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Cocaine dealer was 'too drunk' to be sentenced

A drug dealer was sent back to the cells after being "too drunk" to be sentenced when he appeared at court.

Father Layton Preece was given a two-and-a-half year sentence. Credit: South Wales Police

Layton Preece, 41, was due to be sentenced at Cardiff Crown Court after being caught by police with £200 worth of cocaine.

But the father-of-two was sent back to his cell to dry out overnight.

Judge Thomas Crowther QC asked Preece's barrister "Is your client drunk?"

Defence attorney Huw Bowden replied: "For the most part, yes."

The next day a sober Preece pleaded guilty to one count of possession with intent to supply a class A drug. He was jailed for two and half years for dealing cocaine.

Police appeal after road crash leaves boy 'critical'

Police are appealing for information following a road crash in which an 11 year-old boy was flown to hospital by air ambulance.

Police want to trace the driver of this red motorbike. Credit: South Wales Police

The collision happened on Penrhiwceiber Road, Mountain Ash at around 0845 this morning.

Police and emergency services attended and the Wales Air Ambulance took the boy to the University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff. His condition is described as critical.

South Wales Police says it wants to trace the rider of a red motorbike which left the scene moments after the incident.

Anyone with information is asked to call 101 quoting reference number 1500323884.



Woman seriously assaulted in Caernarfon

An investigation has been launched by North Wales Police after a woman was found seriously injured in Caernarfon, following an incident earlier this morning.

The woman was walking near the fire station at Caernarfon. Credit: Google Street View

Police received a report shortly after 9am today that a woman had been assaulted whilst walking in the Cefn Cadnant area, near to the Fire Station.

The woman was airlifted to hospital in Bangor with what are believed to be serious injuries.

A man has since been arrested in connection with the incident. He remains in custody.

Police request that members of the public keep away from the area whilst their investigation is ongoing. Anybody with further information is asked to contact North Wales Police on 101, quoting reference number S134595.

Man charged with attempted murder after Adamstown incident

The incident happened in Adamstown on Tuesday Credit: ITV Cymru Wales/Tom Sheldrick

A man has been charged with attempted murder following an alleged assault in Adamstown on Tuesday.

Raymond Burrell is due to appear at Cardiff Magistrates Court this morning.

The 38 year old is also charged with two counts of assault with intent to resist arrest.

A 34-year-old man remains in a critical but stable condition at the University Hospital of Wales in Cardiff having sustained serious head and facial injuries.

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