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‘Mann’ who loves to touch himself caught masturbating whilst driving

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A ST CLEARS man was caught pleasuring himself at 60mph, a judge heard on Monday (Nov 26).
Liam Mann, 29, was driving no-handed west of Carmarthen when he overtook a woman motorist and signalled with his left hand for her to look at what he was doing.
Mann had pulled up behind the woman on the A40 dual carriageway..
He alerted her by blaring his horn and then pulled alongside when she slowed to work out what was wrong.
Ian Wright, prosecuting, told Swansea Crown Court it was clear what he was doing with his right hand.
Mann sped off but the woman noted enough of his registration number for police to arrest him.
Mr Wright said the victim was so worried she still found herself constantly looking round for Mann’s car.
Mann, of Green Park Terrace, Ash Grove, was before the court for three offences of exposure and one of breaching a sexual harm prevention order.
Mr Wright said on September 5 he pulled up alongside a 13 year old girl in Llandeilo and asked her for directions. She could see immediately that he was touching himself and ran to the home of a teacher.
On October 8 he drove passed a female pedestrian in the centre of Carmarthen and pulled in to park. As she walked passed she could see him sitting in the driver’s seat with his trousers and underpants around his thighs.
Mr Wright said the woman tried to take a photograph on her mobile telephone but was in such a panic she could not enter the passcode.
The A40 incident happened just 10 days later.
Mann admitted exposure and the breach and was jailed for two years and four months.
Judge Geraint Walters said it was a troubling case.
Mann had been jailed in 2014 for sexually assaulting a female child and had taken part in a rehabilitation course. The sentencing judge had made Mann the subject of SHPO.
Sadly, said Judge Walters, Mann still had “many unresolved issue.”
Mann was warned he would be on licence from prison until November 2023 irrespective of when he was released.

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Carmarthen: Police appeal following death of 31-year-old Harry Lloyd

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THE INVESTIGATION is continuing into the death of 31-year-old Harry Lloyd who had suffered serious injuries at Francis Terrace, Carmarthen and later died at hospital.

There is still a police presence at the property and enquiries being made in the local area.

We were called to an incident at an address in Francis Terrace, Carmarthen at around 9.50am on Wednesday, February 20.

Enquiries are on-going to establish the cause of death.

A 28-year-old-woman arrested on suspicion of GBH remains in police custody.

Here’s a tribute from Harry’s family: “We are absolutely devastated by the loss of our son, brother, nephew, cousin and friend.

“Harry was a very popular, beautiful, gentle soul who will be missed.

“Please allow us to grieve this terrible loss in private.”

The police have asked that anyone with information that can help officers with their investigation is asked to report it by phoning 101. If you are deaf, hard of hearing or speech impaired text the non-emergency number: 07811 311 908. Use reference: DP-20190220-098

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Care home told staff not to speak Welsh

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THERE is an investigation taking place after it was revealed that a care home had warned members of staff about speaking Welsh.

Isfryn in Ystradgynlais has Approved Headway Provider status and provides rehabilitation and support for individuals with an acquired brain injury. It has been revealed that staff were told that it would be unacceptable if clients heard employees conversing in a language they did not understand. The Accomplish Group, which runs Isfryn, has announced that it was reviewing the issue.

The Welsh Language Commissioner, Meri Huws said: “If two or more people wish to speak or write to each other in Welsh in Wales, they have the freedom to do so, in accordance with the Welsh Language (Wales) Measure 2011.

“If someone, such as an employer, tells them that that they should not continue to use the Welsh language, they are possibly interfering with that freedom. The Welsh Language Measure gives me as Commissioner statutory powers to investigate such cases.

“From the evidence I have seen today, it appears there may be an interference with staff’s freedom to use Welsh at Isfryn, Accomplish. I will be contacting the organisation to gather more information in order to understand the situation fully. I would also like to encourage anyone affected to get in touch with my office to enable us to investigate the matter fully.”

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Plans to partially re-open Cwmduad road following landslide

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CARMARTHENSHIRE County Council’s highways team hopes to partially re-open the A484 at Cwmduad in March, following extensive work to clear and make the area safe after a landslide.

The council has been leading a highly complex operation to clear the highway and stabilise the land since October, when the landslide tragically claimed the life of a young man.

Works are progressing well, and providing things continue to go to plan, the council hopes to re-open a single lane on March 18.

To date, the operation has involved extensive clearance and reinstatement of land off the highway, with the creation of a 10 metre buffer zone; construction of a ramp from the highway to the river, to aid the recovery of lorry that was swept in with the force of the landslide; and clearance of silt from the highway.

Work currently underway includes the construction of highway support and reinstatement of the bank to the east of the highway, as well as highway drainage clearance and reinstatement.

The final stage of works – which will take place alongside the single carriageway opening – will involve rebuilding a parapet wall alongside the highway, before the road can be fully re-opened.

Ruth Mullen, Director of Environment for Carmarthenshire County Council, said: “We are pleased that works have progressed well, and we can now plan for the partial re-opening of the road.

“We are grateful for the support from the community during a prolonged and difficult period. It has been a complex project and we have continued to be mindful of the sensitivities both locally and within the community where one person tragically lost their life.

“Whilst we have worked at pace to enable the highway to be reopened as quickly as possible, the safety of the public has always been our primary focus.”

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