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Pembroke Dock: PC Garland arrests wanted man after recognising his distinctive tattoo

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A PEMBROKESHIRE police officer identified and arrested a man suspected to be part of a criminal group after recognising his distinctive tattoo.

The man was of interest to eight other forces, having travelled through after committing offences, and was pulled over in Pembroke Dock.

Police across the country had been asked to look out for the car, which was believed to have a member of a group with an extensive offending history inside.

The man was suspected of having carried out recent thefts.

When Dyfed-Powys Police officer PC Rob Garland saw the car leaving Pembroke Dock on the A477 on Tuesday, March 24, he pulled it over and detained the driver and passenger in handcuffs.

The passenger made attempts to conceal his identity, but PC Garland quickly spotted a tattoo which confirmed he was the person of interest.

PC Garland said: “I could see a tattoo on his wrist, which was of his son’s name.

“He was refusing to tell me who he was, but I explained that I could find out who he was from tattoos and by using something called Live Scan. He soon realised he had to confirm his identity.”

Checks revealed he had 70 previous convictions, and a history of being armed with knives and firearms.

He was arrested and taken to a meeting point to be collected by colleagues from another force, while the driver was released.

Pembrokeshire Superintendent Ross Evans said: “This was an excellent piece of proactive work by our teams in the force control room and out on division, resulting in the arrest of a man wanted by not just one force, but eight.

“Thanks to the information supplied by our colleagues at another force, our officers were able to correctly identify the man as being the wanted suspect, and quickly made arrangements which will allow their investigation to continue expeditiously.

“Even as we face challenges in the current climate, we continue to deny criminals the use of the roads and make Dyfed-Powys a hostile place for them travel to.”

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Pembrokeshire restaurant fined over ‘gluten free’ takeaway meal

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A SAUNDERSFOOT food business operator has been fined £320 for supplying a takeaway meal that contained gluten, having said that it was a gluten free dish.

On February 19 last year, as part of Pembrokeshire County Council’s sampling programme, an officer visited Sao Mai Dragon takeaway, which specialises in Cantonese and Vietnamese food, to check allergen controls.

The business had been given advice about the importance of providing accurate information about allergens as part of their previous food safety inspection.

The officer arrived to collect an order placed by telephone, during which the officer had requested a dish that would be suitable for someone suffering from a gluten allergy.

The officer was told that lots of the available dishes would be suitable, including sweet and sour chicken balls in batter. The officer asked on two additional occasions if this dish was definitely safe for someone with an allergy to gluten.

Each time she was informed that it was and that the batter was made using cornflour, not wheat flour.

A sample of the dish was sent for analysis and on 13th March 2020, the officer received a Public Analyst’s certificate stating that the meal did contain gluten.

Mr Luyen van Nguyen, the business owner, appeared at Haverfordwest Magistrates’ Court in person and unrepresented on Friday, 15th January 2021.

He entered a guilty plea and stated that it was his wife who had dealt with the order.

He added that she should not have done so as she usually works in the kitchen and probably didn’t understand what was required.

He also stated that he was receiving government support since lockdown and that the business was closed.

As well as the fine, costs of £1000 were also awarded to the County Council.

After the case the Council’s Cabinet Member for Environment, Public Protection and Welsh Language, Cris Tomos, said: “It is absolutely vital that food businesses provide accurate information about allergens.

Where they are catering for allergy sufferers this can literally be a matter of life and death.

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Two charged in connection with Haverfordwest cannabis grow

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TWO suspects have been charged in connection with an investigation into drugs being brought to Kent from Wales.
Kent Police officers on patrol during the morning of Monday 18 January 2021, stopped a black Jaguar X Type car in Hythe.
They recovered cannabis and a substance believed to be cocaine as well as around £12,000 in cash.
Assisted by officers from Dyfed-Powys Police, a warrant was later carried out at a property in Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, where a cannabis cultivation was found.
Nicholas Moulder, 48, and 19-year-old Thomas Moulder, both of Kensington Gardens in Haverfordwest were charged with being concerned in the production of, supplying and possessing cannabis.
Nicholas Moulder was also charged with possession of cocaine, and driving while unfit through drugs.
Both are due to appear at Folkestone Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday 19 January.
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Storm Christoph set to batter Wales says Met Office [Video]

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STORM Christoph will cause heavy rain and flooding in Wales on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, the Met Office has said.

Forecasters are warning that there could be up to 200mm in some parts of north Wales and say that the heaviest and “most persistent” rain will be in Wales.

The warning states: “Several days of persistent, and occasionally heavy, rain are expected to affect the region as Storm Christoph affects the UK.

The heaviest and most persistent rain is likely to be across Wales and the high ground of northern England.

“By early Thursday, 30-60 mm of rain is expected to have fallen widely across the warning area, with 100-150 mm over the high ground of Wales and northern England.

“Up to 200 mm is possible across parts of north Wales and northwest England.

“Melting snow across higher parts of the Pennines may exacerbate the potential for flooding. Strong winds will also accompany the rainfall and may add to travelling difficulties across areas higher and more exposed routes.”

The warning is in place from midnight on Tuesday until noon on Thursday (January 21).

Welsh forecaster Derek Brockway says: “Large rainfall totals on high ground in south and northwest Wales.

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