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Milford Haven: Birthday girl ‘set fire to her own flat’, court hears

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haverfordwest-magistratesA MILFORD HAVEN woman became out of control on drink and drugs during her birthday celebrations, leading to her ‘setting fire’ to her Mount Estate flat, Haverfordwest Magistrates’ Court heard on Tuesday (Jan 19).

Natasha Bradbury, 26, of Chestnut Way, appeared before Magistrates to face one charge of arson when reckless as to whether life could be endangered, one charge of breaching a conditional discharge, and one charge of being in possession of a class B drug.

Appearing behind the glass security screen flanked by two security officers, and wearing a loose fitting grey sweatshirt, Bradbury hid her face and sobbed as the charges were put to her.

Remanded for arson: Natasha Bradbury

Remanded for arson: Natasha Bradbury

Prosecutor Vaughan Pritchard-Jones explained to the court the events which led to the arrest: “At 5am police were called to the scene of a disturbance, which was outside the defendant’s home in the Mount Estate. Following a day of partying in Swansea, and drinking in the local pubs of Milford Haven she was reported to have been very drunk, and screaming and shouting and repeatedly kicking her door. Then, five minutes later a neighbour reported that he heard her shouting. She was heard shouting ‘I have set fire to my house and I don’t care about any of you c***s’. It is alleged that she put her hand through her own letter box and set fire to the curtain on the other side of the door.”

He added: “She should not get bail. I would say that anyone who gets themselves in such a state and not remember it could well do it again. Luckily the defendant’s boyfriend and another male who were at the scene were able to put the fire out before the fire brigade arrived.”

Defending, Mike Kelleher argued that Bradbury could be kept out of trouble if she was given her liberty and bailed to her mother’s address in Sageston. He said that his client suffered from anxiety and depression and regularly visited her doctor to obtain medication. He said that when she failed to answer bail on a previous occasion it was because she got mixed up and went to the police station instead of court.

Mr Kelleher said: “There may be people in the Mount Estate who wouldn’t take kindly to there being someone who started a fire living there. The houses are closely packed together. We are dealing with a minor fire, but all arson is serious. But she set fire to a curtain, and that was the extent of it.”

Chairman of the bench, Cllr David Simpson said: “You have listened to the charges, the bench has listened to what has been said here today. Unfortunately we do not feel we can grant you bail. You will be remanded in custody for arson when reckless as to whether life could be endangered.”

Bradbury will now appear at Swansea Crown Court on January 27. She was given a total of £170 in fines and costs for possession of cannabis and the breach of a conditional discharge.

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Rider of a motorbike taken to hospital following collision with a car

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A COLLISION which involved a car and a motorbike on Friday afternoon (Jun 18) saw one person being transferred to hospital.

Dyfed-Powys Police have confirmed that the collision, which happened at approximately 1.17pm at Dwrbach, Scleddau, involved a white Seat Ibiza and a black Suzuki motorbike.

The Herald understands that the accident happened at a junction near The Gate Inn public house.

The incident caused the road to be closed while emergency services dealt with the situation.

The rider of the motorbike was transferred to Glangwili Hospital for treatment.

A Police spokesperson said: “Dyfed-Powys Police attended a two vehicle road traffic collision which occurred in Scleddau, Fishguard early Friday afternoon, June18th 2021.

“The collision involved a white Seat Ibiza and a black Suzuki motorbike. The rider of the motorbike was taken to hospital.

“The road was closed for emergency services to deal with the collision.”

A rapid response vehicle and an ambulance were dispatched to the scene.

A Welsh Ambulance Service spokesperson said: “We were called to attend a road traffic collision involving a motorcycle at Dwrbach, Fishguard at 1.17pm on Friday 18 June. We sent one rapid response vehicle and one emergency ambulance. One patient was taken to Glangwili Hospital for further treatment.”

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Residents urged to be alert to Covid-19 symptoms following cluster of cases

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PUBLIC HEALTH WALES, Pembrokeshire County Council and Hywel Dda University Health Board are urging members of the public to be alert to COVID-19 symptoms following the identification of a cluster of cases in the Tenby area.

The 22 confirmed cases are linked to social and sporting events and local schools and have generated a large number of contactssince the first cases were confirmed on Saturday, 12 June. 

A number of individuals, including pupils, are currently isolating and close contacts of the positive cases continue to be traced.

From Monday 21 June to Sunday 4 July, a mobile testing unit will be available for local residents in and around Tenby to access if they have symptoms.

This is based at Salterns Car Park, Marsh Road, Tenby, SA70 8DU.  To book a test visit the UK portal https://www.gov.uk/get-coronavirus-test or ring 119.

Residents can protect themselves and others from Coronavirus by remaining at least two metres away from everyone else, washing their hands regularly, and by wearing a face covering where required. 

The virus disperses in a well ventilated environment, so opening windows and allowing fresh air to circulate is another way to keep ourselves safe.

Residents should take up the vaccine when offered, and self-isolate and get a test if they or anyone in their household develop symptoms.

As well as the three most common symptoms of Coronavirus – a fever, a new continuous cough, or a loss/change of taste and smell – people with any of the following, wider symptoms that are persistent and/or unusual for them are also strongly encouraged to get a PCR test:

  • Mild summer cold symptoms – including sore throat, runny nose, headache
  • Flu-like symptoms, including myalgia (muscle ache or pain); excessive tiredness; persistent headache; runny nose or blocked nose; persistent sneezing; sore throat and/or hoarseness, shortness of breath or wheezing
  • Generally feeling unwell and a history of being in contact with a known COVID-19 case
  • Any new or change in symptoms following a previous negative test

If you have any of the above symptoms, even if you have been vaccinated, please stay home and book a PCR test through the UK portal https://www.gov.uk/get-coronavirus-test or ringing 119.

When booking your PCR test, you will also be asked about your symptoms: if you have wider summer cold or flu-like symptoms as described above, rather than the classic three symptoms, choose ‘None of these symptoms’ and then choose one of the following options to enable you to complete the booking:

• My local council or health protection team has asked me to get a test, even though I do not have symptoms or

• A GP or other healthcare professional has asked me to get a test.

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Paul Davies submits views to Health Board Consultation

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Senedd Member Paul Davies has fed his views into Hywel Dda University Health Board’s consultation, “Building a Healthier Future after Covid-19.”

In response to the Health Board’s proposals, Mr Davies has made it clear that he opposes any movements to centralise or downgrade services at Withybush hospital.

Mr Davies said, “I cannot emphasise how important this consultation is and so I’d urge everyone across Pembrokeshire to read through the Health Board’s proposals and make their views known. In my submission, I’ve made it crystal clear that the people of Pembrokeshire should not have to travel further for vital health services.

“I want to see Hywel Dda start prioritising Pembrokeshire by investing in services at Withybush hospital so that it can support people living and working across the county.

“There’s still time to feed into the consultation and have your say on the Health Board’s plans. The deadline is Monday, June 21 and you can find more information here – https://www.haveyoursay.hduhb.wales.nhs.uk/building-a-healthier-future-after-covid-19.” 

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