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Monkton: Incident at ‘former female sex offender’ property comes to end

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Angry mob: Up to 200 people are gathered in a street in Monkton (Pic: Herald)

AN ANGRY mob of around 200 people besieged a property in Monkton last night (Jul 11) following a post on social media suggesting that a female occupant of the property has a history of serious sexual offending.

At 3am this morning (Jul 12) police officers entered the building and removed the two occupants for their own safety.

A Dyfed-Powys Police spokesperson said: “Dyfed-Powys Police officers remain in Gwilliam Court, Monkton today, following the disturbance that took place last night into the early hours of this morning.

“The disturbance was as a result of concerns posted on social media locally in respect of individuals at the property.

“The public were advised to be mindful that any action taken or comments made on social media could result in police action. Nevertheless, a large crowd, in excess of 100 people, gathered in the area causing a significant disturbance with minor damage being caused.

“South Wales Police provided support in order to assist us in dealing with the incident and ensure the safety of all members of the public and officers at the scene. It was necessary to have specialist resources at the scene, to ensure the incident was brought to a safe conclusion as soon as possible. Thankfully no one was injured with the two occupants from within the property safely removed.

“The members of the public that had gathered were issued with a Dispersal Order, which assisted in the movement of people from the area and the incident concluded at around 3.40am. No arrests made.

“Dyfed-Powys Police is now liaising with Pembrokeshire County Council housing officers, and the concerns voiced by the community during the incident will be raised with them. Extra reassurance patrols will be conducted in the area, and anyone with further concerns are advised to speak to officers at the scene, or call 101.”

The Herald was live at the scene last night. Below are our real time updates.

WARNING: Very strong language

 

The incident started when a post on the Facebook group Spotted Pembroke and Pembroke Dock said that the person was living in Pembrokeshire under an assumed name and was ‘very dangerous’.

The post has been shared over 1,000 times by angry locals who have posted nearly 400 comments on the main link alone.

There was a heavy police presence as the authorities tried to deal with the crowd, and threats were made to the safety of the occupant or occupants of the property.

A spokesman for Dyfed-Powys Police told The Herald: “Officers are at the scene of an on-going incident at Gwilliam Court, Monkton, Pembrokeshire.

“Officers arrived at scene at approximately 9.40pm and remain there. A large crowd of people has gathered in the area causing a significant disturbance.

“Officers are working to ensure the safety of all members of the public and to bring the matter to a close as swiftly as possible.”

Pic: Herald

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Llanteg: Car crash causes large tailbacks

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A CRASH on the A477 in Llanteg has caused large traffic tailbacks this afternoon (Sept 25).

Emergency services, including Dyfed-Powys Police and Mid & West Wales Fire and Rescue Service are at the scene.

Rush hour traffic is starting to slow in both directions.

Motorists are advised to avoid the area if possible.

There are currently no reports of serious injuries.

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TV voices lead massed choirs at St David’s Cathedral

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THE HEAVENLY voices of Llanelli’s Angelicus Celtis, ITV’s Britain’s Got Talent Semi-Finalists, will be leading an army of voices performing at St. David’s Cathedral next month (Oct 7).

Angelicus Celtis from the ranks of the international broadcast and performance voices of Wales’ Hywel Girls’ Choir & Hywel Boy Singers will unite with the Hywel Choirs, Llanelli Choral Society and Haverfordwest Male Choir (musical director Richard Stephens) for an momentous massed voice performance of ‘A Journey of World Music’ on Saturday, October 7, at St. David’s Cathedral.

The evening will also star acclaimed organist Huw Tregelles Williams OBE, pianist Jane Jewell, orchestral percussionist Gareth Hamlin – all under the baton of legendary conductor John Hywel Williams MBE.

The artists and stunning performance return to the cathedral by popular demand after last year’s sell-out performance in October 2016.

This year’s performance highlights will include magical moments from opera, classical, sacred, cinema, musicals and international music.  Exciting highlight will include Habanera, Benedictus, Les Miserables, Phantom of the Opera, Nimrod, a poignant tribute to veterans and the centenary of WW1, Holy City,  a world premiere of a choral arrangement of Karl Jenkins’ Palladio Allegretto by John Hywel & Jeremy Hywel and Angelicus Celtis’ acclaimed rendition of Nessun Dorma as seen by millions of TV viewers around the world… to name but a few.

Angelicus Celtis who have enjoyed a whirlwind year of television and radio broadcasts, were recently featured on BBC’s Songs of Praise filmed from Pembrokeshire where they gave a moving rendition of Be Still My Soul from the beautiful surroundings of Manorbier Castle.

Tickets for A Journey of World Music (£15, £20) can be obtained via www.ticketsource.co.uk/hywelchoir, by telephone 07795 236807, at St. David’s Bookshop or at the door.

Doors open 6.45pm. Performance commences 7.30pm.

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Parent networking groups to be held this autumn

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PARENT network groups for people whose children need extra help and support are being held this autumn in various locations around Pembrokeshire.

The groups are an ideal opportunity for parents and carers to chat to other people in their local area who might have similar issues facing children with additional learning needs, and share experiences over a cup of coffee.

The parent network groups are led by local parents and organised by Pembrokeshire County Council. They are facilitated by an Inclusion Support Officer from the Council who will be on hand to give further advice and information if needed.

There are eight different groups, which are meeting in Narberth, Crymych, St Davids, Tenby, Haverfordwest, Milford Haven, Fishguard, and Pembroke.

The sessions are being held as follows:

Fishguard, Town Hall

8th November

13th December

 

12-1pm

6-7pm

  Narberth, Bloomfield House

25th September

6th November

18th December

 

6-7pm

10-11am

Pembroke, Foundry House

19th October

30th November

 

6-7pm

10-11am

St Davids, City Hall

24th October

12th December

 

6-7pm

12-1pm

Haverfordwest, Archives Centre

9th October

20th November

 

 

10-11am

6-7pm

Tenby, Community Learning centre

26th October

7th December

 

 

6-7pm

6-7pm

Preseli, Community Learning Centre

19th October

7th December

 

 

12-1pm

6-7pm

Milford Haven, Hubberston Community Learning Centre

23rd October

4th December

 

 

6-7pm

10-11am

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