Drug driving numbers spark concern for police in Pembrokeshire

16 drivers have been arrested for drink and drug driving in the first three weeks of October, police have revealed. The figure is greater than for the whole of September, causing concern among the local Roads Policing Unit. The Sergeant in charge of…

21 October 2019

Investigating why things happen, not just how things happen is focus for new teams

Dyfed-Powys Police goes live with new policing model; one focused on tackling the issues that have the greatest impact on people’s every-day lives. The issues that repeat themselves time after time and often cause the greatest harm to those who are m…

18 October 2019

Police thank public following court outcome of Ammanford social media video assault

Two men have been sentenced for their role in the assault of a vulnerable man in Ammanford, Carmarthenshire, on July 2, 2019. It was filmed and widely shared on social media, sparking complaints to police from the public. 22-year-old Hefin Parker, of…

15 October 2019

Police appeal to identify man from public toilet incident in Newtown

Police in Newtown are appealing for information about a suspicious incident that took place in the public toilets at Gravel car park on Short Bridge Street. At round 12.30pm on Saturday, October 12, a man in his fifties who was performing a sex act o…

14 October 2019

Unite and Stand Together - Say No to Hate Crime

Hate Crime Awareness Week 12th - 19th October 2019 Dyfed-Powys Police and the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner will be supporting the National Hate Crime Awareness Week. Police officers will by raising awareness as to what a Hate Crime or…

12 October 2019

HMRC scam calls in Milford Haven

Dyfed-Powys Police is warning of scam phone calls from fraudsters pretending to be from HMRC. A spate of reports have been made this week from people living in Milford Haven in particular. Temporary Sergeant for Milford Haven, Haydon Mathias, said: …

11 October 2019

Police and Crime Commissioner Dafydd Llywelyn hosts events to celebrate CCTV infrastructure

Police and Crime Commissioner Dafydd Llywelyn has hosted events to mark the official launch of the new CCTV infrastructure in 17 towns throughout Pembrokeshire, Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion and Powys. When Mr Llywelyn made his election pledge to reins…

10 October 2019

Forty two additional officers announced for Dyfed-Powys Police

The Home Office has today announced forty two additional officers for Dyfed-Powys Police, as part of phase one of the national uplift programme.  Here's our response and that of the Police & Crime Commissioner for Dyfed-Powys, Dafydd Llywelyn.   …

09 October 2019

CCTV APPEAL: Blue Street assault, Carmarthen

Dyfed-Powys Police is appealing for information following an allegation of assault which occurred in Blue Street, Carmarthen at approximately 11.30pm on Monday, 24th June 2019. A man received minor injuries to his face. Police have followed all possi…

04 October 2019

Police appeal for witnesses to an exchange with a schoolgirl in Llanelli

Police are appealing for witnesses to an incident in which a schoolgirl was approached by an unknown male in Bres Street Llanelli between 3pm and 3.20pm on Thursday, October 3. The girl felt unnerved by the incident and ran towards Murray Street. …

04 October 2019

APPEAL: Car arson in Pemberton

Dyfed-Powys Police is investigating a car fire at Llandafen Road, Pemberton, Llanelli, which occurred at approximately 8.30pm on Sunday, September 29. A Volkswagen Golf was parked in the lane behind the street, when the owner noticed it was alight. T…

04 October 2019

Charged: Merseyside man charged in connection to £75,000 heroin and crack haul

“A Merseyside man has tonight (October 3) been charged in connection to a class A drug haul thought to be worth £75,000 on the streets. Dyfed-Powys Police officers stopped a car travelling between Brecon and Merthyr Tydfil on Wednesday, October 2, wh…

03 October 2019

CROSS BOW AND AXE AMONG ITEMS HANDED TO POLICE DURING KNIFE AMNESTY

A cross bow, surgical knives, and an axe were among the unusual items handed in to Dyfed-Powys Police during a week-long knife amnesty in September. The force took part in the campaign, known as Operation Sceptre, to keep knives and blades out of cir…

03 October 2019

Police target rural issues during national week of action

RURAL crime officers will be carrying out enforcement, prevention and cross border work as part of a national week of action against wildlife and rural crime. Dyfed-Powys Police’s four rural crime teams will be tackling ongoing issues and targeting c…

02 October 2019

Dyfed-Powys Police and Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority are working together to target illegal off-roading

Increased patrols from both organisations are taking place on the Preseli Hills to target the illegal use of off-road bikes. PC Esther Davies, Dyfed-Powys Police Rural Crime Team, said: “In addition to a safety hazard to both themselves and others, i…

01 October 2019

Llanelli Heroin Dealers Jailed

Two men have been jailed for a total of ten years for supplying class A drugs in Llanelli (on Friday, 20 September 2019). At the end of a six day trial at Swansea Crown Court, Andrew Brian Taylor, aged 43, of Station Road, Llanelli, was jailed for fi…

01 October 2019

Be a Nice Monster this Halloween - Operation BANG

Dyfed-Powys Police is urging parents to ensure their children are nice monsters when they go trick or treating this Halloween. The force has launched Op BANG – be a nice guy – which aims to tackle antisocial behaviour over Halloween and bonfire night…

30 September 2019

CCTV APPEAL | Man assaulted in Carmarthen town centre

Dyfed-Powys Police is appealing for information following an assault in Carmarthen town centre. A man was punched and knocked unconscious outside Diablo’s on Queen Street at around 11.45pm on Saturday, August 3. The victim, who was wearing a white sh…

27 September 2019

UPDATE | Malicious comments regarding Llanelli school

Dyfed-Powys Police became aware of malicious comments on social media, and concerns they raised amongst pupils and parents of Ysgol Gyfun y Strade, Llanelli, on the evening of September 22. The comments have been investigated and there is not deemed…

26 September 2019

APPEAL | Incident in Builth Wells alleyway

Police in Builth Wells are appealing for any information about an incident that happened on Saturday night, September 21. A man in his 40s was found unconscious between 10.15pm and 11.15pm in the alleyway next to Barclays Bank that runs down to the G…

23 September 2019