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Major fracas at Square and Compass

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Square and Compass: The usually idyllic spot

Square and Compass: The usually idyllic spot

TWO MEN found guilty of using threatening behaviour were sentenced by the District Judge in Llanelli on Thursday (Apr 14).

Grant Fulcher, 26, of Station Road, Ammanford, and Anthony Evans, 28, of New Road, both originally pleaded not guilty to charges of using threatening behaviour with the intent of provoking the use of violence.

However, magistrates found both men guilty on April 8 and sentencing had been adjourned to allow for reports from the probation service.

Prosecuting, Sian Vaughan explained that the charges related to an incident in the Square and Compass Pub, Ammanford, on February 2.

Of the four participants in the fight, one, a doorman, had pleaded guilty to the charge at the first opportunity, while another man had been acquitted by magistrates.

CCTV footage showed the doorman, who has subsequently lost his licence as a result of the incident, in discussion with Evans and another party.

However the situation escalated, and footage showed Evans kicking the doorman while he was on the floor.

At this point, other staff members were trying to separate the parties and encourage the three men to leave. However, Fulcher was seen to grab hold of a doorman and drag him into a lane outside the pub, where the situation continued to develop.

A glass collector who tried to intervene was bitten on the hand by Fulcher, leaving an open wound.

In mitigation, Kate Williams said that the initial incident had begun with the doorman and their friend, and that they had acted to defend themselves and their friend.

Representing the probation service, Tim Jenkins said that both Evans and Fulcher had no issues with alcohol or drugs, and described the offence as ‘a one-off where excessive force was used. He added that both men were of previous good character and were unlikely to reoffend.

Mr Jenkins also pointed out that imprisoning Fulcher, who runs an insurance call centre, would threaten the livelihoods of his staff.

District Judge Sophie Toms said that both men were ‘extremely fortunate not to have been charged with more serious matters’.

Evans and Fulcher were both given 16 week prison sentences, suspended for 12 months, and ordered to carry out 150 hours of unpaid work each.

In addition, Fulcher was ordered to pay compensation of £200 to the member of staff that he bit, and both men were told to contribute £300 to prosecution costs and pay a victim surcharge of £80.

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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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