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AN ILLEGAL IMMIGRANT appeared in Haverfordwest Magistrates Court on Wednesday to answer a charge of growing 430 cannabis plants in Milford Haven. 

Ho Hoang, from Vietnam, who is in his twenties with no fixed abode, pleaded guilty to the charge. Prosecuting, Vaughan Pritchard- Jones said: “Officers went to an address in Milford Haven because a letting agency was suspicious of the tenants. When they arrived they pushed the letterbox open and could smell cannabis, so they forced entry and found a number of rooms had been adapted for the production of cannabis. “It was a sophisticated production, though the police discovered the enterprise in the early days. The only option here is to send this case to the crown court. The defendant accepts he is illegally in this country and he has nowhere to stay. He is likely to be deported once criminal proceedings have finished and I suspect he would not turn up. I would like to make an application for him to be remanded in custody.” Magistrates sent the case to Swansea crown court for sentencing on August 15. Hoang was remanded in custody until then and must cooperate in the preparation of a pre-sentence report.

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

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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

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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

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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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