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18 year sentence for sick Haverfordwest paedophile Kevin John

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A HAVERFORDWEST sex offender videoed himself raping an young girl whilst she was unconscious, Swansea Crown Count heard on Monday (Jul 20).
Kevin John, 49, of Coronation Avenue, plied his victim with alcohol to the point where she was out cold, and then recorded the horrendous assault on his mobile.
The court heard that this youngster was one of several girls John sexually assaulted. John admitted that his offending spanned over 20 years.
John had a sick collection of thousands of indecent and extreme images.
Sentencing him to an extended 18-year sentence, a Judge Geraint Walters said he posed a significant risk to young girls.
Barrister Jim Davies, acting for the CPS, explained to the court that John’s offending was only discovered when someone glimpsed an image on his mobile phone. The concerns were reported to police, and an investigation uncovered the offending.
When police raided his home, they found he had 97 computers, laptops, tablets and other electronic devices, and around 1,000 DVDs and CDs.
Officers uncovered almost 9,000 indecent films and pictures, including one showing him raping an unconscious schoolgirl. Other clips were of young girls he had secretly recorded.
Speaking after the sentencing Dyfed-Powys Police detective inspector Richard Lewis said: “Today’s sentence sees a prolific sexual predator sent to prison.
“This has been a detailed and sensitive investigation from the outset, involving a number of vulnerable victims and witnesses. Their courage in speaking out and the information they shared with us was invaluable in getting John to court. It is very likely that their bravery will have prevented others from being subjected to similar vile abuse.
“We are hopeful that they can draw strength from this sentence and from the courage and character they have displayed throughout.”
He added: “Police officers throughout Pembrokeshire played a role in this enquiry, and I would like to convey my sincere thanks to all staff involved for their professionalism and dedication in what has been a challenging and sensitive enquiry.”
Judge Walters said that the victim of the 2003 assault which was never prosecuted had been let down, but now allegations made by young people and children were treated with the seriousness they deserve – “a change of attitude long-overdue”.
Speaking after the sentencing Dyfed-Powys Police detective inspector Richard Lewis told The Pembrokeshire Herald: “This sentence sees a prolific sexual predator sent to prison.
“This has been a detailed and sensitive investigation from the outset, involving a number of vulnerable victims and witnesses. Their courage in speaking out and the information they shared with us was invaluable in getting John to court. It is highly likely that their bravery will have prevented others from being subjected to similar vile abuse.
“We are hopeful that they can draw strength from this sentence and from the courage and character they have displayed throughout.”
He added: “Police officers throughout Pembrokeshire played a role in this enquiry, and I would like to convey my sincere thanks to all staff involved for their professionalism and dedication in what has been a challenging and sensitive enquiry.”

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Johnston: Police appeal after boy on scooter injured in collision

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POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a collision in Johnston, near Haverfordwest, on Wednesday (Aug 5).

A boy on a scooter sustained minor injuries during the collision, which took place at around 4.20pm.

A red 4×4 is also believed to have been involved.

Anyone who was in the area of the St Peters Road pelican crossing, or nearby Langford road, and either witnessed the collision or who has CCTV that covers this area is asked to get in touch with Dyfed-Powys Police

As spokesman said: “You can telephone 101 or email contactcentre@dyfed-powys.pnn.police.uk. If you are deaf, hard of hearing, or speech impaired you can text the non-emergency number on 07811 311 908. Please quote Dyfed-Powys Police Ref DP-20200805-249.”

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Police ask communities to stay alert to prevent raves this weekend

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Police are asking communities to stay alert to prevent raves this weekend.

As we head into the weekend, police are urging members of the public in Pembrokeshire and Carmarthenshire to help them prevent illegal raves from setting up in their communities.

A police operation, called #OpFlamenco, is urging people living in rural communities, including farmers and landowners, to report anything suspicious to Dyfed-Powys Police.

The information will help police respond swiftly as illegal raves arise and hopefully prevent them from happening or at the very least allow police to respond before they become established.

Superintendent Jon Cummins, Head of Specialist Operations for Dyfed-Powys Police, said:

“We know raves can cause anxiety to the community they are held in, and if not dealt with swiftly are difficult to stop due to the sheer numbers of people involved. There is also a safety concern involved in breaking-up such events. And as we’re currently faced with the pandemic, it is absolutely crucial that these types of gatherings do not take place.

“As a force, action is taken as soon as we gather any intelligence of an event being planned. We will continue to respond swiftly to reports of illegal gatherings, and where appropriate will prosecute those responsible in order to protect our communities. Officers will also be conducting proactive patrols of areas identified as possible sites for these types of gatherings.

“However, these types of illegal events are carefully co-ordinated to avoid police attention, and organisers will always try to find new ways to avoid being found out.

“We rely on the support of communities to report any suspicious activity immediately, so action can be taken to disrupt illegal gatherings swiftly. And there has never been a more important time for us all to look out for each other, and report anything that seems suspicious.

“I would encourage farmers, landowners and local communities to report anything they feel is suspicious or out of the ordinary either online at: http://bit.ly/DPPReportOnline, or by email at: contactcentre@dyfed-powys.pnn.police.uk, or by calling 101.”

Know the signs:

Unusual numbers of vehicles, especially camper vans, vans or trucks, seen in the locality.
Illegal trespassers may recce sites in advance of any rave

People may approach landowners and ask around for land, in the guise of hiring it for acceptable activities such as gymkhanas or scout camps.

If you suspect anyone who approaches you for land hire might not be who they say they are, please do not hesitate to contact police.

Social networks make it easier for organisers to spread the word – rave attendance numbers can grow hugely in short spaces of time, and locations can change quickly.

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Haverfordwest: Appeal for information following incident at Morrisons

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POLICE are investigating a shoplifting and assault allegation which occurred at approximately 3.20pm on Saturday (Aug 1) at Morrisons, Haverfordwest.

A teenage male was involved in an altercation with the store security guard after he and two older people, a male and a female, were stopped for the purpose of checking receipts as they exited the store.

All three had left the store before police arrival.

Police said: “There were a number of customers of the store who may have witnessed the incident.

“Anyone with information which could help the investigation is asked contact police.”

“Police can be contacted at contactcentre@dyfed-powys.pnn.police.uk, or by calling 101. If you are deaf, hard of hearing, or speech impaired text the non-emergency number on 07811 311 908.”

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