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Castle Street closed in Cardigan due to ongoing incident. Avoid area say police

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THERE is a large police presence in Cardigan this morning as Dyfed-Powys police deal with what they describe as an ‘ongoing incident’.

There is official word yes as to the nature of the emergency.

Police said on social media: “We are dealing with an ongoing incident in Cardigan.

“Castle Street and part of Golwg-y-Castell are closed and people are asked to avoid these areas.”

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Wins for Pennar, Carew and Monkton

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PENNAR Robins, Monkton Swifts and Carew all earned good wins on Saturday (Sept 18) in Division 1 of the Pembrokeshire League.

Pennar had beaten rivals Monkton Swifts the previous week and they followed that up with a thumping 12-0 win over Narberth.

Ross Jones opened the scoring two minutes in and he bagged a second inbetween goals from Sean Edmundson and Craig Asparassa.

Asparassa scored early in the second half to make it 5-0 before Jones claimed his hat trick.

Carl Rees got his name on the scoresheet, just seconds after coming on as a sub and he got his second and Pennar’s eighth with ten minutes to go.

Connor Roberts, Kieran Smith, Nick Willis and Ceri Griffiths all scored to seal an emphatic win.

MONKTON Swifts bounced back from their defeat to Pennar with a narrow 1-0 win away at Neyland.

Both sides had chances throughout the game but just as it looked the game would finish goalless, Monkton’s Jamie Wilkes scored in the 86th minute to seal the three points.

There was another close game between Carew and St Ishmaels but it was the Rooks who got the win.

The only goal of the game came in the second half as Zac Rowell set up Adam Muskett to score.

Action from Neyland’s game with Monkton
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Pembrokeshire dog sniffs out £10k of illicit tobacco in a single raid

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Cooper and Worcester Police. Image by West Mercia Police

AN OPERATION has successfully been carried out in Worcester, where an estimated £10,000 worth of counterfeit and illicit tobacco was seized

Cooper, from BWY Canine LTD in Clynderwen, assisted in seizing the tobacco from two premises in Worcester city centre. 

West Mercia Police carried out the operation on September 13 in partnership with Worcestershire County Council’s Trading Standards Team.

A spokesperson for BWY Canine Ltd, the leading specialists in detection dogs for the UK, said: “We were working on two operations.

“In Worcester, we found a substantial seizure from two shops, where a large quantity of the tobacco was hidden in freezers.

“Cooper located one of the most sophisticated illegal tobacco concealments that we have seen in the last 10 years.”

PC Susan Parr of West Mercia Police added: “Working with specially trained search dogs, seizures were made at two premises.

“There had previously been seizures of illegal tobacco there and significant intelligence reports and test purchases.”

Councillor Matt Dormer, cabinet member with responsibility for communities, added: “I am pleased to see this great example of Trading Standards Officers working with colleagues at West Mercia Police to tackle illegal activity in the county. Organised crime is at the heart of the trade in illicit tobacco and it can impact on our communities by reducing the takings of local honest businesses.

“The availability of cheap products also makes it much easier for young people to get hold of tobacco, creating a risk to their long term health. Our Trading Standards team will continue to work hard to remove illegal products and where necessary we will prosecute businesses and individuals that ignore the law.”

Officers took part in this joint operation as part of the force’s crack down on serious and organised crimes under West Mercia’s Protect campaign.

Recently, BWY Canine Ltd has been creating headlines across the county by working alongside law enforcement agencies.

Another canine, Yoyo, additionally assisted Warwickshire Police detect £17k of unlawful cigarettes stowed away in a sewer, at a raid on two Rugby shops.

Scamp also, working with West Midlands Police, helped sniff out a huge haul of cannabis in Walsall, with a street value of £200k.

Since 2012, Scamp alone has found over £10 million illegal tobacco products, and in 2019 he found over £1.6 million criminal cash.

Yoyo and Scamp additionally helped officers of Kent Police seize more than 35,000 illegal cigarettes from shops in Maidstone.

The award-winning family-run BWY Canine Ltd business has provided clients with professional search dog services since 2009.

The dogs are able to detect explosives, firearms, drugs, cash, tobacco, meat/products of animal origin, live bodies, human remains (cadaver), blood and semen (crime scene).

Their clients typically include police services, trading standards, private companies, NHS Trusts, Oil Refineries and the third largest Port Authority in the UK.

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Pembroke: Masked vandal smashes window of new petrol station with hammer

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THE NEWLY built Green Garage Service Station in Pembroke was vandalised on Sunday night (Sept 20).

The individual involved, wearing gloves and using a hammer, smashed a window – but was captured on CCTV.

A spokesperson for the garage said on social media: “The repairs, initial cost, will be at least £2000 which is money that could have been used to sponsor local football, rugby or other community projects.

“Whilst the full CCTV is being reviewed, a snapshot of a person [has been released].

“We will use the full extent of the law and prosecute.

“This is wanton damage to a business that works with the community and this is how one individual decides we should be repaid.

“Just another reason why opening 24/7 is a good thing.

“At least if the store was open, this would NOT have happened.

The garage later said they were bringing 24-hour opening forward.

On a Facebook post the garage said on Monday (Sept 20): “Due to the vandalism at our store, we have brought the 24-hour opening forward to Thursday. If the store had been open 24/7 this would NOT have happened.

“We will now be open 24 hours from THURSDAY 23rd September.

“Thank you for all the support locally to make this happen.”

If you have any information, please call the Police on 101 quoting DPP/2706/20/09/2021.

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