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Haverfordwest Tesco guard caught paedohphile

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andrewforsterA SHARP eyed Tesco security guard looking out for shoplifters caught a paedophile instead.

The guard monitored Andrew Francis Forster, aged 27, via CCTV cameras because he did not have a basket and did not appear to be shopping.

He saw Forster approach three young girls, two aged seven and one aged six, and show them his mobile telephone.

Francis Jones, prosecuting, told Swansea crown court the CCTV cameras were so precise the guard could see Forster was showing them an indecent photograph of a child.

Forster, then of Fleming Crescent, Haverfordwest, west Wales, was arrested by police before he left the store.

As officers talked to him his telephone rang and when he unlocked it to take the call a screensaver appeared showing a naked girl of about five years of age performing a sex act on a man.

After his arrest police searched his home and found Forster had stored indecent images on four electronic devices, including his then girlfriend’s pink Acer laptop.

Forster admitted 26 offences in all, including three of attempting to get a girl aged under 16 to view an indecent image, possessing and making indecent images and possessing indecent cartoon images of children.

The barrister representing Forster, Carina Hughes, said he had been planning to marry but the relationship was now over and he had lost his job and his home. He had also spent five months in custody following his arrest.

She said Forster planned to leave Haverfordwest and live with his parents in North Wales.

Judge Huw Davies told Forster the girls in the photographs were “real victims in the hands of people who harm them for profit.”

Forster, he said, had behaved in a horrific way behind the back of a young woman who had been looking forward to getting married to him.

Forster was made the subject of a three year community order and placed under supervision for three years.

He was also ordered to attend a sex offenders’ programme and made the subject of a sexual offences prevention order restricting his contact with children.

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6 Comments

  1. Julie Gammon

    September 10, 2014 at 7:32 pm

    Why was this scumbag not locked up, it’s only a matter of time before he re offends taking away a young child’s innocence.

  2. Ian

    September 10, 2014 at 7:54 pm

    What Julie said. This is absolutely disgusting, how on Earth has he been allowed to walk free? Has he been placed on a sex offenders register? Will there be resignations when he offends again? Are any of his families members of organisations that the so called establishment want to protect? This is just unbelievable. It’s not as if Pembrokeshire has ever had a problem with the prosecution of these filfthy paeodophiles is it?

  3. Major ( Ret\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'d) John Harford

    September 10, 2014 at 8:36 pm

    This is excellent work by the Tesco Security Officer, he should be given a public commendation. I am disappointed that he has not been publicly named and congratulated by the local media. Well done to him in helping to Safeguard the children of Haverfordwest West.

  4. Major Ret'd John Harford

    September 10, 2014 at 8:54 pm

    The security officer should be publicly commended. Tremendous observation using the cameras and spotting the suspicious activity. Put it all together. Paedophile stopped and children safeguarded.

  5. mary griffiths

    September 10, 2014 at 10:53 pm

    what on earth is happening here with the law, the guy is already a very dangerous person around children and he is set free to roam around more children . he has years ahead of him yet to do more serious damage to our children. god help him if he ever dose anything to any of my family he will know about it. bastard

  6. Tomos

    September 11, 2014 at 2:19 pm

    Well Done, that man and well done Tescos

    Just imagine If he’d worked for Pembrokeshire County council rather than Tescos he would have been sacked for catching an abuser !

    Put that in your pipe cowardly IPG members

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Former Chequers nightclub to reopen

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AN APPLICATION for a new premises licence for the former Chequers night club succeeded at a meeting of Pembrokeshire County Council’s Licensing sub-committee on Thursday (Aug 22).

The former nightclub closed its doors for the last time in 2003, when it ran as a private members’ club, having had an application for a full on-licence rejected.

After failing in an attempt to close the club on that occasion, Pembrokeshire County Council became the only local authority in Wales to classify mobile homes as permanent residences in an effort to shut down the club once and for all.

The new applicant, Mrs Carmen Clemas applied for a new premises licence in respect of the club, which will be renamed the Queen of Clubs.

The Committee heard objections to the licence from local residents and heard representations from both the Police and Fire Service which pointed out that the building would need significant remedial works to it before it could re-open.

While Penally Community Council objected on the basis of events and problems at the premises almost twenty years ago, neither the Police nor Fire Service had an objection to the Club’s re-opening in principle.

Both emergency services emphasised that, even though they had no objections, they had concerns that had to be addressed.

The Committee granted the application, refusing permission for licensable activities at the Club on Sundays, apart from Sundays before Bank Holidays, and imposing strict noise control measures.

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St Davids RNLI to feature in new series of a popular TV documentary

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THE volunteer lifeboat crew of St Davids RNLI will be taking to the small screen next week as they will feature twice in the first episode of the BBC TV series Saving Lives at Sea.

Now in its fourth season the documentary series, which showcases the lifesaving work of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI), will be aired on BBC Two on Tuesdays at 8 pm, as well as being available on the BBC iPlayer following the broadcast. The new 10-part series features real rescues carried out by the charity’s volunteer lifeboat crews and lifeguards around the UK and Ireland – including St Davids RNLI.

