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Pembroke Dock: Protesters voice concerns about alleged child sex offender



AROUND 30 protesters gathered outside a property on Water Street in Pembroke Dock this afternoon (Oct 9) to express their concern that they thought an alleged child sex offender was living in premises

However, police at the scene told the gathered crowd that the person they were there to protest about was not at the property and would not be returning for the foreseeable future

The police said that efforts had been made to relocate the individual after the demonstration had been advertised on social media.

The Herald understands the demonstration follows an arrest at Pembroke Dock railway station last week, where a man in his 40s was arrested by officers following a sting by child protestor vigilante group Silent Justice.

The controversial organisation, which removed a post from its Facebook page following the suicide of an alleged offender in Ireland in August this year, confronted the Pembroke Dock man and accused him of engaging in a conversation with a 13-year-old girl for a sexual encounter.

In a Facebook Live video watched over 30,000 people, the male was confronted and told that he had actually been talking to a ‘decoy’ who was working for Silent Justice.

Feelings are already running high in the Pembroke Dock area following a major protest earlier this year in Monkton after a convicted sex offender was found in the community.

Speaking last week, a spokesperson for Dyfed-Powys Police told the Herald: “Dyfed Powys Police can confirm that a 43-year-old man has been arrested in Pembrokeshire on suspicion of grooming related offences and is currently in police custody. No charges have been brought at the current time, though officers are investigating the incident fully.

Chief Inspector Steve Davies said: “We recognise the strength of feeling which exists but would like to reassure the public that as your local police we are working hard in carrying out our duty to ensure all members of the community are safe.

“We are fully investigating the matter but ask that people do not take matters into their own hands or get involved in any unlawful activity which could hamper police enquiries. Where any criminal offences are committed, we will take appropriate action.”

By 3:30pm today all the protesters had left the scene.


Two-year-old’s mother says she will ‘live with guilt’ following tragic death



Kiara, 3: Sadly died in the incident

THE MOTHER of Kiara Moore, a two-year-old girl who sadly died following an incident in the River Teifi in Cardigan yesterday afternoon (Mar 19), has said that she is ‘so sorry’ for her ‘stupidity’ which lead to her death.

Kim Rowlands said: “Sadly yesterday my beautiful baby girl passed away!

“Due to my own stupidity, I will have to live with the guilt for the rest of my life!

“Mummy loves you baby girl and I’m so sorry.”

Kiara was found in the river in her parent’s car.

Police originally put made a public appeal asking for information about the car believing it to have been stolen with her in it, however it has now been revealed that it was a tragic set of circumstances which lead to her death.

Posting on Facebook, Jet Moore, Kiara’s father, said: “Just to let every one who keeps asking how know, it was the lemons stacked up too far!

“They got in the car to go home. Sat on bank card which snapped and needed money to get home etc.

“Went back to the office to get money from the desk and came back to no car. Looked in the river, no signs. So we thought she and the car had been taken.

“The police found the car a while later and went way beyond the call of duty jumping in and pulling her out.

“They tried to revive her for hours but unfortunately could not.

“Everyone had done their best.

“Thank you all so much for the support it means the world!”

He added: “Thank you all so much for the support it means the world!

“She was an incredible happy young girl who lived I hope a great adventurous fun life. And may have done more than most people.

“Been skiing twice and skied her self! Paddled the great glen Scotland. Paddled the Wye.

“Played on every beach we could. Had a loving family and made us all happy.

“She always wanted to be called RAR RAR which was our nickname for her.

“Love her so much”

A Dyfed-Powys Police spokesperson told The Herald they are not looking for anyone in connection with the incident: “Sadly, we confirm that Kiara Moore,  was pronounced dead at the University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff last night, having being recovered from a car in the River Teifi yesterday afternoon (Mar 19).

“Police have made extensive enquiries into the circumstances surrounding this tragic incident and can now confirm that we are not looking for anyone else in connection with the investigation.

“The vehicle was recovered from the river early this morning.

“H.M Coroner has been advised.

“Kiara’s family are being supported by specially trained officers.”

Nicola Hughes added on the father’s Facebook page: “This brings tears to my eyes I can’t imagine the pain you must be feeling, I pray that god will watch over you and give you strength during this awful time, rest in peace in heaven beautiful girl.”

Kiara was airlifted to Cardiff by the Wales Air Ambulance, after police said she was ‘removed from the vehicle’ and ‘recieved medical attention’.

30 emergency service staff remained at the scene as they searched a 200-metre stretch of the River Teifi.

Milford Haven Coastguard said it was a ‘large multi-agency operation’ headed up by Dyfed-Powys Police.

A specialist dive team from South Wales Police were on the scene.


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Pembroke Dock police urge caution following vehicle thefts



PEMBROKE DOCK police officers are investigating a number of reports of stolen vehicles and thefts of property from inside unlocked vehicles, in the Pembroke and Pembroke Dock areas, over the past two weeks.

Detective Constable Phil Jones, Dyfed-Powys Police, said: “Unfortunately there are criminals around who take advantage of trusting people, and recently we have seen a spate of stolen vehicles, and thefts of property from inside vehicles. The link between these reports is the vehicles were all unlocked at the time.

“My advice is to double check you have locked your doors, even if you are leaving the car a short while, and never leave valuables on show – take them with you or lock them out of sight in the boot.”

Anyone with information which could help police with their investigations is asked to call Pembroke Dock Police Station on 101, or anonymously report it to Crimestoppers by calling 0800 555 111. If you are Deaf, hard of hearing or speech impaired text the non-emergency number on 07811 311 908.”

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Haverfordwest: CCTV appeal following criminal damage



DYFED-POWYS POLICE is investigating criminal damage at Haverfordwest Labour Social Club, Dew Street.

Sometime between 11am and 1pm on Wednesday, January 17, 2018, someone superglued the padlock of the gate and fitted an extra chain and padlock.

Police would like to speak to the men in the images, who may have information that could help the investigation.

Anyone who recognises the men, or believes they are pictured in the images, is encouraged to contact PC 424 Dan Morris at Haverfordwest Police Station by calling 101.

If you are Deaf, hard of hearing or speech impaired text the non-emergency number on 07811 311 908. Quote reference: DPP/0058/17/01/2018/01/C.

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