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Man trapped in car



A MAN is trapped in his car this afternoon (Oct 11) after an incident on the road by Llanelli library.

Several emergency service vehicles are at the scene, including the Welsh Ambulance Service and Dyfed-Powys Police.

Motorists are advised to avoid the area if possible.

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Llanelli: Police appeal over Trinity Road assault



Dyfed-Powys Police is investigating a report of an assault in Trinity Road, Llanelli.
A man was assaulted near the mini roundabout at around 12.35am on Monday, October 16.
Any witnesses, or anyone with any information that could help police, are asked to call 101.

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Arriva Trains Wales pulls out of Welsh rail franchise bid



THE COMPANY which runs most of Wales’ rail network has pulled out of the contest to continue running it from next year.
Arriva Trains Wales has told the transport authority in Wales it will withdraw from the bidding process and has said it is “no longer participating in the Wales and Borders competition”, adding it had “not been an easy decision”.
Transport for Wales said it was “not uncommon” for bidders for major projects to withdraw.
General Secretary Mick Cash said: “This decision by Arriva to abandon their operations in Wales exposes the whole flakey and opportunist nature of the rail franchising process. They appear to have pulled out because they can’t make enough money which is extraordinary.
“This news presents a golden opportunity for the Welsh to take back control of their railways through public ownership and that opportunity should be seized with both hands.”
Arriva Trains Wales’ parent company Arriva said it “had been proud” providing rail transport in Wales for almost 14 years.
A spokesman said: “We will continue to work constructively with TfW to help make the next franchise a success and build upon the legacy that Arriva has built with Arriva Trains Wales,” said an Arriva statement. We remain fully committed to delivering for our customers.”
Tom Joyner, managing director of Arriva Trains Wales said: “We have been notified that Arriva Group have withdrawn from the bidding process for the next Wales and Borders franchise.
A spokesman for Transport for Wales added: “We would like to thank the company for their support and positive attitude since the procurement started and we will continue to work closely with the company to ensure that existing staff and customers are central to our transition planning over the next 12 months.
“With final tenders due later this year, we have three companies with world-class credentials each putting their own, distinct cases for how they will deliver the ambitious objectives we set, with the goal of delivering a step change in rail services for passengers across Wales and the Borders.”
The remaining bidders are Keolis-Amey, Hong Kong-based MTR Corporation, and the Abellio Group, which operates bus and rail networks across Europe and is the international arm of the Dutch national rail operator.
The new franchise is due to start in late 2018.

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Toddler was ‘soaked in blood’ after murder of mother



A TODDLER was left soaked in blood as her mother was murdered by her jealous boyfriend for kissing another man, a court has heard this week.

Dylan Harries, 22, is accused of repeatedly stabbing young mum Katrina Evemy, 19, after secretly texting a message from her phone to the other man.

Katrina spent six days on a life support machine after the attack at her home but later died in hospital.

Harries is accused of launching the attack on his ‘on-off girlfriend’ by stabbing her and biting her on the arm after learning she kissed another man.

Dylan Harries: With young mum Katrina Evemy (pic. Wales News Service)

A court heard he lashed out with a knife – and left Katrina’s toddler daughter covered in her mother’s blood.

Prosecutor Patrick Harrington QC said: “Harries arrived at the home of his sometime girlfriend Katrina Evemy, he went into the house and inflicted appalling injuries upon her by stabbing her repeatedly.

“The attack was done in the presence of the victim’s young daughter, who herself became covered in her mother’s blood.

“Not only did he inflict appalling knife wounds, he also bit Miss Evemy on the arm.”

Mr Harrington added: “Miss Evemy had been in a relationship with Harries for some time but it was very much an on-off relationship.

Katrina Evemy: Her child ‘soaked’ in blood after her murder (pic. Wales News Service)

“Harries is by nature possessive and jealous.

“He had that day learned that Miss Evemy had kissed another man.”

The court heard Katrina kissed Robert Morton on a night out after she and Harries argued – and the pair exchanged phone numbers.

But several days later Harries allegedly stole Katrina’s phone and started texting Mr Morton pretending to be her.

Dylan Harries: Accused of murder (pic. Wales News Service)

Mr Harrington said: “A text from Mr Morton read ‘You and your fella had an argument, he ended it and stormed off. Your fella got the wrong end of the stick. We danced a little then we kissed a couple of times then swapped numbers.’

“Harries then sent a message back from her phone saying ‘This is her boyfriend and she denied it.’

“Mr Morton replied ‘This problem is between you and her’.”

Mr Harrington said that shortly after reading the message, Harries walked two miles from his house to Katrina’s armed with a knife and carried out the bloody attack.

Attacked: The young mother was stabbed to death (pic. Wales News Service)

Mr Harrington said DNA evidence proved Harries was responsible for the bite on Katrina’s arm and there were distinctive marks on the wound from his brace.

Harries denies the attack at Katrina’s home in Llanelli, saying he found her wounded when he arrived at the property on April 13.

Harries, of Felinfoel, Llanelli, denies murder. The trial continues at Swansea Crown Court.

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