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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.

Woman fined £75 for leaving rubbish at recycling bank

A woman has been fined £75 after leaving bin bags next to recycling banks as she missed her local rubbish collection.

Carmarthenshire Council says it has stepped up patrols in the area. Credit: Carmarthenshire Council

The woman, from Laugharne in Carmarthenshire, admitted leaving them at the banks in St Clears and was issued with a fixed penalty notice by council environmental enforcement officers.

The council said there was no facility for blue bags at the site and if people miss their kerbside collection they should take them to their nearest household waste recycling centre.

These sites are important facilities for communities, but people are dumping all kinds of rubbish or are just too lazy to put them into the recycling banks,” he said.

“This will not be tolerated and anyone caught will be fined.

– Cllr Jim Jones


Flooding closes roads in Powys and Carmarthenshire

Roads have been closed in Powys and Carmarthenshire.

The A 483 is closed at Llandovery, Four Crosses and Builth Wells. The A485 is closed at Castle Caereinion as is the A470 at Llangurig.

The A487 Dyfi Bridge is closed at Machynlleth along with the A495 at Meifod.

The A4069 is also closed at Llangadog.

Motorcyclist dies in car crash near Carmarthen

A man has died following a car crash in Carmarthenshire Credit: PA

A man has died in a car crash near Carmarthen.

The 55-year-old man was riding a motorcycle when it crashed as it went round a bend of the B4312.

His next of kin have been informed.

The occupants of the car were treated for shock following the incident.

Police are asking for anyone with information about the crash to call them on 101.

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