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Warning to dog walkers after palm oil washes on the Welsh coast

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Rangers at Pembrey’s Cefn Sidan beach dog walkers are being warned to be careful following reports of palm oil washing up on the Welsh coast.

Although no traces of palm oil have been seen at Cefn Sidan, rangers are advising caution as the substance can be harmful to pets.

They are monitoring the coastline after reports of the yellow or white waxy oil deposits washing up at a Pembrokeshire beach.

They are also asking dog walkers to keep their eyes peeled and report any sightings to rangers.

Whilst we have not had any reports or sightings of palm oil, it is possible that we could see some deposits wash up on the shoreline, as it has in neighbouring Pembrokeshire.

Our rangers continue to check the beach, but as Cefn Sidan is eight miles long there is a chance that some deposits may go unnoticed.

Palm oil is not harmful to humans, but can be fatal if ingested by dogs. All we ask is that dog walkers exercise caution and report anything of concern to our rangers.

If anyone suspects their dog may have eaten palm oil, they should seek veterinary assistance as soon as possible.

– Cllr Meryl Gravell, Carmarthenshire County Council


Investigation launched after young girl approached in Haverfordwest

The incident happened on Jury Lane in Haverfordwest. Credit: Google Street View

Officers from Dyfed-Powys Police say they're investigating a suspicious incident in Haverfordwest this morning.

A nine-year-old girl was approached by two men while on her way to school around 8am.

The men pulled over in a black car on Jury Lane from City Road and the passenger asked the girl questions.

There was no attempt to make any physical contact with her and she was not harmed.

The child reported it to staff as soon as she got to school.

Dyfed-Powys Police has reassured parents and the public that it was an isolated incident but officers have been sent to Fenton School to remind pupils of personal safety lessons.

Armed officers deployed after incident in Cardiff

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A street in a busy part of Cardiff was closed and armed officers deployed following an incident today.

Police were called to Miskin Street in the Cathays area around 12:20pm.

Police say the armed officers were sent in as a precaution and the road was closed in order to safeguard members of the public and officers at the scene.

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Two males and a female have been arrested in connection with the incident and have been taken to Cardiff Bay Police Station.

Miskin Street has now reopened.

Pair in court after death of man at golf course near Cardiff

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A father and son today appeared in Cardiff Crown Court over the death of a man who fell into a lake while collecting golf balls.

Jonathan Pike, 47, and his son Dale, 25, face a manslaughter by gross negligence charge following the death of Gareth Pugh at Peterstone Lakes Golf Club in Wentloog near Cardiff.

Mr Pugh, 29, was fishing out golf balls at the club last February when he fell into the freezing lake.

Players and staff had raised the alarm when the father-of-one fell into the water.

After being pulled out he was taken to the University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff, where he was pronounced dead.

The two men were released on bail without entering a plea. They are due to stand trial in July.

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