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Show visitors have their say on crime

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heddluVISITORS to the Royal Welsh Show had their say on how crime victims can be supported. They were asked how those suffering from crime would best like to report an incident and access assistance. Staff from the office of Dyfed-Powys Police and Crime Commissioner Christopher Salmon gathered opinion during the show at Llanelwedd, Powys last week. Mr Salmon said: “I want all victims in Dyfed-Powys to get the support they need to cope with the immediate impacts of crime. “Every victim deserves help to recover from the harm experienced. Nobody who suffers a crime should feel unsupported.” The Commissioner is creating an online directory of victims’ services and wants to know how the public would best like to access this. He said: “This directory will help people at difficult times in their lives – so how should it be presented online? How should it be promoted and how can I ensure that any printed copies don’t simply sit on shelves?” Visitors to summer events such as the Royal Welsh and the National Eisteddfod (Llanelli, Carmarthen, August 2-9) are being asked for their views on other matters affecting their communities, such as antisocial behaviour. Mr Salmon’s staff are also seeking views on his role, confidence in the police and how volunteering can be made increasingly attractive. He is also eager for members of the public to tell him about topics they’d most like to discuss.

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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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