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Christmas Eve visit results in criminal conviction for Fishguard man



A CHRISTMAS EVE visit resulted in a court conviction this week after Luke Harvey wrecked an onslaught of criminal damage to his ex-partner’s bedroom.

Harvey was seen standing at the top of a flight of stairs that lead to his partner’s home in Gwelfor, Fishguard on Christmas Eve 2023.

“His partner knew he wasn’t allowed there and asked him to leave,” Crown Prosecutor Abigail Jackson told Haverfordwest magistrates this week.

“But Luke Harvey replied, ‘Why?  It’s Christmas’.  He was in an aggressive mood and he began shouting abuse.”

Ms Jackson said that Harvey, 20, then walked into his partner’s bedroom.

“She heard banging from inside and at this point she texted an individual asking them to call the police,” said Ms Jackson.

Harvey then left the property and proceeded to drive off in Ms Delaeny’s blue Ford Focus.  This was despite the fact that he did not hold a driving licence.

Police officers eventually discovered Harvey driving the vehicle along Heol Caradog in Fishguard.  Police body-worn footage was shown to the court during which Harvey could be heard apologising profusely to the officers and saying repeatedly, ‘I haven’t done anything wrong.

Towards the end of the footage, one of the officers could be heard shouting ‘Spray the car’.

“The court can make of that comment what they will,” said his solicitor, Mr Tom Lloyd.

“It’s clear to see that as soon as Luke engaged with the officers, he was in a state of panic and seemed distressed.

“You can hear him clearly apologising and he was in fear of what he’d done.”

Mr Lloyd said his client suffers from Oppositional Defiant Disorder and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.

“This will explain why my client acted on impulse that day,” he said.  

Harvey, of Allt y Carne, Goodwick, pleaded guilty to taking a vehicle without the owner’s consent, driving otherwise than in accordance with a licence, using a vehicle without third party insurance, obstructing a police officer in execution of their duty and causing criminal damage to a property.

He was sentenced to a 12-month community order during which he must carry out 20 rehabilitation activity requirement days.  He was fined £120 and ordered to pay £500 compensation to Ms Delaney.  No compensation was awarded to the police officer.

“We were aware of the comment made by the police officer [on the video footage], so there will be no separate compensation to him,” commented presiding magistrates Mary Smith.

Harvey was also ordered to pay £85 costs and a £114 court surcharge. 


Police appeal for information following assault at railway station



OFFICERS in Pembrokeshire are investigating a report of an assault on a woman that happened outside Haverfordwest Railway Station at approximately 8:10pm on Monday (Jun 17).

One man, aged 49, was arrested on suspicion of common assault and remains in police custody.

Did you witness the assault or have any information that could help officers with their investigation? If so, get in touch:

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Police confirm arrests following violent disorder in Pembroke Dock



POLICE in Pembrokeshire have made a statement following the incident on Saturday in which a man on a hoodie was seen wielding a samurai sword in Pembroke Street, Pembroke Dock whilst others engaged in a punch up. 

The police have now confirmed that four people were arrested following events, three men and one woman.  

On Monday a spokesperson said: “Dyfed Powys police responded to a report of disorder and an individual with a weapon, on Pembroke Street, Pembroke Dock at approx. 4:50pm, Saturday June 15.

“Emergency services were dispatched immediately and arrived at scene shortly after.

Four people were arrested; 3 males aged 51, 47, 46 and one female, 37 and have since been released on bail, pending further police enquiries.

We are not looking for anyone else in relation to this incident.

Superintendent for Pembrokeshire, Craig Templeton of Pembrokeshire said.

“We understand this has caused concern amongst residents in the area.

We would like to thank members of the public for their patience and support during this incident.

You will likely see a greater police presence in the area and our local officers will be available should you have any concerns and wish to speak with someone”.

If you have any information that may assist officers in their investigation, please contact us either online via[email protected]

Direct message us on social media or call 101

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Alternatively, contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously by calling 0800 555111, or visiting

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Audi driver admits to careless driving, seriously injuring paramedic



AN Audi driver has admitted to careless driving, which resulted in a paramedic sustaining serious injuries.

Charlotte Harding, 38, of Murray Road in Milford Haven, crashed her Audi A3 into paramedic Sean Luby, who was riding his Honda motorbike on the A4076 Steynton Road at approximately 5.10pm on January 29 last year. Mr Luby was subsequently taken to the University Hospital of Wales in Cardiff in critical condition.

Harding appeared at Swansea Crown Court, where she pleaded guilty to causing serious injury by careless driving. She is scheduled to be sentenced on August 9.

Judge Paul Thomas KC indicated that although the offence meets the custody threshold, Harding, who has no prior convictions, is likely to receive a suspended sentence.

Prosecutor Sian Cutter informed the court that Mr Luby had suffered “both grave and life-threatening injuries” in the collision. Ian Bridge, representing Harding, stated that she was “distraught” over the incident.

In the meantime, Harding has been given an interim driving disqualification until the date of her sentencing.

Following the accident, Mr Luby’s colleagues established a JustGiving page to support his family with travel and accommodation costs while he was hospitalised. The initiative received an overwhelming response, raising nearly £6,000 in less than two days, with the total amount eventually reaching £11,145.

The community’s generosity has provided significant support to Mr Luby and his family during this challenging time.

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