POLICE have confirmed that a 16-year-old girl has been arrested following a house fire in Burry Port on Tuesday (Jul 10).
The blaze, on Mansel Street, which led to one woman being hospitalised, is being treated as suspicious.
A spokesperson for Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service said: “On Tuesday at 09:27am, crews from Llanelli, Kidwelly and Gorseinon attended a property fire in Mansel Street, Burry Port.
“A detached property, measuring 10 meters x 15 meters, was well alight and extinguished by firefighters using four breathing apparatus, two hose reel jets, two thermal imaging cameras, one covering jet, a 10-meter ladder and a positive pressure ventilation fan.
“A female casualty was conveyed to hospital by the Ambulance Service.
“The Fire Service received a stop message at 11:42am.”
A police spokesperson said: “Dyfed-Powys Police is investigating a house fire at Mansel St, Burry Port which was reported at 9.45am on Tuesday the 10th of July 2018.
“There has been an increased police presence in Mansel St which will continue into Wednesday 11th of July 2018.
“A 16 year old female is in police custody having been arrested in connection with this incident.
“Anyone with information that could help the investigation is asked to contact Llanelli Police on 101. If you are deaf, hard of hearing or speech impaired text the non-emergency number on 07811 311 908.”
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THE HERO of London Bridge who was stabbed nine times as he fought off three terrorists armed with just a police baton has called on Carmarthen people to nominate an unsung hero of their own.
And British Transport Police Officer Wayne Marques said bravery and courage should be recognised because it is inspiring and encouraging to others.
He said: “Every tragedy has a silver lining and it is up to us to make sure that silver shines.”
Wayne, 39, who won the Against All Odds category in last year’s global hearing specialists Amplifon’s Brave Britons awards, was on patrol in the area of London Bridge Station when he heard screams on the evening of June 3 last year and then he saw people being stabbed in Borough High Street near the junction with London Bridge Street.
He charged at one of the terrorists lashing out with his baton. But soon he was being attacked by all three terrorists one stabbing him above his right eye which cause him to go temporarily blind in the eye.
More than 12 months on and Wayne still travels from his South London home to Harrogate, Yorkshire, where he receives rehabilitation treatment.
Seven people died in the attack and many more were badly injured.
Now Wayne is calling on people who know of acts of courage or bravery to nominate them for this year’s Amplifon – who have a store in Merlins Walk Shopping Centre, Carmarthen – Brave Briton awards.
He said: “I first felt surprised and then humble when I was nominated by a person I didn’t even know. The fact they had taken their time to fill in a form and nominate me made me feel very honoured. It would have been wrong for me to respond in any other way.”
Wayne added: “We need more people honoured in the way I was because there are a lot of people out there who go beyond what is expected of them for the sake of others.
“Even uniformed services personnel who do a job where they are expected to sometimes face danger go beyond that expectation and react to the highest magnitude.
“To nominate others and put them in the limelight is so inspiring and encouraging to others in their communities and around the country.
“Through adversity we as a nation tend to pull together. How we rally together makes this country great.”
There are six categories in the Amplifon Brave Britons awards: Against All Odds, Young Hero, Service To Their Country, Active Agers, Hero Pet, and Charity Champion.
Anyone who wishes to nominate a hero in any of the categories should visit http://www.amplifon.com
Finalists will be invited to an awards ceremony to be held at the Army and Navy Club, Pall Mall, London, on Tuesday, October 16.
A panel of judges including Falklands hero Simon Weston will also choose an overall Hero from the category winners who will win a trip to Italy.
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