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Brazen break-in at Meyrick Street vape shop: Public urged to assist



IN the early hours of Wednesday, 29th May, a break-in occurred at a vape store located on Meyrick Street, Pembroke Dock. The perpetrators made off with nearly the entire stock of the shop, causing extensive damage in the process.

The owners of Juice33, the affected store, have described the thieves as “worthless degenerates” who not only stole the majority of their products but also caused significant harm to the store’s exterior and interior. Despite being insured, the owners anticipate considerable financial losses due to the theft and the time required to repair the damage and restock the store.

In a public plea for assistance, the owners urged anyone who might have seen or heard anything suspicious on Lower Meyrick Street between 1am and 3am to come forward. They have asked the public to report any information to the police using the crime reference number DP-20240529-039. Additionally, they are seeking vigilance from the community to watch out for anyone attempting to sell vape products locally.

The intruders managed to steal the physical media recorder and the cameras for the store’s CCTV system. The owners are currently awaiting images to be retrieved from cloud storage but have expressed concern that the thieves might have destroyed the cameras before any useful footage could be captured.

Juice33 has announced that while their Pembroke Dock location will remain closed temporarily, their stores in Haverfordwest and Milford will continue to operate as usual. They are working diligently to reopen the Pembroke Dock store as soon as possible.

Inspector Andrew Hedley of Dyfed-Powys Police has encouraged the community to assist in the investigation. “We urge anyone with information about this incident or who may have noticed anything unusual during the early hours to report it online at Your assistance is vital in bringing those responsible to justice,” he said.

The break-in has sparked outrage and sympathy from local residents, who have expressed their support for the Juice33 team. The community’s response underlines the importance of local businesses and the collective effort to protect them from criminal activities.


Man sentenced for disturbing domestic abuse against his mother



IN a harrowing case heard at Swansea Crown Court, Silviu Grigore, 35, has been sentenced for a series of disturbing offences against his 66-year-old mother, including threats to kill, assault, and extreme inappropriate behaviour.

The court heard that Grigore, who is unemployed, had made his mother’s life unbearable, subjecting her to relentless verbal abuse, demands for money, and physical threats. This sustained pattern of abuse culminated in an incident on May 17th, where Grigore’s actions escalated to a terrifying degree.

Grigore, originally from Romania, moved to the UK with his mother in 2021, settling in Llanybydder. Despite their shared history, his behaviour towards her became increasingly hostile. The court was told that Grigore frequently shouted and swore at his mother, calling her derogatory names, spitting at her, and blaming her for his unemployment.

One particularly shocking aspect of the case was revealed when it was stated that Grigore had exposed himself to his mother on multiple occasions. On one such occasion, he inserted a plastic bottle into his rectum in her presence, a deeply distressing experience for the victim.

The events of May 17th began when Grigore’s mother returned from work and went to bed, only for Grigore to burst into her room, making accusations and demanding money for alcohol. Despite her attempts to escape, the abuse continued later that evening after they bought a pizza together. Grigore’s behaviour became increasingly erratic and aggressive after consuming beer.

The court heard that he shouted, screamed, and spat at his mother, making repeated threats to kill her. In fear for her life, she sought refuge in a garden shed but was eventually persuaded to come back inside. Grigore then physically assaulted her, grabbing her clothing and shaking her while continuing his threats.

Terrified, his mother fled to a nearby supermarket and contacted the police. Although Grigore initially denied the offences, he changed his plea to guilty when the case reached the crown court.

During the sentencing, the court heard of the profound impact on the victim. She described feeling low, frightened, and unable to find peace, suffering from loss of sleep, stress, and isolation from friends and family.

In his defence, it was noted that Grigore had faced significant challenges in his early life, including the loss of his father at a young age, which forced him into an adult role prematurely. His defence argued that his emotional and educational development had been stunted as a result. Additionally, Grigore’s actions were attributed to a ‘clear lapse’ in his mental health, exacerbated by alcohol abuse, for which he expressed remorse.

Grigore’s criminal record includes eight previous convictions for 12 offences, including battery, and he was under a court order at the time of the May 17th offences.

Judge Mr Recorder G Bull KC condemned the aggravated nature of the offences, noting their occurrence in a domestic setting, the history of abuse, and the breach of a community order. Grigore was sentenced to 15 months in prison for the threats to kill, with a concurrent four-month sentence for the assault. He will serve half of this time in prison and the remainder on licence.

Additionally, a five-year restraining order was imposed, prohibiting Grigore from contacting his mother in any manner.

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Thai woman accused of killing son in appears in court



A THAI woman accused of killing her seven-year-old son has made a court appearance.

Papaipit Linse, 43, of Upper Market Street, Haverfordwest, is charged with the murder of her son, Louis Linse, on Wednesday, January 10.

In February, it was determined that Linse was not fit to enter a plea, resulting in her transfer to a secure mental health unit. However, defence counsel Dyfed Thomas previously informed the court that it was “highly likely Ms Linse would regain fitness to plead”.

The case was revisited at Swansea Crown Court on July 17, where Linse spoke only to confirm her name.

John Hipkin KC, representing Linse, requested that the defendant not be required to enter her plea at this time. “The issue in the case is entirely psychiatric-based,” he stated.

Mr Hipkin highlighted that an initial psychiatric report suggested the possibility of a special verdict by reason of insanity, as well as diminished responsibility. The court was informed that further psychiatric reports are to be prepared for both the defence and prosecution.

Linse was ordered to return to court on September 23.

Dyfed-Powys Police and paramedics were called to the Upper Market Street address shortly before 10.45am on Wednesday, January 10. The police later confirmed they were investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of the seven-year-old child.

HM Coroner for Pembrokeshire, Paul Bennett, opened the inquest into Louis Linse’s death on January 19. The inquest was adjourned pending the outcome of the police investigation.

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Police investigate early hours hit and run in Haverfordwest



POLICE in Haverfordwest are investigating a road traffic collision which occurred at about 2.00am in the morning on Wednesday (Jul 17).

A vehicle collided with two pedestrians on Barn Street, the Pembrokeshire Herald understands.

One man was taken to hospital, with the police stating that his injuries are not believed to be life threatening.

The vehicle, described as a white van, possibly a Ford Transit, allegedly left the scene

Enquiries are now ongoing to urgently trace the vehicle, and to find out who was driving it.

The police have asked that anyone who witnessed the collision, or anyone with information that could help officers with their investigation, is asked to report it to Dyfed-Powys Police.

You can report any information you may have online at:, by emailing [email protected], or by calling 101.

If you are deaf, hard of hearing, or speech impaired text the non-emergency number on 07811 311 908. Quote reference: DP-20240717-024

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

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