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Kurdish man jailed for attempted teen abduction



swansea crown courtA KURDISH national who tried to abduct two schoolgirls from the streets of Pembrokeshire has been jailed today.

Saman Osmanzadeh, 25, carried out almost identical attacks three days apart and twice sexually assaulted his second victim.

Osmanzadeh, of Goshawk Road, Haverfordwest, was convicted unanimously after a trial at Swansea crown court of two offences of attempted abduction and two of sexual assault.

Judge Paul Thomas said the eventual sentence would be one of immediate prison. He said there was a danger of Osmanzadeh re-offending and he remanded him into custody meanwhile. Osmanzadeh will be sentenced later this month after a probation officer has prepared a report into his background.

The girls, both aged 15, told the jury how Osmanzadeh had tried to force them into his car on the pretext of giving them a lift home for their own safety.

The first girl had been approached as she walked home near Crundale Park on November 26. Osmanzadeh, she said, put an arm around her and tried to walk her to his car but she resisted.

The second girl said on November 29 she had been waiting for her then boyfriend in Swan Square, Haverfordwest, when Osmanzadeh began talking to her. He told her she was beautiful and twice kissed her on the cheek.

She said she began shaking with fear as Osmanzdeh tried to get her into his car, and when that failed tried to walk her around the back of a Chinese restaurant.

Osmanzadeh gave up when her boyfriend arrived.

After his arrest a few days later, Osmanzadeh, said he had been concerned for the safety of the first girl because she was walking alone and in the dark.

He told police the second girl had initiated the conversation and had given him a hug. He denied trying to get her into his car or around the back of the restaurant.

After the verdicts, Judge Thomas said Osmanzadeh had been found guilty “of serious matters” and a prison sentence was inevitable.

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Milford Haven: Police called to Charles Street incident



MILFORD HAVEN police responded to an emergency call from Charles Street in Milford Haven this afternoon (May 20).

Several officers attended following reports of a man injured on the pavement.

Our reporter at the scene said that a male was conscious but nursing injuries to his head

There are over 15 officers at the scene.

A male has been arrested and taken into custody in a police van.



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Willy make the council fix the road?



DRIVERS in and around the Maenclochog area are still recovering today after a hardened vandal spray-painted yellow penises along a stretch of road near Morvil.
The road, just off the B4313, was targeted with graffiti because of the number of potholes scattered along it’s length.
Locals have dubbed the cock-sure artist as ‘Wanksy’ and have discovered that whoever drew the penises also wrote ‘Follow the yellow d### road’.
Some of the penises have been drawn around more sizeable potholes, but simply pointing disapprovingly at the smaller ones.
If you want to report a pothole, the chosen method is still via the Pembrokeshire County Council website.
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Hakin: Young male arrested following allegation of assault



FIVE police vehicles descended on a property in Hakin at lunchtime today following a 999 call reporting an assault.

Officers entered the property in Observatory Avenue and after about ten minutes a young male was brought out in handcuffs.

A spokesman from the police press office told The Herald: “Police were called to Observatory Avenue to a report of an assault at around 1pm today (Monday, May 20).”

The spokesman added: “A 23-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of assault and is currently in police custody.”

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