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Drunken men found by police on Pembrokeshire train tracks

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A COURT has heard how two men apprehended by police officers on the railway track at Pembroke, had consumed so much alcohol they were barely able to stand.

Numerous 999 calls had been made by members of the public concerned at the behaviour the two men were displaying on May 7.

“Numerous calls had been made to the police with the result that officers discovered two males walking up the train tracks, and both were heavily intoxicated,” Crown Prosecutor Abigail Jackson told Haverfordwest magistrates this week.

Ms Jackson went on to say that Ethan Pender, 20, and Dylan Newton, 26, had been seen blocking doorways in the town centre and being abusive towards members of the public before they moved onto the train tracks.

When the officers arrived, the defendants became argumentative.

“They were also unsteady on their feet and were smelling strongly of alcohol,” said Ms Jackson.

“Their behaviour was unacceptable.

“Both were given verbal warnings by the officers but they continued to be argumentative with the result that they were arrested and charged.”

This week Pender and Newton, of Tenby Court, Monkton, pleaded guilty to being drunk and disorderly in a public place.

They were legally represented by solicitor Tom Lloyd.

“Both defendants realise how foolish their behaviour was,” Mr Lloyd told Haverfordwest magistrates in mitigation.  “They had consumed a great deal of alcohol and were out of control.”

Pender was fined £106 and ordered to pay £85 costs and a £42 surcharge while Newton was fined £80, with £85 costs and a £32 surcharge.

“You’ve been lucky, having been found on the train tracks,” commented the presiding magistrate when imposing sentence.  “You’ve also upset a lot of people.  We don’t want to see you here again.”

(Photo: Stock image/Network Rail)

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Police appeal for information following assault at railway station

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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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📧 | [email protected]

💬 | Direct message us on social media

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Police confirm arrests following violent disorder in Pembroke Dock

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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 https://bit.ly/DPPContactOnline[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 crimestoppers-uk.org.

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Audi driver admits to careless driving, seriously injuring paramedic

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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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