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Lola murder trial: “WTF has he been doing to my baby”



THIS was the question Sinead James, 30, asked officers when shown images of Lola’s injuries during an interview.

Transcripts from James’ police interviews were read out to Swansea Crown Court this afternoon, Thursday, March 23.

In the interviews, James had been probed by officers about her relationship with Kyle Bevan, 31, who is accused of murdering James’ two-year-old daughter Lola by inflicting catastrophic head injuries on July 17, 2020.

James confirmed that it was a relatively new relationship which started in February 2020.

The relationship progressed quickly and Bevan ended up moving into James’ home with her three children when the country went into lockdown in March of that year.

In early interviews, which were dated July 18, 2020, James claims Bevan was amazing with her children, always buying them things and would often sit colouring and playing with them.

She said: “he’s amazing with the kids, sits and paints with them, will do anything they ask him to do. 

“I don’t think for one second he would hurt any of my children.”

She describes the couple as having a good relationship with hardly any arguments.

But in later interviews she admitted that things were not as rosy as the picture she first painted.

James described a few instances where Bevan had got angry; especially when he had drunk alcohol and taken a street version of the drug xanax.

She described a few instances where Bevan had headbutted door frames, smashed light switches with a hammer and punched the sofa. Although James insisted this was at a time when the children would be at their grandmother’s house.

When probed as to why she didn’t ask him to leave, James replied: “When he loses his temper it’s horrible, I don’t like it, I don’t like it when he’s taking alcohol and xanax he kicks off. 

“Kids not there then, if they are i would remove them.”

James was shown a video of Lola that was recovered from Bevan’s phone, where she was laying limp, with obvious swelling and bruising to her forehead and lips and Bevan had picked her up and tried to get her to stand, but Lola hit the floor with a thud.

James gasped followed by “He’s not even holding her properly, I can’t watch it.

“I feel like I want to punch him in the face, he’s not even holding my baby properly he’s probably caused more damage to her.

“Why would he do that to a baby, she’s two-years-old, why would he do that. Never seen him handle children like that. That’s sickening.

“If he can do that what has actually happened to my baby.”

James was shown further footage of Lola’s injuries, including photos of her bruising on her body.

She replied: “What the f**k has he been doing to my baby.”

“Look at the marks on her, no way are they all caused from falling down the stairs.

“Please, you’ve got to charge him for what he’s done to her.”

James is charged with allowing or causing the death of a child by not protecting Lola from Bevan.

The trial continues tomorrow.


Concerns in Camrose as person with drone spotted ‘spying on properties’



CAMROSE COMMUNITY CENTRE posted a warning to residents on Sunday afternoon (Jun 4), after a person with a drone was spotted acting suspiciously.

The post on the Community Centre’s Facebook page said that a man with a large black van was spotted in the area using the drone to look into houses and gardens.

The Herald has asked the police for a comment


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Charles Street closed off as cladding falls off commercial building



FIRE FIGHTERS and police responded late on Sunday morning (Jun 4) to an incident involving cladding falling off the the top of the second floor of a commercial building.

Traffic was diverted away from the affected area whilst emergency services made sure the structure was safe.

A ladder tender from Haverfordwest Fire Station was called upon to assist in the incident.

Initial reports stated that no person was injured by the falling debris.

One passer by said “It is lucky this happened on a Sunday when most of the shops were closed, the outcome could have been rather different if this happened on a week day.”

The police confirmed the incident happened at West Wales Properties building, 89A Charles Street, Milford Haven.

(Photos: Tracy Hobbs Stinton/Facebook and David Lee/Herald Photographer)

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Galactic Triumph! Heritage Centre transforms for epic Falcon Fun Day



THE TOWERING figure of Chewbacca made a grand first time entry to Pembrokeshire on Bank Holiday Monday, starring in the second Falcon Fun Day at Pembroke Dock Heritage Centre.

The famous Star Wars character joined other re-enactors, including Darth Vader, Stormtroopers and Luke Skywalker, posing for countless photographs with the many hundreds of visitors who flocked to the centre in bright sunshine.

Starring inside the centre was R2-D2, the legendary droid from the Star Wars films. Re-enactors, from the 501st UK Garrison costuming group, travelled from across Wales and as far away as Milton Keynes to join in an event which is already becoming a firm favourite for Star Wars fans of all ages from a very wide area.
The Heritage Centre features a permanent exhibition telling the story of how the ‘Millennium Falcon’ spaceship was built in secret in a former RAF hangar in the 1970s for the Star Wars film ‘The Empire Strikes Back’.

Mark Williams, leader of the Falcon project, said: “The lightsaber training proved very popular all day and the virtual reality experience was a huge success. We are grateful to all the visitors for their support and patience as there were, at times, long queues. We shall be back again next year.”

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