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UPDATED: Pembroke Dock shaken by Halloween ‘murder’

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Police presence: Pater Court this afternoon

Police presence: Pater Court this afternoon (Pic: MIKE HILLEN/HERALD)

THREE people have been arrested on suspicion of murder following an incident today (Oct 31) in Pembroke Dock, Dyfed-Powys Police have confirmed.

The arrests follow a sudden death of a male at a property near Bush Street.

The deceased has been named as local Roger Williams, 50, by several nearby residents on Friday evening, and on Saturday (Nov 1) this was confirmed by police.

Paramedics were notified of an unresponsive man at a flat in the town at around lunch time. The man was reportedly lying unconscious in the hall way of a ground floor flat at Pater Court.

Mark Whitefoot, the landlord of the Bush Tavern, next door to where the incident took place, told The Herald: “I saw the ambulance arrive, at around 1pm, and then saw the gentleman lying in the hall way of the flat. His head was pointing in towards the flat, and his feet were near the doorstep. The door was open and the paramedics were coming to and from the property. His shirt was open; the ambulance crew had obviously been working on him. But he had passed away.”

He added: “A few minutes later the police arrived in a riot van. There were suddenly a lot of police vehicles. Soon afterwards CID came into the pub and asked me to review my CCTV. I of course let them. It was shortly after that they arrested a female – she was really struggling with the officers – she didn’t want to be put into the van. She was practically fighting with them.”

A customer at the bar in his sixties seemed visibly shaken by the incident. He said: “I know the people involved. I live nearby – I know the guy who has died; I am also very friendly with his brother. I also know some of those who have been arrested.”

“It’s a tragedy”, he said.

Across the road at Mega-Kebab the stunned staff told our reporter that he had been told by several customers the name of the person who had died. A customer, who did not want to be named, said that he knew the gentleman; “It was Roger Williams – It’s terrible what has happened. I can’t believe that something like this could happen in Pembroke Dock.”

There is a police presence at the property this evening, and it is understood that the individuals are being held in custody at Haverfordwest police station. Two officers are sat in a police vehicle keeping a watch on the property ensuring that the crime scene will not be disturbed.

A Dyfed-Powys Police spokesperson, said: “We can confirm that  Roger Williams was found dead  on the afternoon of Friday October 31. Next of kin were informed and are being supported by family liaison officers.”

“We are asking for anyone who may have seen Roger, or been in the area of Pater Court, Bush Street or Law Street Pembroke Dock between 12:30pm and 1:20pm on Friday to speak to the investigation team by calling 101.”

“A Home Office post mortem will be carried out today (Nov 1) to help determine the cause of death. The police investigation is ongoing. Yesterday afternoon, one woman and two men were arrested on suspicion of murder. All three remain in custody and are being interviewed by Police.”

Pembroke Dock resident Paul Dowson, who works for The Herald, said: “I knew Roger Williams. He was a genuinely nice bloke. He will be missed.”

The Pembrokeshire Herald has chosen not to name those who have been arrested at this time as they have not been formally charged. The Herald will bring you more on this breaking news story as it unfolds.

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Police activity: Pater Court on Friday, Oct 31 (Pic: MIKE HILLEN/HERALD)

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Public should ‘be alert’ as flood water causes disruption across Wales

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NATURAL RESOURCES WALES is warning people to be alert as flood water causes disruption across Wales.

Coastal areas in west Wales have taken a battering, with Newgale flooding again.

The situation is stabilising, and river levels have started to peak but there are still warnings and alerts in place, and Natural Resources Wales are continuing to monitor the situation.

There are currently 2 Severe Weather Warnings, 83 Flood Warnings and 63 flood alerts in place across Wales.

Donna Littlechild, Duty Tactical Manger said: “Storm Dennis has caused significant impacts across Wales particularly in the south and west, from strong winds and heavy, persistent rain. With further rain forecast for the next few hours, we are urging people to heed advice from ourselves and emergency services.

“Our teams have been out day and night over the last 48 hours to reduce the risk to people and their homes. We have installed temporary defences to protect communities as much as possible, as well as deploying pumps, closing flood gates and supporting emergency services.

“Our thoughts are with those people who have been affected as we know how devastating flooding can be. If you’ve been affected, please keep safe and listen to the advice of the emergency services. Advice and information available about what to do if you’ve been flooded in available on our website”

People are advised to take extra care and allow extra time for their journey as driving conditions may be hazardous. People should also avoid walking or driving through any flood waters as it can be extremely dangerous. People should also avoid fast flowing rivers and streams as they could get swept away and avoid coastal areas.

Flood alerts and flood warnings are updated on the Natural Resources Wales website every 15 minutes and are available to view at www.naturalresources.wales/flooding

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Farmer Sean Burns has been given a 20 weeks custodial sentence

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THE FARMER behind the ‘farm of horrors’, Bramble Hall Farm, in Pembroke has been sent to prison following a sentencing hearing this morning.

Sean Burns has been given a 20 weeks custodial sentence, to commence immediately, for illegal dog breeding, animal welfare charges and other summary matters.

He was given an indefinite ban from keeping animals (which by virtue of the legal definition includes having any involvement or influence over the care or welfare of animals),

No costs were awarded against him due to prison sentence being instigated.

The date for the sentencing in Crown Court for operating an illegal slaughterhouse, related hygiene offences, supply of unsafe food and animal by-product offence is currently awaited.

The hearing took place in front of District Judge Chris James at Swansea Magistrates’ Court

FULL REPORT IN TOMORROW’S HERALD

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Rear windscreen smashed, Haverfordwest

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DYFED-POWYS POLICE is investigating after a car window was smashed in Haverfordwest.

The red Volkswagen Golf was parked in Castle Lake car park, near to the steps to Castle Square, when the damage to the rear windscreen was caused. A rock was found in the car.

The incident took place sometime between 7.30am and 6pm on Saturday, February 8.

Anyone with information is asked to report it to Dyfed-Powys Police by calling 101. If you are deaf, hard of hearing or speech impaired text the non-emergency number on 07811 311 908. Quote ref: DPP/0029/12/02/2020/01/C

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