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Fly tipping woman caught on camera

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A FLY tipping pensioner found herself in hot water after being spotted dumping her carpet along a footpath in Llanelli.

A member of the public captured her on camera carrying the carpet and depositing it in undergrowth.

Footage was then sent in to Carmarthenshire County Council’s environmental enforcement department.

When questioned by an enforcement officer, the woman admitted dumping it.

She was given a £350 Fixed Penalty Notice.

Other FPNs given out during September included

•  A £75 FPN was issued to a Llanelli man for throwing his dog’s poo which was bagged into undergrowth in Dafen Industrial Estate

•  A £350 FPN was issued to a man for leaving waste on the ground at the recycling facility situated at Morrison’s car park, Llanelli

•  A £75 FPN was issued to a Llanelli woman  for depositing a bag of rubbish in Erw Las, Llwynhendy

•  A £300 FPN was issued to a Llanelli man for failing to ensure that his domestic waste was disposed of appropriately. The residents waste was found at Llanerch Recycling Facility

•  A £75 FPN was issued to two Carmarthen residents for leaving their black refuse sacks other than their place of collection

•  A £350 FPN was issued to a Berkshire man for dumping waste in the Rheoboth Rd, Five Roads, in Llanelli. Council Environmental Enforcement Officers received a complaint about a quantity of waste being illegally deposited and traced the offender to a Berkshire address.

•  A £350 FPN was issued to a fly tipper for dumping two black bags of household waste in bushes at the picnic area, Mountain Road in Trimsaran

•  A £100 FPN was issued to a Llanelli householder after glass, food and clothing was found inside blue recycling bags despite being warned previously

•  A £75 FPN was issued to a resident of Bryngwyn Road, Llanelli for depositing a cardboard box at Dafen Park, Maescanner Road, Dafen

•  A £75 FPN was issued to a Horeb Road residen in Mynyddygarreg for dumping waste at Dafen Park, Maescanner Road in Llanelli

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Three men arrested over charity box and cafe thefts

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THREE men are being questioned by police in connection with a burglary in Llanelli this weekend.

A cash register containing around £1,500, a charity collection box, and approximately £1,000 worth of stock were stolen from Marzano’s Café Bar in Cowell Street in the early hours of Sunday, February 16.

Today (Tuesday) three men aged 35, 39 and 27 were arrested on suspicion of burglary.

Chief Inspector Chris Neve said property searches were also being conducted in the Llanelli area as part of the investigation.

“I would like to reassure the community of Llanelli that we take incidents like this extremely seriously,” said Chief Inspector Neve.

“I would also like to thank everyone who has come forward with information so far.”

Café owner Andrew Marzano said: “I am extremely grateful to Dyfed-Powys Police for their efforts since we reported the incident to them. 

“I am also extremely grateful and humbled to the local community as we have had hundreds of messages of support from far and wide.”

Anyone with further information that could help police should contact 101, quoting reference DPP/0005/17/02/2020/01/C.

If you are deaf, hard of hearing, or speech impaired you can also text the non-emergency number on 07811 311 908.

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Dyfed-Powys Police appeal following Llanelli road traffic collision

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Dyfed-Powys Police is appealing for information following a road traffic collision which occurred at approximately 12.15am, this morning, Tuesday 18th February, 2020.

A black Audi A4 estate and a pedestrian were involved in the collision on Station Rd, Llanelli. The pedestrian was taken to hospital with what are described as serious injuries.

Anyone who witnessed the collision, anyone who has information regarding the collision or information relating to the occupant of the vehicle is urged to contact the Serious Collision Investigation Unit quoting reference DP-20200218-006.

Police can be contacted by phoning 101, online at http://bit.ly/DPPReportOnline, or by email. If you are deaf, hard of hearing or speech impaired text the non-emergency number on 07811 311 908.”

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Lee Waters AM meets with prize winning students

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LOCAL Member of the Senedd Lee Waters visited Coleg Sir Gar to meet with prize winning students on Friday.

Three students from the college have won prestigious medals in the UK leg of the World Skills championship. WorldSkills UK Live is the UK national final for vocational skills competitions and brings together apprentices and young people from across the four nations to compete to world class standards in their chosen fields.

Llanelli’s Kieran Davies won a gold medal in the IT Support Technician category. Anwen Evans won a bronze in the health and social care category after being judged for how well she dealt with a patient with autism in a mock flat, and Lewis Hall won a Gold for woodworking.

Lee Waters MS said:“I was very impressed by the achievements of these award winning Coleg Sir Gar students beating off stiff competition from across the UK to win medals at the UK leg of the world-wide WorldSkills championship.

“It’s huge credit to them and their tutors for these real achievements.”

Pictured are Kieran Davies (wearing Red), Lewis Hall (wearing chequered shirt), Anwen Evans, Lee Waters MS and Andrew Cornish of Coleg Sir Gar

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