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Dyfed Powys Police says it's launched a murder investigation after an 'incident' in Pleasant View, Felinfoel, Llanelli.
Two men and a woman are in custody assisting police with their enquiries.
Dyfed Powys Police is joining the National Police Air Service (NPAS) meaning it'll lose its dedicated helicopter.
The force says it'll mean 24-hour cover rather than the current 12.
Pembrey, Carmarthenshire, will remain as an NPAS forward operating base for the time being to support operations.
Joining NPAS brings access to 24-hour cover, reduced costs and greater reliability; no longer will we have repair bills and maintenance down-time.
We had no choice but to join NPAS and the nature of negotiation means we haven’t got everything we wanted - but this is the best possible deal for Dyfed-Powys.
I’m pleased that NPAS have agreed to retain Pembrey as a base for the foreseeable future. This shows they recognise our concerns and represents a meaningful and pragmatic response.
But the move has displeased Plaid Cymru.
Dyfed Powys is a large, rural force. The dedicated police helicopter based in the region plays a key support role to the work of police on the ground.
It’s been made clear to me in previous briefings with the police that the changes will mean response times to Aberystwyth, for instance, almost doubling from 18 to 30 minutes.
Also, there are major concerns about sharing this resource, and whether Dyfed Powys will be able to call on air support if needed.
Dyfed-Powys Police are appealing for witnesses after a fatal road traffic collision on Vaughan Street, Llanelli on 9th May.
An elderly occupant of the vehicle involved died, whilst another was taken to hospital for treatment.
Police are asking anyone with information to contact them on 101.
Police are appealing for information after 16-year-old Connor Davies from Saundersfoot in Pembrokeshire was reported missing last week.
His family are becoming increasingly concerned for his welfare and would like him to return home.
Connor was last seen outside Beddoes Court in Saundersfoot on Thursday 26 March.
He has been described as 5ft 5 inches tall, of slim build, with light brown hair and was wearing dark jeans, black and blue Adidad trainers and a bright yellow Superdry hoodie.
Anyone with information on Connor's whereabouts is urged to contact Dyfed Powys Police on 101.
Dyfed Powys Police says it is growing 'increasingly concerned' for the welfare of a man who has been reported missing in Carmarthen.
The man was last seen leaving Glangwili Hospital in the area at around 7:45pm last night. He is described as a white male, in his seventies, with a goatee and tattoos on his arms.
He was last seen wearing a white short sleeved shirt and dark trousers and had a white dressing on his head.
Anyone who has seen the gentleman is asked to contact the police immediately.
The cause of a house fire in Tycroes is being investigated by Dyfed-Powys Police. An explosion at the property in Hafod Road was reported just before half past four yesterday afternoon.
Two men were taken to Morriston hospital with serious burns.
It probably won't be giving chase down a country lane in the fight against crime anytime soon but Dyfed Powys Police has unveiled its latest vehicle this week - a tractor with flashing blue lights.
The force hopes the novelty piece of kit will strike a chord with rural communities and encourage public engagement in agricultural events over the summer months.
It was launched this week at the Royal Welsh Agricultural Show in Llanelwedd, near Builth Wells.
We're very impressed with this new piece of kit - and are hoping it'll encourage people to come and have a look and to then speak to us at events over the summer. Engagement with our rural communities is important to us. We're sure it will appeal to children and adults alike, and as part of the fun why not have your photo taken with the police tractor.
But the tractor will not be taking to the streets or lanes carrying out patrols as it is on loan and will be handed back later in the year.
Five police stations could close under plans by Dyfed Powys Police and the Crime Commissioner who says he wants to save money and get more bobbies on the beat.
Commissioner, Christopher Salmon says he wants a modern police force where money is invested in officers rather than bricks and mortar.
Those under threat are:
- Burry Port Police Station
- Knighton Police Station
- Llandysul Police Station
- Llwynhendy Police Station
- Saundersfoot Police Station
I understand that some people may be concerned at the prospect of change but I assure them that they can start looking forward to improved services. In the meantime, we've created 30 new police officer posts in response to what the public have consistently told me in the 18 months since my election - they want to see officers on the streets. After all, it's bobbies that catch criminals - not bricks.
There is growing concern for a missing teenager from Talsarn near Lampeter. Ryan Evans, 13, was last seen leaving his home at around 3:30pm yesterday. He did not return home last night which, his family say, is out of character.
Ryan is described as 5’6”, of stocky build, with collar-length dark brown hair and blue eyes. He was last seen wearing black tracksuit bottoms, a biscuit coloured t-shirt, socks but no shoes.
Police and mountain rescue teams have been searching for Ryan overnight. Anyone with information is urged to call Dyfed Powys Police on 101 or 0845 330 2000.