokesperson told The Pembrokeshire Herald: “Officers were called to an address in Haverfordwest on the morning of Friday, 17 July 2020.
“The child tragically died in hospital on July 21.
“Our thoughts are with the family at this difficult time.
“The family are supported by specialist trained officers.
“Two people have been arrested on suspicion of assault and neglect, and the investigation is ongoing.
“Anyone with any information is asked to contact police at Pembrokeshire CID.”
Speaking on Wednesday, Superintendent Ross Evans said: “Pembrokeshire is a close-knit community, and we understand that the death of a child will be a cause for grief.
“However, we would appeal to the public to refrain from any actions that could impact the ongoing investigation, including comments shared online and on social media.
“Officers will be more visible in the local area over the coming days as enquiries continue, and any concerns can be addressed through them.”

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Haverfordwest drug dealer jailed for more than three years

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A MAN caught in possession of drugs twice in a month by Dyfed-Powys Police has been jailed for three years and nine months.

Nabil Ali Syed, aged 29, of St Issells Avenue, Merlin’s Bridge, Haverfordwest, pleaded guilty to four counts of possession with intent to supply drugs and two counts of possession when he appeared at Swansea Crown Court on Friday, 31 July.

“This sends a clear message that drug dealing will not be tolerated and when caught you are going to face a lengthy custodial sentence even if you are of a previously clean character, as was the case here,” said Phillip Jones.

Syed was first arrested when he was pulled over after concerns over the manner of his driving on the A40 near St Clears on April 18.

A subsequent search found a quantity of cocaine and other class A, B and C drugs in his possession.

A month later, on 19 May, Syed was stopped while walking in Hawthorn Rise, Haverfordwest, during checks over Covid-19 restrictions, when he was once again searched and found to be in possession of a quantity of cocaine and crack cocaine.

DC Jones added: “This is a positive result. Although he was relatively unknown to police, it is clear he was very active in drug supply in Pembrokeshire.

“We hope this result will send shockwaves to people involved in drug supply in West Wales.”

To report anything suspicious or concerns about the selling and taking of drugs in the community call 101, or report online. To report information anonymously, call the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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Porthgain: Stranded kayakers recovered by Fishguard RNLI

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A FAMILY of four in two kayaks became stranded on an isolated beach near Porthgain on Thursday evening (Jul 30).

The RNLI said: “The incident resulted in both Fishguard RNLI lifeboats launching to recover them and their kayaks.

“The all-weather lifeboat and inshore lifeboat launched at 8.30pm with full crews and were on scene at 9.30pm with the all-weather lifeboat standing off whilst the inshore lifeboat picked up the two parents and two children, who were all well, from the remote beach and delivered them and their kayaks back to Porthgain and then returned to base shortly before 11pm.”

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