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Welshpool crash: Dead motorcyclist named as Melanie Roseanne Lakin

The family of a woman who died in a road crash near Welshpool on Sunday have paid tribute to her.

Melanie Roseanne Lakin, 29, from Glascote, Tamworth, was described as "a kind, caring and generous person".

Her motorbike was involved in a collision on the A458 just west of the Raven roundabout near Welshpool.

Melanie Roseanne Lakin was described as "a kind, caring and generous person". Credit: Dyfed Powys Police

"She was a keen motorcyclist who loved life, people, nature and animals" said her family.

"She had just completed her first year at Birmingham City University in Diagnostic Radiography, which she was thoroughly enjoying and was looking forward to a successful career in the NHS combining her love of helping people and a technical, visual subject."

Death of motorcyclist referred to police watchdog

Dyfed Powys Police voluntarily referred the incident to the IPCC Credit: PA

The death of a motorcyclist in Welshpool on Sunday afternoon has been referred to the police watchdog.

The incident happened on the A458 Llanfair Caereinion to Welshpool Road, near Cyfronydd. A female rider was pronounced dead at the scene. Her family have been informed.

A marked police motorcyclist was conducting a vehicle check and police say a number of cars were stopping behind the stationary vehicles.

Initial investigations show that a motorcyclist collided with a car, within the line of traffic behind the police motorcycle.

Dyfed Powys Police voluntarily referred the incident to the Independent Police Complaints Commission because a police vehicle was nearby at the time.


'No evidence of criminal offences' in councils' handling of tax payers money

A police investigation into the handling of Pembrokeshire and Carmarthenshire county councils' handling of tax payers money has found "no evidence of criminal offences."

Gloucestershire Constabulary have now completed their enquiries and have confirmed that following an objective and independent analysis of the evidence, they did not find any evidence to suggest that any criminal offences had taken place. On the basis of this, the police will be taking no further action in relation to these mattes. Both local authorities have been advised of this decision.

– A Dyfed-Powys Police spokesperson

The matter was referred to Gloucestershire Constabulary due to the close working relationship between Dyfed-Powys Police and both local authorities involved.

Motorcyclist dies in four-vehicle crash

A motorcyclist has died and two other people have been injured on the A489 in Powys.

Police were called to the road between Newtown and Kerry at approximately 11.50am Sunday morning.

The collision involved a yellow Suzuki Wagon, a blue Ford Galaxy, a green MG ZR and a black Honda CBR motorcycle.

The road was closed for over six hours and is expected to open again later this evening.

Dyfed Powys Police say it has informed the motorcyclist's next of kin.

Police are appealing for any witnesses to the collision, or anyone travelling along that stretch of road at the relevant time to contact them on 101.


Suspended Dyfed Powys officers given final warning

Dyfed Powys Police says two suspended officers will return to active duty after being given 'a final written warning'.

Dyfed Powys Police can confirm that two officers who were suspended from duty pending an internal misconduct investigation, have been issued with a final written warning.

The decision was made by an independent panel chaired by a Chief Officer from another Police Force.

The officers will recommence their duties in due course.

– Dyfed Powys Police spokesperson

Neighbour describes "terrifying" scene at Llanelli incident

A woman who lives next door to the house raided by armed police in Llanelli described the scene as she arrived home from work. Siobhan Thomas, who lives on Maes Yr Haf, was greeted by the sight of armed police.

"I came home from work at about half past four and I could see that there were loads of armed policemen outside my front door."

It's been absolutely terrifying. This has been completely out of the blue. It's always been just families living in this area. So to come home and see a lot of armed policemen is absolutely out of character for the area."

– Siobhan Thomas, neighbour
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