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Jail for attackers who scarred victim for life

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swansea crown courtTWO Milford Haven men who carried out an unprovoked attack that left their victim scarred for life have been jailed this week (Aug 20). Ralph Cullen, aged 41, and Robert Daines, 39, had admitted unlawfully wounding Andrew John Churchill on August 4, 2012.
Nicola Powell, prosecuting, told Swansea crown court how Mr Churchill had been in, or had previously been in, a relationship with Carly Stephens, Cullen’s ex-partner.
On August 8 there had been an incident which led to Miss Stephens being arrested. An issue arose about who would look after her children and Mr Churchill tried to get into the house and help.
Miss Powell said Cullen and Daines were already there and as Mr Churchill approached the front door Cullen hit him in the face.
Daines joined in and the next thing Mr Churchill could remember was waking up on the driveway with Daines on top of him raining down blows.
Police dealing with the earlier incident arrived on the scene and arrested Cullen, who told them to “f off.”
Officers arrested him and spotted Daines nearby with blood on his top.
“He was laughing and appeared to think it was funny. He was also arrested but continued to laugh at the police,” said Miss Powell.
During interviews Cullen maintained there had been a scuffle, during which Mr Churchill had fallen over. Daines declined to explain.
The court heard that Mr Churchill needed specialist treatment at Swansea’s Morriston hospital for fractures to his face. He spent three nights in hospital and now “constantly watched his back.”
He was also left with scars and felt that his face had changed.
The Judge, Mr Recorder Charles Fox, said Cullen and Daines had carried out a “two on one cowardly attack that caused pretty horrific injuries.”
And after the attack, neither of them seemed to have cared too much about what they had done to Mr Churchill.
Cullen, of Charles Street, and Daines, of Croft Avenue, were jailed for 12 months.
Mr Recorder Fox said the offending was too serious to suspend the jail terms.

 

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Welsh Deputy Minister visits New Farm Shop

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Pictured : Julie Morgan AM

A new farm and produce shop on the Scolton Manor estate outside Haverfordwest has been visited by a Welsh Government Minister.

Julie Morgan AM – Deputy Minister for Health and Social Care – called at the shop to see the Welsh Government’s Intermediate Care Fund (ICF) in action.

The shop provides work experience, training and supported employment opportunities in retail and customer service for people with learning disabilities, disabilities and autism.

It is an addition to Pembrokeshire County Council’s existing supported employment offer through Norman Industries, the Authority’s sheltered employment factory in Snowdrop Lane, Haverfordwest.

The shop is the result of partnership working involving Workways+ and Experience for Industry – both funded by the European Social Fund through Welsh Government – Norman Industries and the management and staff at the Council-run Scolton Manor attraction.

The shop, which opened just a few weeks ago, will be supplying the public with fresh produce from the walled gardens at Scolton Manor, local meats, produce, tea and coffee.

It also provides a retail outlet for some of the arts, crafts and products made at Norman Industries.

Over the coming months the shop will also be supplying chutneys made by participants and employees at the supported employment café in Milford leisure centre ‘Caffi Man Cwrdd’.

The Deputy Minister was welcomed by County Councillor Tessa Hodgson, the Authority’s Cabinet Member for Social Services.

The farm shop has been partially resourced and staffed through some of the £400,000 ICF money allocated to expand supported employment opportunities regionally.

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Haverfordwest: Police promise extra patrols for GCSE results night

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THERE will be an increased police presence in Haverfordwest tonight, in response to an anticipated influx of young people who will be celebrating their GCSE results.

Parents are being asked to go over their child’s plan for the evening, before they head out. Sergeant Haydon Mathias is overseeing the operation.

He said: “It’s a big day for teenagers, and we understand they want to celebrate after all of their hard work.

“We’ll be there to make sure they do that safely, and without disrupting others.

“This is usually a busy night for us, and historically we have seen crime and anti-social behaviour rise. You’ll notice my team out and about from early this evening to stop that happening. They’ll be seizing alcohol from anyone they suspect is under the age of 18, and dealing with any other issues that arise.

“We’re asking parents to take the reins and discuss plans before your child goes out. Make sure you know where they’re celebrating, who they’re with, and how they’re getting home. It’s useful to make sure your child’s phone is fully charged, in case of an emergency.

“I encourage anyone with concerns to come and speak to an officer or Police Community Support Officer around the town, or contact Dyfed-Powys Police.”

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Llangwm Church Donation Box Stolen

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St Jerome’s Church: Second theft in a year!

 

A DONATION box has been stolen from a village church, the second theft from the historic building in a year.

The donation box at St Jerome’s Church, Llangwm, is believed to have been taken in the last few weeks.

The box is usually kept next to the Talking Tapestry of Langum, a project which tells the story of the village’s origin with the invasion of the Flemish in the 12th century and its later history.

Pamela Hunt of Heritage Llangwm said: “This theft is the second from St. Jerome’s in a year.

“If anyone has seen or knows anything, then please let the police know.

“If they feel unable to do that, but would like to contact us at St Jerome’s Church, then email info@heritagellangwm.org.uk

“We will treat your contact in the strictest confidence.”

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