Connect with us
Advertisement
Advertisement

News

Controlling partner’s sentence revoked ahead of new charge

Published

on

IN A SURPRISING turn of events, a controlling boyfriend who had been handed a community order following an assault on his partner has had his sentence rescinded. This decision comes as the individual, Rhys Trott, is set to face new charges for another violent offence. Trott, 20 years old, appeared in Swansea Crown Court last Thursday and pleaded guilty to charges of controlling or coercive behaviour in an intimate relationship, assault occasioning actual bodily harm, and three counts of criminal damage.

During the court proceedings, it was revealed that Trott had subjected his girlfriend of only two weeks to a vicious attack. He callously informed her, “You’re lucky – I could do more,” after pushing her to the ground and assaulting her. Responding to these disturbing details, Judge Recorder Richard Kember sentenced Trott to a two-year community order, which included requirements such as completion of the Better Building Relationships programme, 30 days of rehabilitation activity, and participation in an alcohol abstinence monitoring and risk programme. Additionally, Trott was ordered to pay £220 in compensation to the car owner, and a two-year restraining order was issued to protect his former partner.

However, just a day after the sentencing, Trott found himself back in court. It was revealed that he was due to be sentenced for a separate offence of assault by beating at Haverfordwest Magistrates’ Court. The incident in question involved a different woman and was alleged to have occurred on or around 12th July of the previous year. Trott had already pleaded guilty to the charges in the lower court on 25th May, with his sentencing scheduled for 14th June in Haverfordwest.

Due to his incarceration while awaiting the second sentencing, Trott’s community order was rendered impractical. Recognising this complication, Judge Recorder Kember stated, “I entirely agree the sentence I passed yesterday now cannot stand. After that sentencing hearing, everyone found out something they did not know before. That is that you were on remand for an assault by beating matter on 14th June. Had I known that yesterday, I would not have taken the action I did. I have now to rescind that sentence. You will have to be sentenced all over again.”

Consequently, Trott’s re-sentencing will take place after the assault by beating case has been addressed in Haverfordwest Magistrates’ Court. This unexpected twist further underscores the seriousness of Trott’s actions and the need for a thorough evaluation of his crimes.

The Pembrokeshire Herald will continue to follow this case closely as it develops, providing future updates.

Continue Reading

Community

The Harbourmaster: Special rail excursion draws crowds to Milford Haven

Published

on

MILFORD HAVEN witnessed an extraordinary event yesterday as a special charter train, operated by UK Railtours, made a unique visit to the town, drawing in 500 railway enthusiasts. Departing from London Paddington, the 13-carriage train, which included both first class and standard accommodations, travelled off the usual passenger routes to provide a scenic journey along the south Wales coast.

Starting the day with pick-ups from various locations including Slough, Reading, Swindon, and Bristol Parkway, the train ventured through the Severn Tunnel into Wales, showcasing a series of rarely used freight tracks. Notably, the locomotive switched at Newport to a pair of GBRf Class 66 freight engines, enhancing the experience for those on board by traversing tracks seldom seen by passenger services.

The journey took passengers through Cardiff, Bridgend, and Port Talbot Parkway, deviating at Court Sart Junction to follow the diversionary Swansea District line. The train paused at various locations including Llanelli and Haverfordwest, where passengers enjoyed a 90-minute break while the train was serviced.

A major highlight of the trip was the exploration of the seldom-visited Robeston branch, a treat for the rail enthusiasts who filled the train to capacity, necessitating a waiting list for hopeful travellers. The venture concluded at Milford Haven, where passengers disembarked for a photo session before the train commenced its return journey to London, including a final scenic pass via the Swansea Avoiding line and the Bishton flyover.

Local Councillor Nicola Harteveld of Milford Haven Town Council expressed delight at the influx of visitors, noting, “What an incredible sight at Milford Waterfront today with passengers enjoying our local scenery. It’s a testament to the unique charm and appeal of special rail tours.”

First class passengers were treated to The Great British Breakfast and a four-course dinner, while a buffet car served those in standard class, ensuring all passengers enjoyed their journey with comfort and style.

This tour, fully booked in all classes, underscores the continuing enthusiasm for unique rail experiences in the UK, combining a love for heritage rail with the exploration of less-travelled tracks. As the train made its way back to London Paddington, the participants reflected on a day filled with adventure and picturesque landscapes, leaving them with memories of a rare rail journey along the historic and scenic routes of Wales.

Continue Reading

Crime

Police appeal after girl, 15, assaulted at Lydstep Point to Point

Published

on

DYFED-POWYS-POLICE says it is investigating an assault which occurred at Lydstep Point to Point event near to the announcers stand, between 4.30-4.45pm on Monday, April 1, 2024.

The victim, a 15-year-old girl, was allegedly assaulted by two other females, one believed to be in her late teens and the other in her late thirties. The young victim sustained facial injuries.

Police are now appealing for anyone who attended the event that may have information that could help them with their investigation to contact PC 772 Boyt either through a direct message on social media, online at: https://bit.ly/DPPContactOnline, by emailing [email protected] or by calling 101.

Quote reference: 24*310890

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

Continue Reading

News

Major search in the area of The Cleddau Bridge and Hobbs Point

Published

on

A MULTI-AGENCY rescue response was initiated first thing on Saturday following reports of a person in difficulty in the area surrounding The Cleddau Bridge, The Herald has been told.

Police were joined by two coastguard rescue teams, the RNLI and a coastguard rescue helicopter during the search.

A police launch was also used in the operation.

Details are still unclear, but we understand that the search has now been stood down.

MORE TO FOLLOW.

Continue Reading

News1 day ago

Major search in the area of The Cleddau Bridge and Hobbs Point

A MULTI-AGENCY rescue response was initiated first thing on Saturday following reports of a person in difficulty in the area...

News3 days ago

Newgale pub fire: Cause undetermined, but ruled accidental

THE MID and West Fire and Rescue Service (MAWWFRS) has recently concluded its investigation into the fire that devastated the...

Sport3 days ago

Jasmine, Lleucu, Carys & Courtney: The Pride of Pembrokeshire

Four rugby players from Pembrokeshire are gearing up to take on Ireland in the Women’s Six Nations this weekend. Jasmine...

Crime3 days ago

Independent inquiry into child sex abuse commissioned by Caldey

WE have reported on this story for years, but in a very significant development this week, Caldey Island Abbey has...

Crime4 days ago

Mechanic lands four-figure fine after head-butting officer in Quins

A COURT has heard how a police officer was head-butted outside the Quins Rugby Club in Pembroke Dock by a man described...

Community4 days ago

29 homes planned for Pembrokeshire village development

A scheme for 29 houses, including two affordable units, in the north Pembrokeshire village of St Dogmaels, close to the...

Crime5 days ago

Former Pemb Dock mayor accused of making child abuse images

FORMER Pembroke Dock mayor Terry Judkins has appeared before Haverfordwest magistrates charged with making 52 Category A images of a...

News6 days ago

Port of Milford Haven continues to invest with £40m funding from HSBC

THE Port of Milford Haven is making a series of strategic investments to strengthen its position as the UK’s largest...

Business1 week ago

National Resources Wales to check Withyhedge Landfill enforcement compliance

IN FEBRUARY, NRW served a Regulation 36 Enforcement Notice on RML, the operator of Withyhedge Landfill requiring them to complete...

News1 week ago

RNLI issues safety warning in Wales ahead of stormy conditions

THE Royal National Lifeboat Institution is encouraging people to be cautious if visiting the coast this weekend as the Met...

Popular This Week