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Driver swore and spat at officer

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police-carA HAVERFORDWEST man was given a suspended 12-week prison sentence and disqualified from driving for three years by local magistrates on Tuesday. Anthony Kane, aged 25, who has recently moved to the area, pleaded guilty to assault on a police officer and failing to provide a breath specimen. Kane was also given a 12-month supervision order and was told to pay £100 in compensation towards the officer along with £85 court costs and an £80 victim surcharge. Prosecuting, Ellie Morgan said: “On May 5, police were called to the scene of a road traffic collision and two males were seen running away. When they found the men neither of them admitted driving. “They were put in a caged vehicle and shortly after Kane became aggressive towards one of the officers. The officer warned him about his behaviour but Kane continued and started lurching forward in the officer’s direction saying ‘I’m going to smash your face in’. “There were a number of other expletive sentences used by Kane and the officer then heard a spitting noise and felt the phlegm on the back of his head. The vehicle stopped and by this time he had managed to get his hands to the front. He then started to kick out at the door and window. “Kane then spat at the officer again before being warned that the spray would be used if he carried on as he did. The officer then used the spray at which point the defendant stopped and they were able to take him to the station. At the station a search of his property was carried out which revealed a set of car keys in his socks. He refused to leave the cell and he also made a no comment interview”. Defending, Jonathon Webb said: “Kane acted in a manner that was not in accordance with his normal character. He also apologised to the officers for his behaviour.” Kane’s sentence was suspended for 12 months and he was told to do an alcohol activity order and a thinking skills course.

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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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Lifeboats and chopper in major air sea rescue off the coast of Tenby

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TWO RNLI lifeboats from both Tenby and Angle stations have been launched to assist a coastguard helicopter which has been scrambled from MOD St Athen.

It is understood that a search for a missing person or persons is underway.

Paged this morning: Angle Lifeboat is currently involved in the search south of Tenby

The alarm was raised before 10am this morning (June 18).

Tenby’s Y-boat is also involved in the operation, The Herald understands.

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Rescue underway: Coastguard chopper position at 1030HRS on Friday, Jun 18 (Pic MarineTraffic)
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