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Man arrested after burglary on Mount Estate

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A 46-YEAR old man has been arrested on suspicion of burglary after an incident occurred at a property in Woodland Drive, Milford Haven. 

The man, from Larch Road, is currently in police custody as detectives carry out their investigation. 

There was a large police presence on the Mount Estate, Milford Haven on Tuesday (Aug 16) with at least two vans and a car on the scene.

A Dyfed-Powys Police spokesperson said: “Police are investigating a burglary which occurred at a property in Woodland Drive, Milford Haven at about 5.10am this morning, 16th of August 2022.

“Anyone with information that could help officers with their investigation is asked to report by calling 101. If you are deaf, hard of hearing, or speech impaired text the non-emergency number on 07811 311 908.

“Quote reference: DP-20220816-061.

“Alternatively, contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously by calling 0800 555111, or visiting crimestoppers-uk.org.”

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More than £700 worth of vapes stolen from store

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DYFED-POWYS POLICE are appealing for witnesses following a burglary at a store in St David’s, where vapes to the value of more than £700 were taken.

At approximately 2am on Thursday, September 1, a window in the front doors of CK’s store was smashed through by two males.

Once inside, the males took a number of vapes worth approximately £720.

Anyone with information that could help officers with their investigation is asked to report it to Dyfed-Powys Police, either online at https://bit.ly/DPPContactOnline, by emailing 101@dyfed-powys.police.uk, or by calling 101. 

If you are deaf, hard of hearing, or speech impaired text the non-emergency number on 07811 311 908. 

Alternatively, contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously by calling 0800 555111, or visiting crimestoppers-uk.org. Quote reference: DPP/6886/01/09/2022/02/C.

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Man accused of child rape has case delayed due to barristers’ strike

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THE CASE of a Cardigan man accused of raping a girl under the age of 13 has been delayed due to barristers’ strike action.

Nathan Edwin William Griffiths, 32, of Golwg-y-Castell, Cardigan, is alleged to have raped the young girl on two occasions between January 19, 2014 and January 20, 2015.

However, the Swansea Crown Court hearing on Wednesday (Sept 9), where a plea was expected, had to be postponed until November due to the strike.

If he pleads not guilty by then, Griffiths’ four-day trial will proceed on February 27.  Griffiths was released on bail.

Barristers working on criminal cases say they are on strike because they have seen deep cuts to their income after government changes to the legal aid system.

Many have quit publicly funded legal aid work, leading to “legal aid deserts”. Barristers who remain say they can no longer survive on the fees and that the criminal justice system is almost at a standstill.

The Criminal Bar Association (CBA) said a government offer of a 15% uplift in fees, which was the minimum increase recommended by the criminal legal aid review, was insufficient and would not apply to the backlog of 58,000 cases in crown courts.

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Police appeal following fire at property in Goodwick

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DYFED-POWYS POLICE are investigating a property fire in Goodwick on Thursday, September 8.

The fire is believed to have been started at around 8.15pm at a property on Berry Hill, Goodwick.

Fortunately the occupants were able to contain the fire to the doorway.

The force are treating the fire as suspicious and are asking anyone who witnessed the incident or those who have any information to report it.

It has been confirmed that no persons were injured during the incident.

A Police spokesperson said: “Police are investigating a fire which occurred at a property in Berry Hill, Goodwick at about 8.15pm on Thursday, 8th September 2022.

“Fortunately the occupants of the property were able to contain the fire at the doorway to the property and no one was injured.

“The fire is currently being treated as suspicious and anyone who witnessed the incident or anyone with information that could help officers with their investigation is asked to report it to Dyfed-Powys Police, either online at: https://bit.ly/DPPContactOnline, by emailing 101@dyfed-powys.police.uk, or by calling 101. If you are deaf, hard of hearing, or speech impaired text the non-emergency number on 07811 311 908.

“Quote reference: DP-20220908-332

“Alternatively, contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously by calling 0800 555111, or visiting crimestoppers-uk.org.”

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