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Man dies after being hit by a train in Carmarthenshire

A man has died after being hit by a train near Pembrey and Burry Port station early this morning.

British Transport Police were called to the scene at 3.30am this morning and were assisted by a paramedic and two emergency ambulances.

Pembrey and Burry Port station. Credit: Google Street View

BTP officers attended with colleagues from the Central Wales Ambulance Service and a man was pronounced dead at the scene.

We are now working to identify the man and inform his family.

The incident is currently being treated as non-suspicious, and a file will be prepared for the coroner.

– British Transport Police

One lane closed on A48 due to accident

One lane is currently blocked on the A48 Eastbound at A484 / A40 (Pensarn Roundabout) near the Pensarn Roundabout in Carmarthen.

This is due to an accident involving 3 vehicles. One lane is closed and its causing minor delays to journeys.

EgyptAir death: Community 'stunned' says local MP

A local MP says people in Carmarthen are shocked by the news Richard Osman was a victim of the EgyptAir crash.

Richard Osman and his wife Aurelie. Credit: Athena News Agency

The community is stunned that someone from Carmarthenshire has been killed in this terrorist atrocity.

Our thoughts and sympathies are with his family - especially considering that Mr Osman was a new father.

– Jonathan Edwards MP

Mr Osman had attended Carmarthen's Queen Elizabeth school before going to Kingston University.


Police find body in search for missing Carmarthenshire man

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Police searching for a missing man from Ammanford have found a body.

They had been searching for 35-year-old Douglas Trickett, who was believed to be driving a white Ford Transit van.

Dyfed-Powys Police can confirm that the body of a man has been found. Next of kin have been informed of this development, and we will keep in close liaison whilst supporting them.

– Dyfed-Powys Police

Coroner jailed for stealing £1m challenges jail term

A former coroner jailed for stealing £1.2 million from a dead farmer's fortune, has won the right to challenge his five-year jail term.

Former coroner John Owen was jailed for five years. Credit: Wales News Service

William John Owen, 81, the former coroner for Carmarthenshire, plundered the millions left by bachelor farmer, John Williams, despite being trusted as executor of his will.

Much of Mr Williams' estate was left to charities, but Owen charged "exorbitant fees" for the task of administering the dead man's estate.

Owen, from Llandeilo, was jailed for five years at Cardiff Crown Court in 2014 after he admitted a string of theft and false accounting charges.

At the Appeal Court today the pensioner successfully applied for permission to appeal against his sentence. No date was fixed for the full hearing of the appeal.

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