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Sex offender who abused young girl is jailed again

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A FORMER Crundale man jailed for sexually assaulting a young girl has been sent to prison for a second time.

Eric Tenain, aged 50, had just completed the custodial element of a four year term when he was re-arrested after a second girl went to the police.

Today (Nov 13) he was jailed for six years and four months after he admitted sexually assaulting a girl when she was aged seven or eight.

Tenain, who has lived in St Davids and Trefin but before being jailed in 2015 lived at The Flat, Crundale, denied rape.

The pleas were accepted by the prosecution at Swansea Crown Court after the victim and her family had been consulted.

Ian Wright, prosecuting, said Tenain had held the girl down on a bed and penetrated her with his hand. When she asked him to stop he placed a hand over her mouth to stop her from screaming and slapped her across her head.

Mr Wright said that after his arrest Tenain gave police a short, written statement but refused to answer questions.

Police asked him to explain a comment he had made in 2015 about ‘this horrible lust thing that I have’ but he would not to elaborate.

Mr Wright said in a victim impact statement the girl said she suffered flashbacks and nightmares and a feeling that life was not worth living.

Tenain’s barrister, Ieuan Rees, said the latest offending had been a single incident and not a course of conduct.

He said French born Tenain intended moving back to France when he was free to do so.

Judge Keith Thomas ordered Tenain to register with the police as a sex offender for the rest of his life.

 

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Man ‘lucky to be alive’ after lorry crash

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THE CHAIR of the Carmarthenshire and Pembrokeshire Liberal Democrats says that he is lucky to be alive after a freak car accident in Burton last week.

Andrew Lye was driving towards the Cleddau Bridge when his car was hit by lorry’s stabiliser which had come loose and was protruding into the road.

The collision, which happened at 2.45pm on Friday (Dec 7), left Mr Lye’s car written off, and he was badly shaken.

Mr Lye was thankfully not injured.

The police are investigating the crash between his Kia Picanto and a DAF LF lorry.

Mr Lye, who is the former Council Leader in the West Wiltshire District Council, told The Herald: “I consider myself to be lucky to get out of the car in one piece.

“I didn’t see the stabiliser bar as the lorry came towards me and the first I knew of the collision was the sound of my car being torn apart and glass and plastic flying over me.

“I am glad that I wear glasses as this protected my eyes.”

The police have been contacted for a comment.

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Pembroke: School to be closed tomorrow due to ‘major leak’

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Closed: Due to a 'major leak' (pic. Martin Cavaney)

A ‘MAJOR LEAK’ has closed Ysgol Harri Tudor / Henry Tudor School in Pembroke this morning (Dec 13).

The electrical system has been affected by the leak and the classrooms are not usable.

The council have said that the school will remain closed on Friday (Dec 14) as well.

A Pembrokeshire County Council spokesperson said: “Ysgol Harri Tudor / Henry Tudor School in Pembroke is closing this morning (Thursday, 13th December) at 10.30 am because of a major leak in one of the buildings. This affected the electrical system and rendered classrooms unusable.

“All staff and pupils are safe and transport arrangements are in place.

“Please monitor Pembrokeshire County Council’s social media pages for information as to whether the school will be open tomorrow (Friday, 14th December). A decision will be taken later today.”

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Santa dog parade raises money for Greenacres

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FRIARS VAULTS in Haverfordwest hosted a Santa dog parade to raise money for Greenacres Animal Rescue on the weekend.

The event, which took place on Sunday (Dec 9), included a catwalk for dogs, hunt for treats and a raffle.

The total amount raised on the night was £110 with a further £45.50 collected through the donation box.

The winner of the best-dressed Dog was Deb and Steve Bunston with Pip, in second place was Danielle Boswell with Badger and in third place was Caitlin Davies with Denzal.

Greenacres Animal Rescue said on their Facebook page: “A huge thank you to all at Friars vaults Haverfordwest & Jamie Sid Williams for holding the fabulous fancy dress pooch party yesterday.

“A very welcome £158.50 was raised for Greenacres. Thank you all”

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