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Jailed 'coma' conman came to court in a wheelchair

A conman who allegedly tried to evade justice by claiming to be a comatose quadriplegic arrived at court in a wheelchair.

Alan Knight was jailed for four-and-a-half years after he was found guilty of taking more than £40,000 from his neighbour Ivor Richards' bank accounts. Richards, was suffering from dementia.


Conman who fleeced £40,000 from neighbour jailed

A "devious, calculating" conman and alleged paraplegic, who fleeced his elderly neighbour out of more than £40,000 has been jailed for four-and-a-half years.

Alan Knight claimed to be caring for next-door neighbour Ivor Richards, who was suffering from dementia. But the 47-year-old systematically "drained" Mr Richards' accounts and spent the cash on a caravan and holiday, Swansea Crown Court heard. Knight later admitted 19 counts of forgery, fraud and theft.

North takes central role for Wales

George North will move into the centre when Wales open their autumn Test campaign against Australia on Saturday..

Injuries to both Jonathan Davies and Scott Williams have forced head coach Warren Gatland into switching the Northampton wing into midfield, where he will be partnered by Jamie Roberts.

George North usually operates on the wing. Credit: PA

Wales team to play Australia at the Millennium Stadium on Saturday:

L Halfpenny (Toulon); A Cuthbert (Cardiff Blues), G North (Northampton), J Roberts (Racing Metro), L Williams (Scarlets); D Biggar (Ospreys), R Webb (Ospreys); P James (Bath), R Hibbard (Gloucester), S Lee (Scarlets), J Ball (Scarlets), A-W Jones (Ospreys), D Lydiate (unattached), S Warburton (Cardiff Blues, capt), T Faletau (Newport Gwent Dragons).

Replacements: S Baldwin (Ospreys), G Jenkins (Cardiff Blues), R Jones (Scarlets), B Davies (Wasps), J Tipuric (Ospreys), M Phillips (Racing Metro), R Priestland (Scarlets), C Allen (Cardiff Blues).


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Police name man found dead in Pembroke Dock

Police have named a man who was found dead in Pembroke Dock as 50-year-old Roger Williams.

He was found at Pater Court, in Pembroke Dock, yesterday afternoon.

Three people, one woman and two men, have arrested on suspicion of murder. They remain in custody and are being interviewed by police.

Police are asking for anyone who may have seen Roger, or been in the area of Pater Court, Bush Street or Law Street Pembroke Dock between 12:30pm and 1:20pm on Friday to speak to the investigation team by calling 101.

A Home Office Port Mortem will be carried out today to help determine the cause of death.

– Dyfed Powys Police
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Three arrested following death of man in Pembroke Dock

The man's body was found on Pater Court, off Bush Street, in Pembroke Dock. Credit: Google

Three people, two men and a woman, have been arrested on suspicion of murder following the death of a man from Pembroke Dock.

The body of the the fifty-year-old was found earlier today on Pater Court.

Dyfed Powys Police are continuing their investigations.

Father of forced labourer urges victims to speak out

The father of a man who was forced to labour on a farm without pay for 13 years has called his son's ordeal "appalling" and said it has "caused a lot of harm".

Urging the public to be vigilant, he said that "this form of slavery could be happening right under your noses," and urged anyone who suspects they may be a victim of slavery to call the police on 101.

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