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Dog owner fined for sheep worrying

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livestockA NARBERTH woman appeared in Haverfordwest Magistrates Court on Tuesday to face a charge of being the owner of dogs worrying livestock.

 Hazel Watts, aged 38, of Maes Y Dderwen, pleaded guilty to the charge. Prosecuting, Vaughan Pritchard- Jones said: “Watts lives next to Philip Jones who is a farmer and builder. On four occasions dogs belonging to Watts got in to his field and chased his sheep. Police attended on two occasions and advised Watts to take more care. “One sheep and one lamb were killed. On the first occasion, four dogs were in the field, on the second, three dogs, on the third it is not known and on the fourth two dogs were caught and the dog warden was called. “When interviewed Watts admitted the offences. She said she had sold all the dogs except the mother which is a Husky cross Alaskan Malamute. She had a litter of nine puppies and had sold three. She couldn’t afford to renew the fence though eventually managed to pay for a fencing contractor, but they didn’t do a good job as it didn’t stop them getting out.” Watts told the court: “On the second occasions, Mr Jones had thrown the puppies in to the slurry. As soon as I realised they were out I went to get them, and when I called them they came back. On the last occasion, the two puppies that had been caught were tied up with bail twine. I wasn’t told any sheep were killed and there was no blood on the puppies. While I was digging the trenches for the fence, I heard a gunshot, as Mr Jones had asked a neighbour to shoot them. I know he was within his rights to shoot the puppies but I would have liked them back to bury them. The puppies have never been found, and I have apologised to him.” Magistrates fined Watts Ł400, with Ł243.86 compensation to Mr Jones for loss of work, tack and fencing expenses, and must also pay Ł40 victim surcharge.

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Five shouts in five days for Lifeboat crews at Angle

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ITS BEEN a really busy week for the crews at Angle with their first tasking to the 39 meter 300 tonne tall ship on Monday evening with engine failure and taking on water.

Crews then paged again in the early hours of Wednesday morning to a 11 meter sailing catamaran becalmed and low on fuel.

The training day Thursday was interrupted just after 12:30 PM with a tasking to a tender with three people on board that had upturned just off St Brides Haven.

Little & Broad Haven Lifeboat was also tasked along with Dale Coastguard.

Little and Broad Haven Lifeboat reached the three casualties and took them to shore where they were passed into the care of Dale Coastguard. Angle Lifeboat was stood down as it was passing through Jack’s Sound.

As the Lifeboat was returning from the shout another tasking request came through. A tanker had spotted an unmanned RIB approximately 10 miles SW of St Ann’s Head. Once on scene, after some investigation the RIB was believed to have come from a mooring and no people were missing. The Lifeboat towed the RIB back to Angle.

The Lifeboat was rehoused shortly after 4:00 PM

The 5th shout for Angle Lifeboat this week.

This was a large multi agency search.

The crew were paged at 09:35 AM to assist Tenby Lifeboats RNLI ALB and inshore Lifeboats to search for a missing person in the water following a report from a fisherman on rocks near Manorbier that he had lost sight of a person that had been rowing a dinghy toward shore and the occupant may be in the water. HM Coastguard Tenby had also been tasked to the search

The dinghy was handed over to Tenby inshore lifeboat crew after being picked up by a Range Safety boat who then brought it into the awaiting police at Manorbier Beach.

Coastguard Rescue Helicopter 187 from St Athan and St Govans Coastguard Rescue Team had now also joined in the search for the missing person.

After several hours searching a man approached police at Manorbier, stating he’d been on the vessel off Manorbier, had got into difficulty and ended up in the water.

With the casualty now safely ashore, all units were stood down at 12:27PM.

Angle Lifeboat then headed to Tenby Harbour to pick up some sustenance, a fizzy drink and a chocolate brownie, before heading back to Angle and rehousing at 2:31PM. The lifeboat was refuelled and given a well earned wash ready for the next tasking.

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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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