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raveDYFED POWYS POLICE are asking farmers, local landowners and community council to be on the alert over the next couple of weeks for warning signs of any illegal gatherings planned for their land – coinciding with the Summer period. 

Although there is no specific evidence of an event being planned for the County, social networking has made it easier for organisers to spread the word of events and numbers attending could quickly grow. Gatherings – such as illegal Raves – can cause considerable anxiety to the community and if they are not dealt with swiftly, they are difficult to stop or otherwise control, due often to the sheer numbers of persons involved and the safety aspects surrounding breaking up such an event. Nigel Hayes, Police Licensing Officer for Pembrokeshire, said: There is also little doubt that events are very well planned, organised and that local knowledge is important in drawing down the main group to a particular ‘vulnerable’ field, or area of land which has been targeted previously as a suitable venue. “Farmers, landowners and local communities are encouraged to report any suspicious activity immediately to the Police; this may be an unusual numbers of vehicles, especially camper vans, vans or trucks in the locality, illegal trespassers who may be doing ‘recce’ of sites in advance of the event.” Members of the public are also urged to be vigilant of persons who approach landowners or enquiring for land, in the guise of hiring for apparently acceptable activities such as gymkhanas and scouts/guides events. Sergeant Martin Vaughan also said: There has also been a marked increase in unplanned ‘Beach Parties’ throughout Pembrokeshire County during the year, which have attracted large numbers of youths/school children gathering at the locations with considerable amounts of alcohol in their possession. The vast majority of the youths are aged between 14 and 17 years and due to the alcohol consumption of some attendees, there has been a dramatic increase in Anti-Social Behaviour (ASB) related incidents, criminal damage and a negative impact on the community in general. We would urge parents to be aware of the consequences of supplying their children with alcohol and dropping them off unsupervised at these types of gatherings. To contact Dyfed-Powys Police call 101 and ask to speak to Duty Sergeant or Duty Inspector at Haverfordwest Police Station.

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Haverfordwest: Man detained under Mental Health Act on bypass bridge

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POLICE assisted a man who was sat on the road bridge above Freeman’s way in Haverfordwest on Sunday night (May 19).

He was taken to hospital, as he was believed to be suffering from mental health problems.

A spokesman for Dyfed-Powys Police told The Herald: “We received a report concerning the welfare of a man, who was sitting on the bridge above Freeman’s Way, Haverfordwest, at around 10.40pm on Sunday.

“The man was detained under the mental health act a short time later and taken to hospital.“He was not injured. Freeman’s Way was closed for around 10 minutes.”

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Milford Haven: Police called to Charles Street incident

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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?

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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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