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Swan put down after being shot over 20 times in head

The swan was shot 21 times in the head with a pellet gun. Credit: Dyfed Powys Police

A swan had to be put down after it was shot in the head with a pellet gun.

The severely-injured bird was found by a member of the public in Hay-on-Wye at Monks Pond between Glasbury and Painscastle yesterday morning. It was taken to a vets where x-rays revealed it had been shot 21 times in the head with what police believe was a pellet gun. The extent of the swan's injuries meant it had to be put down.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact Dyfed Powys Police on 101.


Body found in search for woman missing from ferry

A body has been found in the search for a woman missing from a ferry.

A major search operation was launched this morning after a passenger was reported missing from a ferry travelling from Pembroke to Rosslare overnight.

Dyfed Powys Police says a woman's body has been found in the Lawrenny area of Pembrokeshire. A force spokeswoman said officers are working with specialist teams to recover the body which has not been formally identified.

Woman reported missing from Pembroke-Rosslare ferry

The ferry left Pembroke last night and arrived in Rosslare this morning. Credit: Google Maps

A search is underway for a passenger believed to have gone overboard on a ferry crossing from Pembroke to Rosslare.

The ferry left Pembroke last night and arrived in Ireland this morning. A woman was reported missing at around 8.15am and two coastguard helicopters are now searching the area along with rescue teams from Tenby, Llansteffan and St Govans. The Angle inshore and all weather lifeboats a Port Authority vessel are also assisting the search, as are Dyfed Powys Police and Ireland's National Police Service.


£1 billion of EU structural funds invested in Wales

The Welsh Government says more than £1 billion of EU structural funds have been invested in schemes across Wales.

Finance Secretary Mark Drakeford also confirmed that the Welsh Government will continue to negotiate directly with the UK Government about future regional funding so Wales does not lose out when the UK leaves the European Union.

We have now invested £1.16bn of the 2014 -20 EU Structural Funds allocation for Wales, supporting schemes including apprenticeships; the Wales Business Fund; Cardiff University’s Brain Imaging Centre; the Menai Science Park and Deep Green marine energy technology.

This achievement follows our success in securing an extended guarantee from the UK Government to cover all investments in projects approved before the UK leaves the EU.

Wales voted to leave the EU but it did not vote to see investment in Wales cut by the UK Government. Wales must not lose a single penny of funding as a result of Brexit.

– Prof Mark Drakeford AM, Finance Secretary
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