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Barrister says his client ”was not responsible”

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A JURY in a murder trial may hear from the victim from beyond the grave, a judge has been told.

Joanna Elizabeth Hall, aged 30, survived for three weeks after being attacked at her home in Cresswell Street, Tenby, on March 16th.
John Hipkin, representing the prosecution, said at the trial of Steven Daniel Williams later this year the jury may be shown witness statements made by Miss Hall before her death.
Williams, also 30, denies her murder.
Mr Hipkin on Tuesday updated Judge Keith Thomas at Swansea crown court on progress of the case.
Williams’ barrister, Chris Clee QC, said his client “was not responsible and he remembers that he was not responsible.”
Williams was originally charged with attempting to murder Joanna Hall in March at a property at Cresswell Street, Tenby. The area was cordoned off for over 24 hours following the incident.
The victim survived the attack but died three weeks later of her injuries.
The case will now be passed to a High Court judge and the next hearing will be on September 6th before Mr Justice Wyn Williams.
Mr Hipkin said it was unlikely the trial would start before November 14th.

Williams was further remanded in custody.

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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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