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Police pleased with jail sentence for domestic abuser

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DYFED-POWYS POLICE has welcomed a sentence issued to a man who admitted a ‘truly frightening’ attack on a former partner at Swansea Crown Court on Wednesday (Jan 3).

Jason Delme Lee was sentenced to a total of 49 months imprisonment, following a successful investigation by the Llanelli Joint Investigation Unit was launched after a sustained attack by Lee on a former partner at Llanelli in September of last year.

Lee pleaded guilty to S20 assault – wounding, breach of a restraining order, criminal damage, aggravated vehicle taking, disqualified driving, driving without insurance and failing to provide a specimen of breath,

Detective Inspector Gareth Roberts said: “I am pleased to see justice served for the victim with the sentencing of Jason Delme Lee.

“The evidence obtained and support of the victim meant that we had a strong case which resulted in a guilty plea.

“What happened to the victim was truly frightening, and the guilty plea removed the need for her to relive the incident at Court. This is a firm message to domestic abuse perpetrators that your actions will not be tolerated within our communities and you will be responsible for the consequences of your actions.

“I hope this sentence gives his victim some peace of mind and encourages people who are victims of domestic abuse to get in touch, and have the confidence that we are committed to deploying specialist resources to fully support vulnerable victims and ensure the effective and efficient investigation of such crimes.”

If you are suffering from domestic abuse please call Dyfed-Powys Police on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

Help and advice is also available from Live Fear Free or Call free on 0808 80 10 800, who provide a confidential, non-judgmental service providing information and support.

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New ward extension opens at Werndale Hospital

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WERNDALE Hospital opens its £1millon ward extension, featuring a suite of new spacious patient en-suite rooms and additional light and airy ward space for new nurses’ stations, new technology and medical equipment, in pleasant and comfortable spaces. 

Werndale is part of Circle Health Group, the UK’s largest provider of private healthcare. The group is carrying out a £125 million redevelopment programme across its 50 hospitals in the UK.

Werndale has a strong history in the village of Bancyfelin, where is has been serving the local communities of Wales for over 32 years.

James Davies, Wales and Scarlets rugby player, from Bancyfelin, cut the ribbon to mark the official opening on Monday 1st August. His nickname “Cubby”, is reference to his brother’s nickname, “Fox”; this refers to the Fox & Hounds pub their parents ran in Bancyfelin, the village where they grew up. Staff and consultants were given the chance to view the new extension, with a small gathering to mark the occasion and celebrate all the hard work that has gone into this project over the last 12 months.

Jacky Jones, Executive Director of Werndale Hospital said: “The investment programme is an exciting opportunity to expand what we can offer to patients at Werndale. Our staff and consultants are delighted with this expansion which will allow us to meet the private healthcare needs of patients and families in Wales and will decrease waiting times which will positively impact the patient’s experience. Having the new patient rooms here increases our ward capacity by 20%, it is a great investment”.

Gaynor Llewellyn, Director of Clinical Services said: “At Werndale we are committed to continuous improvement of clinical facilities and services. We continually invest in the hospital so that we can offer our patients and consultants reassurance when they visit us for treatments”.

Werndale Hospital is seeing increased demand for its services across all specialities particularly orthopaedic surgery, ophthalmology, and general surgery. Nearly 4,000 patients had surgery at Werndale Hospital, Bancyfelin during 2021 and the new investment will enable ward capacity to be increased by 25 per cent.

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M4 closed westbound following lorry fire near Swansea

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A SECTION of the M4 near Swansea was shut on Monday (Aug 8) due to a vehicle fire.

The westbound section of the motorway, between junction 47 at Penllergaer and junction 48 at Hendy closed.

Emergency services were called to the scene, and there was queuing traffic in the area.

Traffic monitoring service Inrix reported: “M4 Westbound closed, queueing traffic due to vehicle fire between J47 A48 (Penllergaer / Swansea West Services) and J48 A4138 Pontardulais Road”

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Police appeal after Llanelli assault: victim required hospital treatment

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DYFED POWYS POLICE is investigating an assault which occurred on Regalia Terrace, Llanelli, Carmarthenshire at about 12.05am, Sunday 3rd July.

The victim required hospital treatment.

Officers have carried out all possible lines of enquiry, and are now appealing for help from the public.

They would like to identify the person in the CCTV image, who may have information that could help the investigation.

Anyone who knows who the person is, or if you believe you are pictured, contact Dyfed-Powys Police.

This can also be done either online at: https://bit.ly/DPPContactOnline, by emailing 101@dyfed-powys.police.uk or phoning 101.

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

Please quote reference DP-20220703-011

Alternatively, contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously by calling 0800 555111, or visiting crimestoppers-uk.org.

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