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Body found in Llanelli lakes confirmed as missing man

Richard went missing on Thursday 3rd July Credit: Dyfed Powys Police

A man recovered from Delta Lakes in Llanelli on Monday has been formally identified as 25-year-old Richard Thomas Chandler, police have confirmed.

Mr Chandler from Kettering, Northamptonshire, was working in Llanelli on a roofing contract when he went missing on Thursday.

Tributes have been paid by his family:

“He was a loving son, brother, grandson, father and partner. He was loved by all who knew him and will be sadly missed. We as a family would like to thank everyone for their kind support during this sad time.”

Body found in search for missing man in Llanelli

Richard Chandler has not been seen since last Thursday Credit: Dyfed Powys Police

Dyfed Powys Police says officers searching for the 25 year old have found a body in the Delta Lakes area of Llanelli.

A police spokesperson said formal identification has not yet taken place, but Mr Chandler's family have been informed.


Residents asked to check gardens and outbuildings for missing 25-year-old

Dyfed Powys Police have asked residents of Llanelli to check their gardens and outbuildings in their search for a missing man.

Richard Thomas Chandler, 25, from Kettering in Northamptonshire was last seen on Thursday 3rd July.

Mr Chandler has not been seen since Thursday

He was in Llanelli working on a roofing contract in the Trostre area.

Police are searching areas all around Llanelli and close to where Mr Chandler was staying.

They want to thank the community for their co-operation whilst the enquiries continue.

If anyone has any information about Richard’s whereabouts, or any information that could help find him please contact police in Llanelli as a matter of urgency by calling 101.

Police in Llanelli concerned for missing man

Richard Thomas Chandler hasn't been seen since the 3rd July Credit: Dyfed Powys Police

Police in Llanelli are increasingly concerned for the welfare of a missing man. 25 year old Richard Thomas Chandler was last seen at 23.54 on the 3rd July walking along New Dock Road, in the direction of Machynys. He hasn't been heard from since, which is said to be out of character.

Richard is from Kettering in Northamptonshire, but is currently working on a roofing contract in the Trostre area. He has been in the Llanelli area for the past three weeks.

During this time he has been staying in the Miramar Hotel in Station Road on weekdays, before travelling home to Kettering on the weekend.

He's around 5'8" tall, of stocky build, with auburn/dark hair. He was last seen wearing a grey Adidas hoodie, grey tracksuit bottoms with red "V" on the back pockets and black and light blue trainers. Anyone with information is asked to call the police on 101.


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.

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.

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
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