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Scarlets' James Davies suspended for three weeks

The Scarlets flanker, James Davies, has been suspended for three weeks following an independent Disciplinary Hearing in London today.

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Davies was suspended for using foul and/or abusive language, and for making an obscene gesture during the first-half of the Scarlets' European Rugby Champions Cup clash with RC Toulon last Sunday.

An independent Disciplinary Committee heard evidence and submissions from Davies, who pleaded guilty to the offence.

Davies is free to play on Monday, 2 January 2017.

Both the player and European Professional Club Rugby have the right to appeal the decision.

On Monday Davies issued an apology.

I would like to apologise to my team mates, the fans, the Scarlets, my family and the rugby community as a whole for my unforgiveable actions on Sunday.

During the heat of battle I lost my composure and said and did things I deeply regret.

I apologised to referee Mr Garner both during and after the game but would like to re-iterate my sincerest apologies publically.

– James Davies


Williams looking to put disappointing season behind him

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Wales international Scott Williams is looking forward to getting back out on the park after a disappointing season that saw make just a single appearance for the Scarlets in 2015-16

I’m looking forward to being back playing. It was a disappointing season for me personally last year; I’m looking forward to getting more game time now and to start the season.

– Scott Williams, Scarlets and Wales centre

Williams will be linking up with former Scarlets teammate and international centre partner Jonathan Davies who returned from France over the summer.


Welsh teenager charged with international computer crime offences

A teenager from Carmarthenshire has been charged with offences relating to international computer crimes, police have said.

Kelley was arrested following an investigation by the Tarian Regional Cyber Crime Unit. Credit: PA

Detectives said 19-year-old Daniel Mark Kelley stands accused of a denial of service (DoS) attack on a local college, two counts of blackmail and money laundering.

Kelley, from Llanelli, was charged at Belgravia Police Station in London yesterday.

Dyfed Powys Police said Kelley was arrested following an investigation by the Tarian Regional Cyber Crime Unit.

Referring to the charges, a force spokesman added Kelley is alleged to have carried out a DoS attack on sixth-form college Coleg Sir Gar - which later affected submissions of coursework and the administration of examinations.

He also stands accused of blackmailing two people working for firms in Australia and Canada as well as money laundering.

Kelley has been bailed ahead of a court appearance at Westminster Magistrates' Court next month.

Police investigate sex assault at Llanelli beauty spot

Dyfed Powys Police is investigating a sexual assault report by a female in the area of Dafen Pond, Llanelli.

Dafen Pond, Llanelli. Credit:

The attack is said to have taken place sometime between 4.45pm and 5.50pm on Tuesday 2nd August 2016.

The attacker is described as a white male, in his 30’s, with a chubby build, balding with a beard who wore dark coloured clothing.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Llanelli CID on 101.

Terminal dad's dream to take family to Disney World

A terminally ill man from Llanelli is trying to raise enough money to take his family on a dream holiday in his final months.

Former soldier Bryn Archbold, aged 27, has a rare form of cancer known as Grey Zone Lymphoma. He has been told he has just six months to live. He says he wants to create happy memories for his two young children before he leaves them, by taking them on a dream holiday to Disney World, Florida.

A fundraising campaign has almost reached its target. Lorna Prichard reports.

Teenager found dead in a car wanted to be a tree surgeon

The former head teacher of an 18-year-old found dead in a car near Llanelli has paid tribute to him.

William Thomas was found dead on Monday in a car in the village of Five Roads.

Llanelli school remembers William Thomas in Mass. Credit: PA

William was a popular member of the school community who left St. John Lloyd after achieving some very good GCSE results in 2014.

He was a talented artist with a love of the outdoors and intended to train as a tree surgeon in the future.

News of his tragic passing has come as a great shock to staff.

William was remembered at our Mass which had been planned to celebrate the forthcoming end of the school year.

– Ashley Howells, St John Lloyd Comprehensive School

Police are investigating the death of but say they are not treating it as suspicious.

HM Coroner for Carmarthenshire has opened and adjourned the inquest into William Thomas.

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