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

Credit: Carmarthenshire County Council

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.

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