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Fairy Liquid caused man’s death

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FAIRY-LIQUID_2674593bTHE DEATH of a 68-yearold man was given a narrative conclusion at the Coroner’s Court last Thursday of death by drinking Fairy Liquid. 

John Keith William Shelley, of Church Close, Begelly was one of two children born in Birmingham, and had moved to Saundersfoot in 1960. Coroner’s Officer, Jeremy Davies said: “Mr Shelley liked his own company and did not mix well with others. He was thought to suffer from childhood psychosis and in 2004 moved to Ty Bryn mental health home in Carmarthen. “While he was there he was described as non-verbal and was taking a cocktail of medication. He also had a dentistry operation to remove all his teeth and an operation on his bowels. “On Wednesday, April 13, he was discharged from Ty Bryn due to concerns regarding his age and vulnerability and was moved to a bungalow in Church Close. He was visited regularly by his brother, Martin Shelley, who had concerns about the safety at the bungalow. “At 10am on Saturday, July 13, he ingested Fairy Liquid and his condition deteriorated. An ambulance was called at 8pm and he was taken to Withybush Hospital. He was assessed at the Acute Cardiac Ward at 1am on July 14 and passed away at 7.10am on Sunday, July 14”.” Mr Shelley’s brother, Martin Shelley raised concerns with the court that he felt as though the 999 call should have been made earlier and that the bungalow he was living in was not suitable for his brother, such as the height of the fence in the garden and his access to the kitchen. Dr Baburaj, who was working with Hywel Dda Health Board as a mental health psychairtrist at the time of Mr Shelley’s death, told the court: “I was involved in the decision to move Mr Shelley to Church Close. We had plans to resettle him into a smaller place mainly because it seemed a smaller setting would be in his best interests. The two main things that could have been a risk to him would have been jumping onto the fence and falling and eating inedible things. “He was given anti-psychotic medicine and no changes were made to his medication before he was moved. The transition was discussed on January 16 and on March 12 a transition date was set. I was familiar with the home he was being moved to, but I had not been there prior to his discharge. If there was a problem with where he was staying, we would have brought him back to Ty Bryn.” Pembrokeshire Coroner, Mark Layton concluded the inquest as a narrative conclusion, where Mr John Shelley passed away due to a toxic intake of Fairy Liquid.

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Flooding across the county as heavy rain continues to fall

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THE FOLLOWING incidents have been reported in Pembrokeshire today (Nov 22):

  • roads in Maenclochog said to be impassable because of floodwater
  • reports that the entrance to Milford marina near Victoria Bridge has flooding across the road
  • flooding in Haverfordwest affecting: Bridge Street; Perrots Road; the main road outside Withybush Hospital and the car park at McDonald’s.
  • Glan Cleddau School in Haverfordwest allowing children home early due to flooding in the car park
  • one lamp blown from post at Bryn Teg, St Davids.

There has been flooding in the following locations:

  • Trafalgar Road junction with St Davids Road in Pembroke Dock
  • railway bridge at Lower Thornton, Milford Haven, impassable due to hedge collapse into road
  • A477 Sentry Cross to Neyland road and towards Johnston
  • Herbrandston village towards Rickeston Mill
  • Freystrop, near Haverfordwest
  • Tiers Cross (near Harvest Care Home)
  • Tiers Cross to Haverfordwest road at railway bridge near Winsel tip
  • Haverfordwest (Albany Terrace; North Crescent; Oakwood Grove; Glenover Park; Swan Square; outside multi-storey car park; Withybush showground; Fleming Crescent)
  • Newbridge Farm between Crundale and Clarbeston Road
  • Clarbeston Road village
  • Clarbeston village
  • A478 Blaenffos to Cardigan road
  • Brynberian
  • Eglwyswrw to  Boncath road
  • Cwmmins, St Dogmaels.

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Redberth: Police appeal following fatal crash

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POLICE are appealing for information following a fatal crash yesterday evening (Nov 21) on the A477 at Redberth.

The crash happened on the stretch of road between Pembroke Dock and Kilgetty and involved a red Renault Clio and Red Mazda 6.

The incident happened at approximately 6:40pm.

Tragically, the 80-year-old driver of the Clio died.

A Dyfed-Powys Police spokesperson said: “At approximately 6.40pm on Tuesday, November 21, a fatal road traffic collision occurred between two vehicles on the A477 at Redberth between Pembroke Dock and Kilgetty.

“A red Renault Clio travelling towards Kilgetty, and a Red Mazda 6 travelling towards Pembroke Dock have collided, and the driver of the Clio sustained fatal injuries.

“Anyone who witnessed this incident is asked to contact PC 1049 Griffiths of the Roads Policing Unit on 101. If you are deaf, hard of hearing or speech impaired text the non-emergency number on 07811 311 908.”

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High winds could cause disruption to travel

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DRIVERS have been warned that high winds which are hitting the county today (Nov 22) may lead to the closure of the Cleddau Bridge.

Pembrokeshire County Council has said that a closure for high-sided vehicles is likely. A full closure to all vehicle is ‘less likely’, it was said.

The sustained high winds may also cause debris to be blown onto roads causing delays.

Drivers are advised to take caution at all times.

A spokesperson for Pembrokeshire County Council said: “Pembrokeshire is forecast to be hit by strong winds over the next 48 hours.

“With a view to helping road users plan any journeys during this period, and given that the disruption may extend through the peak commuter times, please be advised of the following:

“Looking at the current forecast for the bridge, it is thought likely that the bridge will be closed to high sided vehicles tomorrow morning (Wednesday, 22nd November) possibly from as early as 7 am or 8 am, and lasting through the majority of the working day untill say 5 pm or 6 pm.

“Please note that this information is indicative only and it is impossible to give any guarantees. A small change in wind direction may result in no closures being implemented.

“A full bridge closure is not anticipated, at this time.

“Road users are advised to monitor the situation carefully and adjust travel plans accordingly.

“It is stressed that the above information is based on current information and experience and provided to give maximum notice of possible disruption. However, the bridge status can change at any time, and no guarantees can be given.”

To check Cleddau Bridge closures either:

· Visit www.pembrokeshire.gov.uk/bridge
· Text BRIDGE or PONT to 80039. (Texts are charged at standard network rates)

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