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£1.59 coffee costs man over £600

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DUMPING a McDonalds an empty coffee cup on a pavement has cost one man over £600 after being caught on camera by a member of the public.

Film footage from a shopper showed David Davies taking the cup – which also had an empty coke can inside it – from inside of the car he was driving before dropping it on the pavement in Heol y Neuadd in Tumble and then driving off.

Following DVLA checks by enforcement officers, the car was found to be registered to an address in High Street, Tumble.

Officers visited the property and Davies, of Bedwellty Road, Cefnfforest in Merthyr Tydfil and was known to the owner of the Blue Ford Fiesta and had been driving the car at the time of the offence.

The 26-year-old was issued with a fixed penalty notice which he signed. Despite being sent a reminder Davies did not pay up and his case was referred to Llanelli Magistrates Court in a prosecution led by Carmarthenshire County Council.

Things got worse for the defendant when he failed to turn up at court.

He was fined £150 and must pay £458 in costs and £30 victim surcharge.

The council’s executive board member for public protection, Cllr Philip Hughes said: “I’d like to thank the public for their help and assistance in identifying this man. Once again we are in a situation where the defendant has chosen to ignore the littering laws and is now faced with a bill running into the hundreds of pounds for not paying his fixed penalty notice of £75.

“Littering is unsightly and places a huge burden on costs for the council which could be better spent on our frontline services. No ifs or buts, the fine will not go away.”

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Brechfa rave: Locals urged not to ‘take matters into their own hands’

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POLICE currently monitoring a large gathering in the Brechfa area have urged local residents to let them deal with the matter.

When Dyfed-Powys Police became aware of the illegal rave in the early hours of Sunday morning, the event was already well under way.

Due to the number of people involved, and the safety concerns of breaking up an event of this size in a remote location, the decision was taken to prioritise disrupting and stopping any further people entering.

A spokesperson for Dyfed Powys Police said: “A police presence is being maintained today and the gathering is being closely monitored continuously, in order to minimise disruption to the local community. Officers are liaising with concerned residents in the area. The National Police Air Service also assisted this morning to gather further intelligence and evidence.

“This type of event causes considerable anxiety and distress to the community. There is little doubt that these types of events are very well planned, organised and that local knowledge is important in drawing down the main group to a particular ‘vulnerable’ field, or area of land.

“We assure local communities that appropriate action is being taken to disrupt and deal with this event, and we will robustly investigate any criminal offences discovered.

“We understand the strength of feelings in respect of this, but we urge locals not to take matters into their own hands, and let the police deal with it. We do not want potential attendees to the gathering to be under any illusions either – do not travel to the area as officers are there and you will be turned away.”

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Brechfa rave: Locals urged not to ‘take matters into their own hands’

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POLICE currently monitoring a large gathering in the Brechfa area have urged local residents to let them deal with the matter.

When Dyfed-Powys Police became aware of the illegal rave in the early hours of Sunday morning, the event was already well under way.

Due to the number of people involved, and the safety concerns of breaking up an event of this size in a remote location, the decision was taken to prioritise disrupting and stopping any further people entering.

A spokesperson for Dyfed Powys Police said: “A police presence is being maintained today and the gathering is being closely monitored continuously, in order to minimise disruption to the local community. Officers are liaising with concerned residents in the area. The National Police Air Service also assisted this morning to gather further intelligence and evidence.

“This type of event causes considerable anxiety and distress to the community. There is little doubt that these types of events are very well planned, organised and that local knowledge is important in drawing down the main group to a particular ‘vulnerable’ field, or area of land.

“We assure local communities that appropriate action is being taken to disrupt and deal with this event, and we will robustly investigate any criminal offences discovered.

“We understand the strength of feelings in respect of this, but we urge locals not to take matters into their own hands, and let the police deal with it. We do not want potential attendees to the gathering to be under any illusions either – do not travel to the area as officers are there and you will be turned away.”

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Police trying to track stolen tanker

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DYFED-POWYS POLICE is investigating the theft of a fuel tanker containing approximately 8,500 litres of diesel (4,000 litres of red diesel and 4,500 litres of white diesel).

The vehicle was taken from Tan Y Foel Quarry, Cefn Coch, Welshpool, between 5.30pm on Wednesday, May 23 and 6am on Thursday, May 24.

The police are asking people to see if the tanker is now in this area.

Anyone with information that can help officers with their investigation is asked to report it by calling 101. If you are deaf, hard of hearing or speech impaired text the non-emergency number on 07811 311 908, quoting Ref: DPP/0006/24/05/2018/01/C.

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