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Judicial review into A&E plans at Prince Philip hospital

There have been a number of protests over plans to change healthcare services across Wales

Campaigners against plans to downgrade A&E services at the Prince Philip hospital in Llanelli have welcomed a judicial review into the proposals.

The plans would see A&E services replaced with a nurse-led unit.

Read more: One health board rejects hospital shake up plans

Campaigners called on the High Court in Cardiff to grant a judicial review into the way the local health board conducted its consultation into the plans.

A full hearing is expected to be held in June.

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Police appeal for information after Llanelli arrest

Dyfed-Powys Police is appealing for anyone with information on an incident in Llanelli yesterday to get in contact.

A 43-year-old man was arrested, and remains in police custody.

The incident happened in Maes-yr-Haf, Pwll, in Llanelli.

Dyfed-Powys Police says the property is being searched this morning, in line with normal procedures.

Officers are appealing for anyone with information to call 101.

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

Police statement on Llanelli incident

“Police attended a property in Maes Yr haf, Pwll Llanelli at approximately 3.40pm on Thursday 6th March 2014 to a report of an ongoing incident.

The road was closed for a short period of time for the safety of the public and the ongoing police operation.

A 43 year old male has been arrested in connection with the incident. No-one was injured during the incident.

Police would like to thank the public in the area for their patience while the incident was being dealt with."

– Dyfed Powys Police

Man arrested following incident at Pwll say police

Police say a 43 year-old man has been arrested in connection with the incident ay Pwll near Llanelli this afernoon.

No-one was injured during the incident at a property in Maes Yr Haf area.

The road was closed for a short period of time for the safety of the public and the ongoing police operation.

Police say they would like to thank the public in the area for their patience while the incident was being dealt with and there will be no further updates until Friday.

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