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Paedophile jailed for second time

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AN ABERYSTWYTH paedophile has been jailed for a second time after further offending was discovered by police.

David John Williams, aged 55, had been jailed for three years and four months last December after he admitted arranging to meet an underage girl for sex.

Williams, once of Llanon and more recently of Corporation Street, Aberystwyth, was arrested as he left his home to meet the “girl” at Aberystwyth railway station.

In fact, “she” was a paedophile hunter who had tipped off the police.

During the sentencing hearing Judge Geraint Walters said he noted that it a was the second time Williams had been convicted of encouraging underage girls to meet him for sex.

Today (Nov 13), Robin Rouch, prosecuting, said the evidence for the December 2016 offences was found on one of Williams’ mobile telephones.

After he had been charged police continued to interrogate the mobile and discovered that he had been in contact with a 14-year-old girl from North Yorkshire, who he also encouraged to indulge in sexual activity.

Mr Rouch said the victim in this case was a real teenager and not an adult trying to catch paedophiles.

Williams admitted inciting a child to engage in sexual activity and two offences of possessing child pornography.

Judge Walters said when he sentenced Williams in December he had placed his offending in the highest bracket and, if he had been aware of the new offences, it would not have affected the overall length.

He jailed Williams for three years and four months, the sentence to run concurrently with the term he is presently serving in Usk prison.

Judge Walters issued a fresh sexual offences prevention order restricting Williams’ access to the Internet.

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Free parking in Ceredigion

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Car parking will be free in all Ceredigion County Council operated Pay and Display car parks on the three Saturdays before Christmas this year.

Parking charges at council operated Pay and Display car parks will be waived on December 7, 14 and 21 2019.

Rhodri Llwyd is Ceredigion County Council’s Corporate Lead Officer responsible for Highways and Environmental Services. He said. “Small businesses will be competing against online businesses for trade this Christmas. We want to do what we can to support Ceredigion businesses at this important time of year. We hope this step encourages more of us to shop locally this Christmas and enjoy what fantastic Ceredigion businesses have to offer.”

This decision contributes towards one of the council’s corporate priorities of boosting the economy.

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Ysgol Bro Pedr raise funds for life saving machine

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PUPILS at Ysgol Bro Pedr have raised enough money to buy a defibrillator machine for the school.

The idea came after 15 Year 11 pupils achieved their Level 3 Emergency First Aid Qualification with Ceredigion Youth Service. Pupils felt that it was incredibly important that they and others at the school had the skills, knowledge and equipment to use in an emergency.

Mrs Caryl Jones and pupils raised an outstanding £1,150 through organising a bake sale at the school on 28 March 2019. The school extends their thanks to Lampeter businesses ‘Oh My Cod’ and ‘Y Becws’ for their kind contribution towards the sale.

Guto Crompton, School Based Youth Worker said: “Although first aid is not a mandatory part of the school curriculum in Wales, young people at Ysgol Bro Pedr felt that it should be something that all pupils knew about. This would help them to know what to do in an emergency, whether that be in the school or out in the community. Pupils worked hard to achieve their First Aid qualification which covered aspect such as CPR, casualty management and the use of a defibrillator.”

The defibrillator machine will be placed in the school reception.

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It’s not too late: Ceredigion residents still have time to register to vote

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“CEREDIGION residents still have time to register to vote in the General Election on 12 December,” said the council’s Chief Executive and Acting Returning Officer, Eifion Evans.

Residents still have time to register to vote and to arrange postal or proxy votes if they want to do so. The deadline to register to vote is midnight on November 26. The deadline to register for a postal vote is 5pm on November 26 and the deadline to register for a proxy vote is 5pm on December 4.

Mr Evans continued, “Some residents may want to register for postal vote or a proxy vote. This could help people avoid possible wintry conditions of a December election, or young people who have moved out of county to study but still want to vote in Ceredigion.”

Residents can register to vote by using this link: https://www.gov.uk/register-to-vote or by calling the council’s Electoral Services Team on 01545 570 881.

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