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Woman fears further violence as assaulter sentenced for ‘brutal attacks’



IN A HARROWING court hearing this week, a woman expressed her terror of experiencing further violence from a man who was recently convicted of assaulting her on two occasions.

Reading out a victim impact statement at Haverfordwest Magistrates’ Court, the woman disclosed, “The abuse I’ve suffered has really affected me.

“I’m scared to go out of the house because of him, and I’m petrified of further violence from him.

“But I know that it will come.”

Jeremiah Jones, a resident of Montgomery Close, Monkton, Pembroke, has been sentenced to a community order by Haverfordwest Magistrates’ Court after being found guilty of assault and harassment charges.

Jones, 42, pleaded guilty to two charges of assault by beating.

On August 18, 2022, he assaulted a woman known to him, causing physical harm.

Just two days later, on August 20, he committed the same offence against her.

Crown Prosecutor Sian Vaughan highlighted the severity of the incidents, stating that he forcefully slapped the victim’s face, followed by punching and pushing her thigh, resulting in visible bruising.

In addition to the assault charges, Jones was also charged with engaging in controlling and coercive behavior in an intimate relationship.

Between March 1, 2022, and August 20, 2022, he continuously monitored the victim’s movements, drove past her workplace, and exhibited behavior that had a serious detrimental effect on her emotional well-being.

During the court proceedings, Tom Lloyd, Jones’ legal representative, shed light on the circumstances surrounding the offences. Jones had consumed an excessive amount of alcohol, approximately eight pints of lager, after a day of work, leading to a heated argument about the victim’s friendship with another woman.

Lloyd emphasised that Jones had lost everything as a result of his actions.

Haverfordwest Magistrates’ Court handed down a 12-month community order, involving 100 hours of unpaid work and 15 rehabilitation requirement days for Jones.

Additionally, he was ordered to pay £200 in compensation to the victim, along with £150 in costs and a £114 victim surcharge. Magistrates also imposed a two-year restraining order, prohibiting any form of direct or indirect contact with the victim, except through authorised third parties such as solicitors or social services representatives when seeking access to their children.

In a separate charge of harassment without violence, Jones pleaded guilty to pursuing a course of conduct amounting to the harassment of the same woman known to him.

The incidents involved monitoring her movements, following her, driving past her workplace, and pestering her via social media. The court took into account

Jones’ guilty plea and incorporated the charges into the community order, which courts say aim to rehabilitate the offender while ensuring the safety and protection of the victim.


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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