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Inquest disappoints family

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Seren Bernard: Family “disappointed” at lack of depth to inquests scope

Seren Bernard: Family
“disappointed” at lack of depth to
inquests scope

SWANSEA’S coroner has ruled that an inquest into a teenagers suicide whilst in local authority care, will only consider the last few months of her life. 14-year-old Seren Bernard took her own life in 2012 when she was living with Pembrokeshire County Council foster carers in Milford Haven. Sarah Pollock, Seren’s mother, has been fighting for Article 2 of the Human Rights Act and the care given to the teenager over a longer period, be included in the inquest.

However, Paul Bennett said at a pre-inquest hearing that the teenager’s mental state in the few months before her death will be considered in the inquest, leaving Ms Pollock “disappointed”. A serious case review was carried out, with a summary published in January 2014, and Ms Pollock has not been permitted to see the full report, with the pre-inquest hearing also showing that Mr Bennett had not seen the full report, but he did not deem it necessary.

Mr Bennett said the inquest was not examining “systemic failures” neither duplicating what was investigated by the serious case review. Mr Bennet said: “I did not identify systemic failure in terms of steps taken by various agencies.” 12 witnesses will be called to give evidence the pre-inquest hearing concluded, with the inquest likely to take five or six days in June 2015. Written statements by a number of witnesses will also be considered, however the coroner stated a jury would not be required.

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A40 closed at Scleddau due to collision between car and motorbike

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EMERGENCY SERVICES have shut the A40 at in Scleddau due to a serious road collision.

The accident happened just before 2pm. The Herald understands that the collision involved a motorcycle and car at a junction near The Gate Inn public house.

Police said: “Emergency services are currently on scene and dealing with the incident. Please find an alternative route if possible. Update to follow.”

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Moley’s Ambassador March to support those who have lost a child

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ON SATURDAY (Jun 19), Andrew Cole (aka Moley) will set off on a 24 hour walk around Pembrokeshire with the aim of doing as many miles in as little time as possible. 

Moley is proud to have recently been made ambassador of the charity ‘2 Wish UponAa Star’ an organisation dedicated to supporting families that have lost a child under 25 years of age.

He will be setting off at 6am in the morning from Neyland and walking all day and night, finishing at 6am the following morning.

2 wish upon a star was set up by Rhian Mannings, who set up the charity after losing her own son.

By celebrating the lives of those lost, and offering support to families through their grief; Rhian and her team offer an essential service to the community and those families who have suffered the devastation of losing a loved one.

Appealing for support from the people of Pembrokeshire he said: “Please give generously to support the wonderful work of Rhian and her team. Also, if you happen to see me in the day, feel free to give me a beep of encouragement’

“If you would like to donate to Moley, and support the charity, you can visit his JustGiving page.”

https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/moleycole

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Lifeboats and chopper in major air sea rescue off the coast of Tenby

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TWO RNLI lifeboats from both Tenby and Angle stations have been launched to assist a coastguard helicopter which has been scrambled from MOD St Athen.

It is understood that a search for a missing person or persons is underway.

Paged this morning: Angle Lifeboat is currently involved in the search south of Tenby

The alarm was raised before 10am this morning (June 18).

Tenby’s Y-boat is also involved in the operation, The Herald understands.

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Rescue underway: Coastguard chopper position at 1030HRS on Friday, Jun 18 (Pic MarineTraffic)
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