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Armed police will be at Pembrokeshire County Show

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ARMED POLICE will be at Pembrokeshire County Show later this month, but Dyfed-Powys Police says their presence should not cause alarm.

The officers will be patrolling the show and liaising with security to ensure the safety of all attendees.

Superintendent Huw Meredith said: “We will be deploying specialist assets and armed officers who will help keep show-goers safe. Please don’t be alarmed when you see armed officers patrolling the show site, they are there to protect you and are a friendly bunch if you want to speak to them.

“Security is paramount to us at events such as this, so we ask for your patience and cooperation when getting through the gates. You can help us keep the event safe by being vigilant for anyone or anything that looks out of place or suspicious by reporting it to us on the 101 number.

“If you have any questions or concerns, our officers will be on hand to assist you. Equally, all those working at the show have been briefed to keep an eye out for suspicious activity so they will also be on hand to help.”

At the show, Dyfed-Powys Police is inviting visitors to visit their stand to find out more about how to safely enjoy what the area has to offer over the summer.

The stand is geared at bringing to life the force’s #EnjoyDPP summer campaign which is about helping people who live in and visit Pembrokeshire safely enjoy their summer.

Officers and staff from Dyfed-Powys Police and the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner will be on hand to offer practical advice to help people enjoy the towns, beaches, mountains and events. They will be joined on various days by key partners including Trading Standards, Immigration, Border Force Agency, Local Council Agencies, Victim Support, BAWSO, Community Cohesion Groups and Crimestoppers.

Inspector Shaun Bowen said: “Come say hello, meet our experienced and knowledgeable officers and staff and find out more about how to stay safe and enjoy the summer while taking advantage of the many wonderful places and events the area has to offer.”

Visitors will be able to explore a police vehicle and a tractor, meet a police dog, dress up as a police officer or Police Community Support Officer and pose for photos at an #EnjoyDpp photobooth.

You can also have a chat with experts on issues including summer safety, rural crime, financial crime, digital policing, crimes and issues that affect children and so much more.

To allow people to chat without distractions from the children there will be a special children’s corner where they can have their fingerprints taken and colour a police-themed picture.

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) liaison officers will be in attendance to offer advice and discuss any issues with the public. The officers are trained to provide specialist support to any LGBT victims of crime.

There will also be volunteers from the Special Constabulary there who will give advice and support to anyone considering volunteering as a Special.

The Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner has a host of activities planned, including promoting the Commissioner’s crime plan, giving people opportunity to pose their questions to the Chief Constable via the Commissioner, hop on a cow print exercise bike and help rack up the miles while hearing more about the Commissioner’s charity challenge.

Police and Crime Commissioner Dafydd Llywelyn said: “I’m delighted that representatives from my office will be there to talk to visitors about the role of Police and Crime Commissioner and the work I’m carrying out to ensure our four counties remain the safest in England and Wales.”

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Community raises funds to save local pub

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A JOB listing has been posted for a couple to run the Tafarn Sinc pub in Rosebush, after a campaign to buy and run the pub has been successful,

In total, £325,800 was raised to buy the pub by the community to keep it open.

Now a job advert has been posted for a couple to run the pub and live in the accommodation.

The applicants will need experience in the industry and speak Welsh.

Hollywood star Rhys Ifans was part of the campaign to save the pub, after the previous owners for the last 25 years decided to retire.

The couple, Brian and Hafwen Davies, were delighted that the community managed to raise the funds to save the pub.

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Former Haverfordwest keeper investigated after racism claims

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FORMER Haverfordwest County goalkeeper Lee Kendall is being investigated by the FA for racist comments he allegedly made towards Eni Aluko.

The current England Women’s Goalkeeping Coach is the latest person to be caught up in the FA’s racism row after former England Coach Mark Samspon was found to have made a racist remark towards her.

Aluko had been giving evidence at a Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee hearing, held on Wednesday (Oct 18).

She said that the England women’s goalkeeping coach, Lee Kendall, used to speak to her in a fake Caribbean accent.

Eni Aluko: Claims racist comments were made

Eni Aluko said that Sampson had made a ‘racist joke’ to her about Ebola and her family which was later revealed to be him allegedly telling her to be careful her Nigerian relatives did not bring the virus to Wembley.

The FA has also issued an apology to Aluko for the comments made.

A spokesperson for the FA told the Herald: “The FA can confirm we are investigating England Women goalkeeping coach Lee Kendall following new evidence that came to light on Wednesday alleging unacceptable behaviour towards Eniola Aluko during an England camp.”

Kendall made 136 appearance for Haverfordwest County between 2003-2007.

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Pembroke: Wheelchair-bound man jailed for repeatedly attacking woman

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A WHEELCHAIR-BOUND Pembroke Dock man left a woman with scars and injuries after he attacked her on four different occasions.

Lewis Laville, aged 23, threw heavy objects at the woman, twice striking her on her head causing serious bleeding and permanent scars.

On another occasion he caused her such serious leg injuries that she could not get up off the floor. But Laville ignored her pleas for an ambulance and left her on the floor for an hour.

In the final incident, Laville knocked out a front tooth.

Laville, of Powell Close, admitted four offences of assault causing actual bodily harm and was jailed for 18 months.

In one incident, Laville had begun insulting her and, after a row, through a can of hairspray at her. It struck her head, causing two cuts and scars.

Shortly afterwards he threw a glass ashtray at her, again hitting her on the head. Later, he through a heavy metal horseshoe at her, striking her leg, and finally a glass photo frame, which knocked out one tooth and cut another in half.

The victim had to attend a wedding with a missing tooth, the court heard.

In a victim impact statement the woman said she still had nightmares about Laville.

Laville, who wept throughout the hearing, had previous convictions for assaulting a partner.

Jon Tarrant, the barrister representing the victim, said he had had issues with alcohol but had been taking steps to deal with them.

And there had been fears about his mental stability, but he was also receiving treatment for that.

Mr Tarrant said he was now in a relationship and his partner was pregnant.

Judge Geraint Walters said he noted that Laville had not entered a guilty plea until the day of his trial.

He told Laville: “You subjected her to some very real violence and routinely and systematically abused her, causing not insignificant injuries.

“You were quite sadistic towards her.

“It is true you had your own difficulties as a result of an accident that left you confined to a wheelchair.

“The court has shown you considerable leniency in the past and has bent over backwards to see if you could be helped. But you rewarded that leniency by reoffending and breaching orders.”

Judge Walters issued a 10 year restraining order preventing Laville from contacting the woman after his release from prison.

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