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Skydive: Fr Mansel Usher, Bishop Tom Burns and Fr Liam Bradley geared up!

Skydive: Fr Mansel Usher, Bishop Tom Burns and Fr Liam Bradley geared up!

FR LIAM BRADLEY, the Catholic priest in St David and St Patrick’s Church in Haverfordwest, and a hospital Chaplain at Withybush Hospital, recently joined Fr Mansel Usher (of Mumbles Parish) to perform a sponsored skydive in aid of the ‘Menevia Jubilee Appeal.’ The appeal is hoping to raise funds and awareness by promoting the work of the Catholic Diocese of Menevia, which serves an area stretching from Borth to Margam.

The holy duo arrived on a sunny Saturday morning to ‘Skydive Swansea’ at Swansea airport for their briefings and safety demonstrations, before being flown to 12,000ft above the Gower Peninsula. At that height Fr Liam and Fr Mansel – attached in tandem to their instructors – jumped out for a free fall of just under a minute reaching speeds of 120mph.

Once the parachute was opened they then took a further 5 minutes to float back to Swansea Airport to cheers of local parishioners, lead by Bishop Tom, the bishop of Menevia. Together they have so far raised over £6000 with sponsorship forms being sent to every parish in Menevia. It is hoped that the final figure will be even more. Fr Liam said that one of the most nerve-racking moments were when the plane takes off because you suddenly realise there’s no going back.

Second only to that is the fear of sitting on the edge of the plane with your legs hanging in free air! Fr Mansel said that the experience was exhilarating and the views of the diocese are unbelievable. Both landed gently, with smiles, and said they would both do it again!

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Spate of overnight burglaries in Clarach, Bow Street and Ponterwyd

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POLICE are investigating a spate of burglaries overnight in Clarach, Bow Street and Ponterwyd.

A number of burglaries have been reported, with entry forced to businesses and CCTV cameras damaged or removed.

In Bow Street, entry was forced into an agricultural merchants, where items were taken; and CCTV was removed from a business.

Two vehicles – a VW Passat – registration plate CU16 OAL – and an Audi – registration YT09 TWL – were also reported stolen from a garage in the village.

A VW Crafter – registration plate GM16OTP, along with tools and equipment were stolen from a business in Ponterwyd.

Four businesses at Nantallan Business Park were targeted:

Bikes and steamers were reported stolen from one, a generator and two boxes containing LED lighting from another, a Mitsubishi L200 flatbed truck taken from the third, and tools stolen from a fourth.

Police are treating the incidents as linked, and would like to speak to anyone with information or who witnessed any suspicious behaviour in the Clarach and Bow Street areas.

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Police confirm Ellie Bryan, 18, died in collision

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DYFED-POWYS POLICE can confirm the woman who tragically died following a collision at Commins Coch was Ellie Bryan, from Aberystwyth.
The 18-year-old was a passenger in a Vauxhall Astra which was involved in a collision at around 10pm on Saturday, November 16.
Her family has released the following statement: “We are distraught by our loss of Ellie. She will be missed by us all.
“Ellie was a loving daughter, sister and granddaughter.
“We would like to thank everyone for their support at this devastating time.
“We would appreciate having time to grieve in privacy.”
Police continue to appeal for witnesses or anyone with information about the collision to contact the Serious Collision Investigation Unit.
You can report information online at: http://bit.ly/dppReportOnline, by email at: contactcentre@dyfed-powys.pnn.police.uk 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-20191116-353.

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18-year-old girl arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving

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POLICE have said they have arrested a driver in connection with a fatal collision which took place at Commins Coch on Saturday (Nov 16).

An 18-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving, and has been released on bail pending further enquiries.

The collision occurred on the A487 at around 10pm, and involved two vehicles.

Enquiries have revealed the involvement of a third car and yesterday the driver of this vehicle was arrested.

An 18-year-old woman – a passenger in a Vauxhall Astra – sadly died from injuries sustained in the incident. Her family is being supported by specialist officers.

The driver of the Astra remains in hospital in a critical condition.

Anyone travelling along this stretch of road at the time of the collision who had dash cam footage, or saw the collision, is asked to contact the Serious Collision Investigation Unit.

You can report information online at: http://bit.ly/dppReportOnline, by email at: contactcentre@dyfed-powys.pnn.police.uk 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-20191116-353

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