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Man jailed for nine years after ‘violent rampage’



A MAN who attacked six people in one evening during a ‘violent rampage’ through the centre of Carmarthen has been jailed for nine years today (Dec 4).

Jamie Robert Steele, aged 23, had been out of jail for a matter of weeks before picking on three students.

Stephen Rees, prosecuting at Swansea Crown Court, said Steele attacked them with his fists and stabbed each one of them with a screwdriver.

One stab punctured Liam Burke’s lung and came within an inch of his heart.

Steele and his co-accused, Joshua Kai Davies, aged 18, then went to the Coracle pub where there was more violence after they were refused drinks.

Steele pushed landlady Elizabeth Rees to the ground, fracturing her wrist, and told her: “I could kill you in a second.”

Then he knocked chef Alan Keith Davies unconscious and stamped on his head as he lay on the ground.

Steele also punched a customer in the face.

Steele admitted grievous bodily harm, wounding with intent, assault and possessing an offencive weapon.

Judge Geraint Walters said Steele had an appalling record for violence and it was only sheer luck that he was not facing a murder charge.

“You have the capacity to kill, I’m in no doubt of that.

“You had been released from prison and a sentence for violence only a month before this drunken, drug-fuelled rampage through the streets of Carmarthen,” he said.

He warned Steele, of no fixed address, he could face a life sentence if he came back before the court for another offence of violence.

Davies, of Park Hall, Carmarthen, admitted two offences of affray.

Judge Walters said he had helped Steele but was guilty only of ‘some pushing and shoving’.

Davies was made the subject of atwo-yearr community order and told to complete 120 hours of unpaid work. He was also placed under a nighttime curfew for the next 12 weeks.

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Llandeilo gas works to begin say Wales & West Utilities



WALES & West Utilities will shortly begin work to upgrade gas pipes in Llandeilo.

Wales & West Utilities has liaised with Carmarthenshire County Council to plan the work and it has been agreed that work will commence after the town has celebrated the Festival of Senses.

The £123,000 investment scheme, which is essential to keep the gas flowing safely to heat and power local homes and businesses, will begin in New Road on 21 November. This section of work will be complete before Christmas and Wales & West Utilities will return to the town next year to undertake further work in the Crescent Road area. Barring any engineering difficulties, work in the town will be complete by the end of February next year.

Wales & West Utilities Adam Smith is managing this gas pipe upgrade work. He said: “Working with the Council, we have planned this work to accommodate the needs of the town.

“While most of the gas network is underground and out of sight, it plays a central role in the daily lives of people across Llandeilo. Whether it’s heating your home, making the family dinner or having a hot bath, we understand how important it is for your gas supply to be safe and reliable and there when you need it.

“We know that working in areas like this is not ideal, but it really is essential to make sure we keep the gas flowing to homes and businesses in the area, and to make sure the gas network is fit for the future. We’ll have a team of gas engineers on site throughout the project to make sure our work is completed as safely and as quickly as possible while keeping disruption to a minimum.

“This work is essential to keep the gas flowing to local homes and businesses today, and to make sure the gas network is ready to transport hydrogen and biomethane, so we can all play our part in a green future.”

Our Customer Service Team is ready to take your call if you have any questions about our work. You can contact them on freephone 0800 912 2999.

Alternatively, you can contact us on Twitter @WWUtilities or

Wales & West Utilities, the gas emergency and pipeline service, brings energy to 7.5m people across the south west of England and Wales. If you smell gas, or suspect the presence of carbon monoxide, call us on 0800 111 999 straight away, and our engineers will be there to help any time of day or night. Before visiting, we’ll ask you to let us know if you or anyone in your household, is experiencing Coronavirus symptoms or self-isolating. We’ll still come and help you: but our teams will take some additional precautions to keep us all safe.

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Police appeal following theft of items from Home Bargains Crosshands



OFFICERS from Dyfed Powys Police have confirmed that they are investigating the theft of items, including a Christmas Nutcracker Ornament valued at £129.99, from the Home Bargains store in Crosshands, Carmarthenshire.

The theft occurred at about 12:40pm on Tuesday, 27th September 2022.

Officers have carried out all possible lines of enquiry, and are now appealing for help from the public.

They would like to identify the people in the CCTV image, who may have information that could help the investigation.

Anyone who knows who the people are, or if you believe you are pictured, contact Dyfed-Powys Police.

This can also be done either online at:, by emailing or phoning 101.

If you are deaf, hard of hearing, or speech impaired text the non-emergency number on 07811 311 908.

Please quote reference DPP/2006/27/09/2022/02/C

Alternatively, contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously by calling 0800 555111, or visiting

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Witness appeal after car is stolen and burnt out



DYFED-POWYS POLICE is investigating the theft of a car from a property in Lando Road, Burry Port, which was later found burnt out in Pembrey Country Park.

Officers are appealing for witnesses to the theft of the blue Ssangyong Rexton, which took place sometime between 5pm on Friday, 11th November, and 9am on Saturday, 12th November, and would like to speak to anyone who may have information or CCTV or dashcam footage.

Anyone with information that could help officers with their investigation is asked to report it to Dyfed-Powys Police, either online at:, by emailing, or by calling 101. If you are deaf, hard of hearing, or speech impaired text the non-emergency number on 07811 311 908.

Quote reference: DP-20221112-109

Alternatively, contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously by calling 0800 555111, or visiting

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