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Glanaman: Home robbery man jailed



swanseaAN AMMANFORD man who attacked and robbed a 75 year old pensioner in his own home has been jailed today for eight years and four months.

Twenty five year old Rhodri Wyn Llewellyn thumped and kicked Peter Gordon Shaw for the sake of just £40.

Two days later Llewellyn attacked council worker Alan Williams as he walked down a lane in the town.  But Mr Williams fought back and Llewellyn was finally arrested.

Today, Llewellyn, of Fford y Glowyr in Betws, admitted robbery and assault and was jailed for eight years and four months.

Swansea Crown Court heard that Llewellyn spent his days drinking cider and taking valium tablets.

Kevin Jones, prosecuting, said on April 6 Mr Shaw opened the back door to his home in Maes y Bont, Glanaman, after a security light came on.

As he did so Llewellyn, who was hooded, burst in and began a merciless attack before dragging Mr Shaw upstairs and demanding “more and more” money.

After being left bloodied and with a broken nose Mr Shaw looked out of the window to see Llewellyn walking away and counting the money he had stolen.

The court heard that Mr Shaw was now too afraid to leave his own home.

The attack on Mr Williams happened as he walked down a footpath leading off Manor Road, Ammanford.

Mr Jones said Llewellyn attacked the 56 year old without warning and had never explained why.

His barrister, Ian Ibrahim, said even Llewellyn was horrified at what he had done. He understood he would spend many years in prison, added the barrister.

Judge David Hale said Llewellyn had brought “absolute shame and disrespect” to his family.

Judge Hale said it was a rare animal that would behave like he had in carrying out a brutal attack on a 75 year old man in his own home, and all for the sake of just £40.

“It is almost impossible to understand how you could do that just for the sake of some money.

“You must have seen as soon as you burst in that he was a man of some age,” added the judge.

Llewellyn was jailed for eight years for the robbery and an additional four months for the attack on Mr Williams.

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Llangennech: Police praise the courage of victims of sexual predator Peter Lewis



THE OUTSTANDING courage of three victims of a sexual predator has been commended by the officers who investigated the case.

Following the sentencing of ‘predatory’ child abuser Peter Lewis.

The 54-year-old, of Tirgof, Llangennech, will serve a 27 year extended sentence for raping and sexually assaulting three girls, who were all under the age of 13 at the time of the offences.

Senior Investigating Officer, Detective Chief Inspector Gareth Roberts, Dyfed-Powys Police, said:
“The three victims in this case have shown tremendous courage by supporting this investigation and giving evidence at court.
“Without them, this predatory sexual offender would not have been brought to justice.”

On Friday, 29 March 2019, Lewis was found guilty of 16 counts of sexual offences against children, including four of rape, seven of sexual assault, two of making indecent images and one of inciting a child to engage in sexual activity.

DCI Roberts continued: “Lewis did not accept responsibility and showed no remorse for his crimes. The investigating team has been tenacious in pursuing the truth and seeking justice for these brave girls.
“If anyone reading this has concerns surrounding contact they, or someone they know, has had with Peter Lewis, I urge them to speak to us.
“We have specialist police officers who will be there to support anyone who reports sexual offences to us.”

Police said: “We encourage any victims of sexual offences to have the confidence to come forward and report the offence to us. All reports are dealt with seriously and sensitively. Reports can be made by calling 101.

“Anyone with concerns about contact they, or someone they know, has had with Peter Lewis, is encouraged to contact Dyfed-Powys Police, quoting crime reference: DPP/0037/09/02/2018/01/C.”

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Llanelli Town Mayor hosted the Easter Family Fun Day



Llanelli Town Mayor David Darkin and Mayoress Kim Darkin with Cllr Suzy Curry and Cllr John Prosser also Nia Nia Griffith MP

ON Saturday 20th April Llanelli Town Mayor hosted the Easter Family Fun Day in the Selwyn Samuel Centre Arena.

The day was a huge success and raised lots of money for the mayors chosen charities – the main charity bring CYCA which provides support to children and young people in Carmarthenshire.

Attendees were treated to taster sport sessions with Rugby Tots, a selection of songs from Shrek Jr from the Hive Theatre Company, magic and fun from Crazy Clayton and a very special visit from Belle who sung songs and played games with the children.

Emergency services information stalls

The event was supported by many local community groups and even had a fire engine pop in for a visit.

Asda llanelli donated some of the Easter eggs and a huge thank you to other raffle prize donors including Joe’s ice cream, hungry horse and berridge-Jones photography.

Cllr David Darkin would like to thank everyone who supported and gave their time to make the event the success it was.

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Wales’ largest ever coastal walking festival launches May



THIS May a new walking festival celebrating seven years of the 870-mile coast path will take place. The festival’s aim is to encourage locals across Wales to get outdoors, meet new people and appreciate the beautiful Welsh landscapes.

Walks will cover seven coastal regions will be organised by the Wales Coast Path and Ramblers Cymru.

The festival not only aims to showcase Wales’ beautiful coastline and countless natural assets, the Wales Coast Path Walking Festival will also boost local tourism along the path whilst encouraging residents to come together to celebrate the country’s iconic coastline.

Taking place 4th -19th May 2019, the festival will feature over 40 new guided walks created by Ramblers Cymru. The festival programme has been specifically designed to suit all ages and abilities, with the majority of the walks free to join.

From fully accessible and short family walks tonature walks and more challenging hikes, the festival aims to encourage people to enjoy outdoor exercise while exploring Wales’ iconic coastline. All walks will be led by experienced guides offering insights into the unique wildlife, fascinating history and culture that can be found along the way.

Deputy Minister for Culture, Sport and Tourism, Lord Elis-Thomas, said: “This festival is set to be an excellent addition to Wales’ Year of Discovery and a way for visitors and locals to discover more about our unique Wales Coast Path. I’m delighted that the guided walks will encourage people to find out more about the landscape, history and wildlife associated with the coastal path and will also be an excellent way to be active while discovering more of Wales.”

Local authorities for each of the seven coastal regions, which include South Wales, The Gower, Ceredigion, the Llŷn Peninsula, Pembrokeshire, Carmarthen, and North Wales, will help support the event, along with partners National Resources Wales, Pembrokeshire Coast National Park and a number of charities including Keep Wales Tidy.

The festival, which coincides with Visit Wales’ Year of Discovery 2019, will follow a theme of discovery which will be prominent throughout. The Wales Coast Path is the world’s first uninterrupted route along a national coast and gives hikers access to undiscovered sections of the coast with stunning views, rugged landscapes and rare wildlife.

To learn more about the Wales Coast Path walking festival or book walks visit:

Register to attend the festival:

Admission free (additional charges for linear walks where transport is required).

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