Each programme gives a unique insight into the lives and work of the charity’s lifesavers who are needed more than ever before, rescuing thousands of people and saving hundreds of lives around our coastline and on inland waterways every year. The new series features more dramatic real-life rescue footage, accompanied by emotive testimonials from the volunteer crews, lifeguards and the people they rescue and their families.

This forthcoming episode, on 27 August, sees St Davids RNLI launch to a crashed plane in one shout, and tow a yacht stranded in a shipping lane in another. These shouts are shown alongside rescue stories from their colleagues at other stations and beaches around our coasts.

Judd Kohler, Station Mechanic at St Davids Lifeboat Station, said: “The first episode of Saving Lives at Sea shows two very different shouts that St Davids RNLI responded to. The programme is a great chance for RNLI supporters to catch a glimpse of the work that their kind donations go towards. We want to say a huge thank you to supporters of the RNLI, who help us to save lives at sea.”

Filming took place over the past year, with lifeboat crews and lifeguards carrying special cameras and welcoming film-makers into their day-to-day life. Rescues from the RNLI’s archives are also revisited, and we get a glimpse into the everyday lives of the thousands of men and women who give up their time to save lives.

Last year alone, RNLI lifeboat crews around the UK and Ireland rescued 9,412 people, saving 211 lives, while the charity’s lifeguards aided 32,207 people and saved 118 lives on some of the UK’s busiest beaches.

Saving Lives at Sea begins on Tuesday 27 August at 8 pm on BBC Two, and will continue throughout August, September and October.

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Pembrokeshire schools celebrate GCSE results

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PEMBROKESHIRE’S schools are celebrating students’ success in this year’s GCSE exams.

 

“On behalf of staff and governors at Milford Haven School, I would like to congratulate all Year 11 pupils on their GCSE results, reflecting the efforts and commitment they have shown over the last two years and also thank their parents/carers for their support and cooperation,” said the Head Teacher, Ceri-Ann Morris.

 

“We are pleased with a number of individual successes, in particular, our top performers include, Izzy-May Solomon (10A*, 3A’s and B), Megan Owens (12A* and A), Megan Clarke (8A* and 4A’s), Finlay Ryder, Gareth Maclachlan, Evan Price, Molly Griffiths, Elanor Evans, Beth Lewis and Lucie Mathias.

 

The school is pleased to say that all pupils left school with qualifications which will help support them to follow the path of their choice, whether that be into the sixth form, college, apprenticeships or employment.

 

We wish you all good luck in your future careers.”

Among those receiving their results was Joseph Jenkins, a 14-year-old Year 9 student, who achieved a Distinction in Advanced Mathematics.

At Ysgol Y Preseli 100% of pupils achieved qualifications equivalent to 5A*-G; 91% 5A*-C and 37% achieved at least 5A*-A grades.

Across the core subjects, the pupils achieved the following results at A*-C – Welsh 86%; English 91%; Mathematics 82%; Science 84%.

The Head Teacher, Mr Michael Davies, commenting on the results stated: “We are very proud of all the young people who have worked tirelessly to achieve these results. I would also like to thank the staff for their willingness to go the extra mile to ensure that all pupils fulfil their potential at Ysgol y Preseli.”

Amongst the top performers were: Seren Allen – 13 A*, 1 A; Nuala Camplin – 8 A*, 4 A, 2B; Cerys Chadwick – 14 A*; Annest Davies – 6 A*, 4 A, 1B; Thomas Elliott – 9 A*, 4 A, 1 B; Gethin Greenhalgh – 9 A*, 5 A; Cara James – 5 A*, 8 A; Casey Lambert- 7 A*, 7 A; Alexander Larsen – 10 A*, 4 A; Tom Palfrey – 9 A*, 3 A, 1 B; Kate Thomas – 5 A*, 5 A, 3 B; David Varney – 7 A*, 4 A, 3 B
Education Minister, Kirsty Williams, has congratulated GCSE students on their results, as overall performance across Wales has improved.

This summer’s results mark the end of the significant GCSE reform journey undertaken in Wales. The last seven of reformed GCSE subjects are awarded this year including History, Computer Science and Welsh Second Language.

Speaking during her visit to King Henry VIII School in Abergavenny, Kirsty Williams said: “Today we have seen an improvement in overall performance across Wales. I would like to congratulate all learners receiving their results today and to thank the teachers who have worked so hard to deliver these new qualifications.

“Last year we saw a dramatic increase of 50% in entries for science GCSEs. I am pleased to see that entries and results are continuing on the upward trend, with more pupils gaining A*-C and more achieving the very top grades in Biology, Chemistry and Physics.

“This increase in learners being entered means more young people are accessing qualifications that lead to greater opportunities for further science study and careers, paving the way for the future scientists of Wales.”

Following the publication of yesterday’s GCSE and Welsh Baccalaureate results David Evans, Wales Secretary of the National Education Union said: “We congratulate all students who have collected their GCSE and Welsh Baccalaureate results from today and wish them all the very best for the future. It is particularly pleasing to note that overall GCSE performance in Wales has improved by 1.2% especially given the fact that all examinations have been subject to reform in recent years. This progress is a testament to the time and effort put into their studies by pupils across Wales and the unstinting dedication of education professionals in our schools.”

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