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Alleged assault on Gelliswick Road sparks police investigation

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A saturday evening was shattered by an alleged assault that occurred on Gelliswick Road at approximately 9 pm on September 9. Dyfed-Powys Police swiftly responded to the incident, launching an investigation into the disturbing event that left two individuals injured.

The victims, whose identities have been withheld for privacy reasons, were promptly taken to the hospital for medical treatment. Thankfully, their injuries were not life-threatening, and they were later discharged after receiving necessary care.

According to official reports, Dyfed-Powys Police arrested two individuals in connection with the incident. The suspects, whose identities remain undisclosed, were taken into custody and subsequently released on conditional bail pending further investigations. The police have urged anyone with pertinent information to come forward, hoping that community cooperation will aid in their efforts to unravel the details of the alleged assault.

Authorities have provided several channels through which individuals can share their information. Those willing to assist in the investigation can report any relevant details online via the Dyfed-Powys Police website (https://bit.ly/DPPContactOnline) or email the police at [email protected]. Alternatively, concerned citizens can call the police hotline at 101, quoting reference number 23000861926.

For those who wish to remain anonymous, the independent charity Crimestoppers offers a safe platform to share information. Crimestoppers can be contacted at 0800 555111, or information can be submitted online at crimestoppers-uk.org. The charity plays a vital role in enabling individuals to provide vital information without fear of retribution, thereby aiding law enforcement in solving crimes.

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Youth arrested for racially aggravated common assault in Haverfordwest

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DYFED-POWYS POLICE are appealing for witnesses to a racially aggravated assault which occurred in Tesco, Haverfordwest on Tuesday June 11, at about 7.30am.

Police are seeking any independent witnesses who may be able to assist with the investigation.

One male, aged 18, was arrested on suspicion of racially aggravated common assault and has since been bailed pending further enquiries.

Did you witness the assault or have any information that could help officers with their investigation? If so, get in touch, either online at: https://bit.ly/DPPContactOnline, by emailing [email protected], or by calling 101.

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

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Drink-driver admits failing to stop after hitting vehicles near Neyland

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A 28-YEAR-OLD motorist has admitted driving his Audi A3 into three parked vehicles near Neyland, when he was over twice the legal drink-drive limit.

Macauley Carter hit an Audi A3, a Land Rover and a VW Golf which were all parked at Hazel Bank Hill, Llanstadwell, on the night of May 25.

“A witness heard a loud bang and when they went to see what had happened, they discovered an Audi A3 lying on its roof,” Crown Prosecutor Abigail Jackson told a judge sitting at Haverfordwest magistrates this week.

“Officers attended and discovered the vehicle still on its roof as well as a number of other vehicles which had been damaged in the incident.”

The other vehicles comprised a Land Rover, a Volkswagen Golf and another Audi A3.

Ms Jackson went on to say that the witness also heard a female calling out from the passenger side of the Audi A3, while a male was heard speaking from the driver’s side.

When spoken to by police officers, the defendant initially denied all knowledge of the incident, however his girlfriend subsequently informed officers during a police interview that Carter had been the driver at the time of the offence.  She also stated that he had consumed alcohol prior to the accident.

Subsequent breath tests carried out by officers showed Carter had 93 mcg of alcohol in his breath.  The prescribed legal limit is 35.

At a previous hearing at Haverfordwest magistrates court last week (June 11), Carter denied drink driving plus additional charges of causing his vehicle to be left in a dangerous position, failing to stop after a road accident and using a vehicle without a valid test certificate.  This week, however, he changed his pleas to guilty on all four charges.

The court was told that Carter, of Willow End, Milford Haven, is employed at the Hinkley Point Power Station.

He was sentenced to a 12 month Community Order during which he must carry out 120 hours of unpaid work.  He must also pay £200 court costs and a £114 court surcharge.  He was disqualified from driving for three years.

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Pembrokeshire man threatened to headbutt wheelchair bound wife

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A 52-YEAR-OLD Pembroke man has appeared before a district judge after threatening to headbutt his wheelchair-bound wife.

“Your wife is wheelchair bound and yet you made threats to headbutt her,” commented District Judge Mark Layton when imposing sentence against Edward Smith this week.  “It must have been a very difficult and frightening experience for her.”

The court was told that in the early hours of May 25,  Smith returned to the marital property in Adams Road, Monkton, after spending the day drinking alcohol in local pubs.

“The couple married in September last year but their relationship has been described as toxic,” Crown Prosecutor Abigail Jackson told  Judge Layton who was sitting in Haverfordwest magistrates court on Tuesday.

“When he drinks, he’s horrible, explosive and abusive.”

Mrs Smith was woken in the early hours of the morning, as her husband arrived home.

“She believed he was drunk, as he’d been out drinking all day,” said Ms Jackson.

“He became increasingly irate, shouting at her and being aggressive. He then walked around to his side of the bed and lay down.  But he immediately got up, lunged on top of Mrs Smith and strangled her. He also squeezed her hand really hard.”

Smith then proceeded to remove his wife’s phone from her hand.

“He refused to return it and once again he jumped on her.”

Mrs Smith, who suffers from a number of undisclosed physical disabilities, managed to get out of bed but the defendant proceeded to stand directly beside her wheelchair saying “I could easily headbutt you.”

The following day police officers discovered Smith driving his vehicle along The Parade, in Pembroke.

“Officers were trying to locate his vehicle and when they stopped him they carried out a roadside breath test which proved positive,” said Ms Jackson.

Further breath tests showed Smith had 62 mcg of alcohol in his system.  The prescribed legal limit is 35.

Smith, who currently resides at the Old King’s Arms, Main Street, Pembroke, pleaded guilty to charges of assault by beating and drink-driving.

He was represented by solicitor Michael Kelleher.

“This is very difficult for my client as he’s been living in a hotel since the incident although he acknowledges that his behaviour was totally unacceptable,” he said.

“His daughter has been acting as a go-between since the incident, and there’s every chance of a reconciliation.”

Smith was sentenced to a 12-month community order during which he must carry out 20 rehabilitation activity requirement days.  He was made subject to an alcohol monitoring tag for 90 days.  

He must also pay £100 compensation to the victim, £85 court costs and a £114 surcharge.  He was disqualified from driving for 18 months.

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