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County Council warns of recent telephone scam

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CARMARTHENSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL are issuing a warning about a recent telephone scam after receiving reports over the weekend that residents had received a phone call from someone claiming to be from the county council.

The person on the other end of the telephone line has been attempting to scam money by encouraging people to claim money for a personal injury claim.

Reports came in from several complainants over the weekend, all saying that the person had been claiming to be from Carmarthenshire County Council.

The public should be advised that this is indeed a scam, and the council have provided advice to people who receive such a call.

Councillor Jim Jones, Executive Board Member for Public Protection, said: “This appears to be an attempt to solicit personal or financial information from vulnerable people on the pretence that the caller is representing Carmarthenshire County Council.

“Carmarthenshire County Council does make legitimate phone calls to residents on a range of service issues, but we do not cold call residents in relation to compensation claims, neither will we ask for financial information over the phone.”

The council is urging anyone who receives a call similar to this, to simply hang up immediately. They should not provide any personal or financial information to the caller.

If you believe you may have fallen for the scam and have provided information over the phone, you should contact the Trading Standards department immediately.

Jim Jones continued: “If you do receive a phone call from one of our officers and are in doubt about the authenticity of the caller, please call us on 01267 234567 for further advice.

“Our Trading Standards team is investigating and urge anyone who believes they may have been caught out to contact them immediately.”

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Appeal follows fatal road traffic collision in Llanelli

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DYFED-POWYS POLICE is investigating a fatal road traffic collision that happened in Llanelli last night. At approx. 8.15pm on Saturday 22 February the collision happened between a white Suzuki Swift car and a male pedestrian, at Church Street, Llanelli, near the Magistrates Court. Emergency services attended, but sadly the 53 year old pedestrian had sustained fatal injuries.

The Serious Collision Investigation Unit is appealing for any witnesses to the collision to get in touch, but they are also appealing to anyone who may have Dashcam footage of the incident to contact them. You can get in touch by phoning 101. Please quote reference DP-20200222-347, so our busy call handers can marry your information to the correct incident as quickly as possible. If you are deaf, hard of hearing, or speech impaired text the non-emergency number on 07811 311 908.

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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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