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Jail for Monkton couple caught with £3,100 worth of heroin

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A PEMBROKE couple have been handed prison sentences after travelling to Swansea together to collect drugs.

Anthony Reginald Brian Davies and Kiera Watts, of Colley Court in Monkton, had heroin worth £3,100 when they were stopped by Dyfed-Powys Police.

The couple’s two-year-old child was also in the car while they carried out the drugs run.

Detective Constable Phillip Jones said: “Officers stopped a VW Tiguan which was travelling towards Pembrokeshire from the Swansea area on Thursday, September 27.

“They had reason to believe the female passenger – Watts – had secreted drugs inside her, and both were arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply.

“At hospital, she produced a package of heroin which was worth £3,100.

“What was particularly sad about this case was that one of the couple’s children – a two-year-old – was in the car at the time. The judge at court commented that this shows just how low a class A drug addiction will make people stoop.”

Mobile phones were seized and analysed, with text messages showing 39-year-old Davies was involved in the supply of drugs.

Both were charged with possession with intent to supply. Davies admitted the charge, while 33-year-old Watts pleaded guilty on the basis she was going to give the drugs to Davies, and was not involved herself in the supply of drugs.

They appeared at Swansea Crown Court for sentencing on Wednesday, June 24, where Davies was sentenced to three years in prison, while Watts was handed a two year sentence suspended for 18 months.

DC Jones said: “This was an excellent result, taking a large quantity of heroin out of the supply chain in Pembrokeshire.

“We hope the sentencing goes to show that drugs have a devastating effect not only on the people who take them, but those concerned in supply as families are torn apart.”

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Penally asylum seekers warned for breaking Fire-Break Lockdown rules

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POLICE have warned asylum seekers staying at Penally camp that there is currently a Firebreak Lockdown in Wales, and that they must follow the rules or face legal action.

Residents in Penally have said that they have groups of asylum seekers from the facility walking through the village.

“They were shouting, and drinking with a police van following them” one resident said.

A spokesperson for Dyfed-Powys Police issued the following statement on the incident: “On the evening of Tuesday, October 27, police were made aware that a number of men were on the village green in Penally, breaking the current Welsh Government restrictions.

“The men, from the Penally Asylum Accommodation Centre, were spoken to and advised to return to their accommodation. Officers followed the men to ensure they returned to the centre.

“Officers will always aim to engage, educate and encourage adherence to the national measures with enforcement being the last action.

“The management team at the centre will be advised so that the firebreak requirements can be reinforced to the service users resident at the centre,” they added.

Last weekend police issued a fixed penalty notice to a female who was deemed to be breaking the current lockdown rules by traveling to the Centre.

A spokesman told The Pembrokeshire Herald said: “A female who was spending time with the asylum seekers over the weekend was advised about her non-essential travel to the asylum accommodation centre”

“After failing to adhere to a warning she was issued with a Covid fixed penalty notice and made to leave the area.”

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New lockdown grants reminder for businesses in Pembrokeshire

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PEMBROKESHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL has begun processing applications from local businesses for the new non-repayable grants introduced by Welsh Government in response to the current ‘firebreak’
lockdown.

Applications opened on Wednesday (28th October) and will close at 5 pm on Friday, 20th November, or when the fund is fully committed.

Please be aware that to be considered for this grant you must apply via the Authority’s website and successful applications will be paid within 30 days of receipt.

Within the first 24 hours the Council received over 1,600 applications.

Applicants are requested not to contact the Authority to chase progress during this period to allow the grants team to process the applications.

The Council’s Cabinet Member for Economy, Paul Miller, said: “I encourage all eligible businesses to apply as soon as they can. I have asked officers to consider all applications as sympathetically as possible and where we possibly can offer support, we will.”

For more information and to make an application go to: www.pembrokeshire.gov.uk/business-advice-and-support

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Police investigating the death of a 50-year old man in Saundersfoot

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TWO AMBULANCES and several police vehicles were called to a property in the south of the county on Thursday.

Police have said they are investigating the death of a 50-year-old man in Saundersfoot.

Emergency services were called to Ocean Point at approximately 8pm on Wednesday (Oct 28) following concerns for the gentleman. However, sadly he had died.

A police spokesperson told The Pembrokeshire Herald: “Police and ambulance attended a property in Saundersfoot shortly after 8pm last night following concerns for welfare of a resident.

“A man in his 50s had died. An investigation is underway

“There are not believed to be any suspicious circumstances.”

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