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Window cleaner sexually assaulted customer

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Swansea Crown Court

Swansea Crown Court

A LLANELLI window cleaner twice sexually assaulted a customer before she physically threw him out of her home.

Gary Metcalfe, aged 36, grabbed her breasts and then licked her lower back after pulling down her clothing.

Metcalfe, then of Swansea Road, Llanelli, admitted two offences of sexual assault.

Carina Hughes, prosecuting, told Swansea Crown Court that Metcalfe had agreed to clean her windows in return for alcohol.

He made a number of suggestive remarks before leaving after receiving a telephone call.

But he returned later and the woman made the mistake of allowing him back in.

Miss Hughes said Metcalfe again made sexual remarks and touched her on her arm before moving to her breasts.

He then pulled down her clothing and licked her before being told to get out.

Metcalfe refused but she managed to push him out.

After his arrest Metcalfe denied doing anything sexual and challenged the police to find any traces of his DNA on her back–which was precisely what they did.

On being told of the forensic results Metcalfe continued to deny what had happened and said his DNA must have got onto he back while she was pushing him out.

But he eventually entered pleas of guilty.

His barrister, Craig Jones, said he now appreciated that he had behaved “completely inappropriately.”

Mr Jones said Metcalfe had suffered a second shock. He had come across a “disgusting” website on the internet and had been so upset he had taken his mobile telephone to police in the hope of getting it shut down–only to be arrested and his mobile confiscated.

Mr Jones said he understood that matter was still under investigation, but if any charges were brought they would be contested.

The judge, Mr Recorder P.A. Hopkins, said Metcalfe had behaved in a reprehensible way and then persistently lied to police.

“You violated her in her own home,” he added.

Metcalfe was made the subject of a three year community order and ordered to attend sexual offenders group sessions and alcohol counselling sessions.

He was also ordered to register with the police as a sex offender for the next fives and to pay a £60 government surcharge.

Mr Recorder Hopkins also issued a restraining order banning Metcalfe from contacting the woman until further order.

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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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