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Father named in tragic train death as 27-year-old Sean Jones

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Tragic: Sean Jones with fiance Lisa Boucher just two days before his death.

Tragic: Sean Jones with fiance Lisa Boucher just two days before his death.

A MAN who died after being hit by a commuter train between Carmarthen and Swansea on Monday morning (Jun 22) has been named as 27-year-old Sean Jones of Bigyn.

A former student of Coleg Sir Gar where he studied Mechanical Engineering, Mr Jones went on to work as a machine operator at Alun Griffiths Contractors Ltd.

The British Transport Police was called to the main south Wales line near Gowerton shortly before 9am, and the man was pronounced dead at the scene.

The incident caused severe delays to the services between Swansea and Carmarthen during the peak morning service hours.

The death is not being treated as suspicious and tributes have been pouring in for Sean from family and friends on social media site Facebook, with fiancé Lisa Boucher writing ‘still can’t believe the love of my life Sean Jones, my world has gone forever… I will love you forever your babygirl’.

As news of the incident broke, Superintendent Andy Morgan, of British Transport Police (BTP), said: “Our officers were called to the line at Gowerton railway station on Monday June 22, following a report of a person being struck by a train. The incident was reported to BTP at 8.57am and is currently being treated as non-suspicious. Colleagues from South Wales Police also attended alongside paramedics from the Welsh Ambulance Service, but sadly a man was pronounced dead at the scene. A file will be prepared for the Coroner.”

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    Mamiddau

    June 24, 2015 at 8:47 pm

    devestated for his loved ones. Hope you sought consent to use the picture of him with his fiancée, as that would cause additional distress if not, and insensitive to say the least!

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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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