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Man arrested following alleged rape at Green Man Festival 

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Officers investigating an alleged rape at the Green Man Festival in Powys have made an arrest.

The arrest came following the release of an e-fit on Friday, August 26. The man has since been released on police bail pending further enquiries.

A spokesperson from Dyfed-Powys Police has said: “We are not looking for anyone else in connection with this incident at this time.

“We would like to thank everyone who shared the appeal.”

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Pembroke Dock residents ‘terrified’ as chaos and violence erupts in streets

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PEMBROKE DOCK was thrown into chaos on Saturday afternoon (Jun 16) as violence erupted in Pembroke Street, leaving residents terrified and questioning the safety of their community.

Eyewitnesses reported a man waving a samurai sword or machete and two other men attacking an individual, leaving him beaten and wounded on the ground.

The shocking incident drew a swift response from emergency services, with six police cars and two ambulances rushing to the scene.

Videos circulating on social media showed chaotic scenes, with one clip capturing the man brandishing the sword while another depicted two men assaulting a third, leaving him bloodied and on the pavement. Witnesses identified the assailants as local individuals, further fueling fears about escalating violence within the community.

Natalie Newton, the owner of The Dolphin Hotel, described how one of the men allegedly involved, ran into her establishment seeking refuge. She said: “He came in out of breath, couldn’t even breathe to tell me what was happening. He looked off his face on drugs, so I told him to get out,” Newton recounted. “At that time, I didn’t know what was happening in the street with the guy and the sword. I had a lovely group of ladies enjoying an afternoon of food and drinks when some crackhead walks in off his face! But it’s not the first time! Something needs to be done about the crackheads across the road negatively impacting mine and the Tavern’s business! Two days ago, there were around 12 police officers marching in the street with tools to break down their door at midday! Why aren’t they being sorted out?”

Some customers at The Market Tavern at 15 Pembroke Street said they were ‘locked in’ whist the drama unfolded.

Residents reported that the police arrested at least one male at the scene, though details remain unconfirmed by official sources. Comments from residents indicated a mixture of anger and disbelief. “Absolute fools,” remarked Marie Stacey, while another resident, Sarah Gambold, mused, “Must be something in the water.”

The presence of emergency services sparked further debate among locals. Maria Rigby noted, “Look at the ambulance there for them makes me sick. They’re straight away while others got to wait hours for one.” Shanice Riley echoed this sentiment, criticizing the perceived misuse of resources, “What a waste of resources and taxpayers’ money.”

The incident has left many Pembroke Dock residents feeling unsafe and demanding action. “It’s about time we all did something to protect our loved ones,” urged Michelle Scott, reflecting the community’s call for greater security measures.

Dyfed Powys Police have yet to release an official statement detailing the events or confirming arrests. The Pembrokeshire Herald has asked for a comment and will publish an update soon as this story develops.

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Haverfordwest drug dealer sentenced after cannabis, coke and MDMA found

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A 23-YEAR-OLD drug dealer has been sentenced to a total of two and a half years in prison after police discovered a large quantity of drugs and cash at his mother’s house.

Owen Maddocks, of Hywel Road in Haverfordwest, was arrested after police attended his mother’s address on 15 June last year to speak with him about an unrelated matter. During their visit, officers found £4,905 in cash and a substantial amount of drugs in Maddocks’ room, prosecutor Ieuan Rees told Swansea Crown Court.

The police discovered 1.284kg of cannabis, around 147 MDMA tablets, and approximately 18 grams of cocaine. Maddocks was arrested and provided a prepared statement in the interview before being released on bail pending further investigations.

On 5 April, Maddocks was stopped by police while a passenger in a car. He admitted to having cannabis on him and further quantities at his flat and his mother’s house. Officers subsequently recovered an additional 72 grams of cannabis. Maddocks again provided a prepared statement, admitting to selling drugs to known users to pay off a drug debt.

The April offence occurred while Maddocks was on bail for the initial charges. He admitted possession with intent to supply cocaine and cannabis, possession of MDMA, and possessing criminal property relating to the cash found on 15 June. He also admitted a second charge of possessing cannabis with intent to supply on 5 April.

In mitigation, Dean Pulling explained that Maddocks was primarily involved in the supply of cannabis, with the cocaine being a minor sideline. He noted that Maddocks felt pressured to commit the April offence to make up for the cash seized by police. Mr Pulling added that Maddocks had been introduced to cannabis at the age of nine but is now drug-free and has found his first experience of custody challenging.

Judge Catherine Richards sentenced Maddocks to two years for the June offences and an additional six months, to run consecutively, for the April offence. An additional month was added for breaching a suspended sentence order.

Judge Richards ordered that the £4,905 seized from Maddocks be utilised by Dyfed-Powys Police in their efforts to combat drug trafficking.

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Increased police presence after man asks children to get into his car

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DYFED-POWYS POLICE is investigating a call reporting suspicious behaviour at Penparcau Park, Aberystwyth yesterday evening (Thursday, June 13).

A man is reported to have driven alongside two children who were in the park at around 7.50pm and asked them to get into his car.

The children called a parent, who alerted police.

The man, who was driving a black car, is believed to have driven up Third Avenue and onto Heol y Wern.

Residents in Penparcau will notice an increased police presence in the area over the coming days as officers continue their enquiries.

Anyone with information about the incident, or who might have CCTV footage of the vehicle, is asked to get in touch, either online at https://bit.ly/DPPContactOnline, by emailing [email protected], or by calling 101.

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

Quote reference 347 of June 13.

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