Robbie Powell report

The First Minister is expected to make a statement after report into the circumstances of the death of a 10-year-old boy from Ystradynglais in 1990.

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Police express condolences to family but will not comment further

We acknowledge the presentation from the First Minister to the Welsh Government and the apology that has been tendered on behalf of the Welsh Government to the family of Robert Powell for the treatment that the family have received from the Health Service.

We note that there is a commitment from the First Minister to improve on the basis of lessons learnt as a result of this independent enquiry.

Whilst there is reference in the report to the Crown Prosecution Service and Dyfed Powys Police we note that it is accepted by the First Minister that the remit of the independent enquiry did not extend to any investigation of the actions of the Crown Prosecution Service or Dyfed Powys Police and in the circumstances it would not be appropriate for us to comment further at this juncture other than to again express our condolences to Mr and Mrs Powell.

– Dyfed Powys Police spokesperson

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