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‘Small children crying’ following headbutt in play centre [UPDATED]

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A WOMAN has been arrested on suspicion of assault following an argument at the Lion’s Den play centre in Snowdrop Lane, Haverfordwest.

The incident, which took place on Saturday afternoon (Jul 22), started with an argument between two women.

Kelsie Ormond, who claims to have been headbutted during the incident, told The Herald she was at the play centre when the alleged attacker started ‘an argument’ with her sister.

She went on to say that she tried to calm the situation down but was headbutted ‘within 30 seconds.’

Kelsie told The Herald today (Jul 24): “It wasn’t a fight, it was an argument between her [the woman who allegedly headbutted her] and my sister.

“I went over to calm the situation and got headbutted. Nothing more to it.

There was vile language coming from her mouth in a children’s play area, I went over to calm the situation and within 30 seconds of me being there I got headbutted. I didn’t retaliate as there were small children around crying.”

In a statement, The Lions Den said: “We would like to apologise to all of our customers who witnessed a particularly distressing incident. Two female customers had a disagreement which resulted in one of them being headbutted by the other. This type of behaviour is appalling at any time anywhere but particularly distressing during a children’s party at a children’s play centre.

“We would like to praise the staff that were present for taking the appropriate action and dealing with the matter in a timely and professional manner. Police attended the centre and one female was arrested. This particular individual has been banned from the premises.

“We have never experienced this level of violence and we hope that our customers feel safe and secure whilst on our premises. We have 24hr CCTV which captured the incident and we are working closely with the police.

“This type of behaviour is unacceptable and will not be tolerated at any time.”

A Dyfed-Powys Police spokesperson added: “Police were called just before 1pm on Saturday 22nd July 2017, to a property in Snowdrop Lane, Haverfordwest to a report of an altercation .

“A 27 year old female was arrested on suspicion of common assault and later released under investigation.”

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Meet the Pembrokeshire Mower Doctor

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A NEW Pembrokeshire business is proving to be an inspiration for young people after its recent launch.

The Pembrokeshire Mower Doctor is the brainchild of Ewan Griffiths, who turned his dream into reality thanks to the advice and support of Cam Nesa.

The project aims to reduce the number of young people aged 16-24 who are not in education, training or employment.

Before signing up to Cam Nesa, Ewan was out of work and struggling for direction, and anxiety was preventing him from maximising his potential.

Throughout his journey with Cam Nesa, Ewan worked closely with youth worker Donna Wright to devise a plan that provided support and guidance to improve his confidence and self-esteem, and provide mechanisms for coping with anxiety.

In addition, the project provided Ewan with opportunities to gain qualifications and obtain information that would help him with starting his own business.

Ewan’s message to other young people is simple, “If you find yourself struggling, there is help.”

“Cam Nesa supported me in all aspects of my plan, and working with Donna was fantastic.”

“I would definitely encourage others to reach out for support.”

Donna Wright, who supported Ewan throughout his Cam Nesa journey, said that the launch of his new business is a great source of pride for Cam Nesa and Pembrokeshire Youth Service.

“Ewan has come on leaps and bounds, and it was his engagement and determination that has made his outcome with Cam Nesa so successful and inspiring”, she said.

“Congratulations Ewan on your achievements, and we all wish you good luck with your new business.”

The Pembrokeshire Mower Doctor provides repairs and servicing for mowers, strimmers, hedge cutters, and most agricultural engines, with the mobile service providing collection and returns.

For more information, search ‘Pembrokeshire Mower Doctor’ on Facebook.

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Milford Haven: Mount estate death not being treated as suspicious say police

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POLICE have confirmed that following a welfare visit to a property in Mount Estate, they discovered a male occupant, in his 30’s, in need of medical help.

Despite the best efforts of medical staff he sadly passed away on Sunday.

A spokesperson for the police confirmed to The Pembrokeshire Herald: “Dyfed-Powys Police attended a property at the Mount Estate, Milford Haven on Friday 30th April 2021, following a report of concern for the welfare of the occupier.

“A male was taken to hospital where he died on Sunday 2nd May 2021.

“The death is not being treated as suspicious.”

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Polling station changes in Pembrokeshire

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POLLING STATIONS in Pembrokeshire are open today (May 6) but a small number may have changed from the last time you voted.

In Neyland, the polling station will be at the new Community Hub building on John Street.

St Katherine’s Church Hall will be the new host for the station in Milford Haven, having previously been held at the Murray Suite in the town hall.

A polling station will be placed at the leisure centre in Haverfordwest while one at Trecwn has been moved to the Gate, Scleddau.

Voters in the county will be electing for the Preseli Pembrokeshire and the Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire constituencies.

People will also be able to select five MSs to represent the Mid and West Wales Region.

The candidate with the most votes will win the constituency but the ballot for the region will be decided by a different process.

People will be elected according to their share of the vote, using a mathematical process, and gives parties who may have won fewer or no constituencies a better chance of winning regional ones.

It will also be a big day for 16 and 17 year olds as they will be able to vote in Welsh elections for the first time.

The ballots will be counted on Friday (May 7) with results expected to come in from the afternoon.

Polling stations opened at 7am and will close at 10pm.

All those who vote will be required to stick to Covid-19 safety measures including wearing a mask and maintaining social distancing.

Clean pencils will be available but voters can bring their own pen or pencil.

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