‘Unmitigated and unreconstructed paedophile’ given 21-year sentence as dangerous offender

A child rapist serving a 21-year extended sentence for a campaign of abuse has been handed another extended sentence after being convicted of abusing other children. Former colliery security guard Ronald Preddy was handed his first 21-year sentence in 2016 after being convicted of a campaign of rapes and indecent assaults against two young boys… Continue reading ‘Unmitigated and unreconstructed paedophile’ given 21-year sentence as dangerous offender

‘A computer glitch at the Post Office meant I got sacked from my job, lost thousands of pounds, and was wrongly branded a criminal’

In 2003, Anthony Gant arrived in Powys ready to start a new life. Leaving his career as a London stockbroker behind him, Anthony, who was in his early thirties at the time, began a new chapter running the local Post Office in Nantoer, just outside of Newtown. Like the thousands of other subpostmasters responsible for… Continue reading ‘A computer glitch at the Post Office meant I got sacked from my job, lost thousands of pounds, and was wrongly branded a criminal’

Man ‘obsessed’ by Covid sparked bomb scare at vaccine factory

A man “obsessed” by Covid-19 has been found guilty of sparking a bomb scare by sending a suspicious package to a vaccine factory. Anthony Collins was convicted of dispatching an article by post with the intention of inducing the belief it is likely to explode or ignite following a trial at Maidstone Crown Court. The… Continue reading Man ‘obsessed’ by Covid sparked bomb scare at vaccine factory

Drug-driver hit mother as she took child out of car and knocked her unconscious

A driver under the influence of cocaine and alcohol badly injured a mother after hitting her as she was removing her child from a car seat. Luke Thomas, 33, drove into Christie Norman as he attempted a dangerous manouerve in Pontypool on September 6 last year. He took a corner of Station Road, a residential… Continue reading Drug-driver hit mother as she took child out of car and knocked her unconscious

Drunk driver left cyclist dying in the road after hitting him head-on

A drunk driver killed a cyclist after hitting him head on and sending him 39 metres into the air. Dominik Jablonicky, 27, then left Matthew Brimble, 37, in the road before leaving the scene. In a heart-breaking statement, the victim’s mother, who had already lost one son, said she “constantly wonders” if he had stopped… Continue reading Drunk driver left cyclist dying in the road after hitting him head-on

Trusted treasurer stole almost £45,000 from boat club funds

The trusted treasurer of a popular boat club raided the coffers and helped himself to tens of thousands of pounds of its money, a court has herd. Christopher Philips secretly applied for large loans for the club and, when they were paid, he simply transferred the money into his own account. He then altered bank… Continue reading Trusted treasurer stole almost £45,000 from boat club funds

Drug dealer flips car as he rams police vehicle

A “panicking” drug dealer rammed a police vehicle causing his car to flip over onto its roof. Lathan Rees swerved around cars and drove along a pavement before slamming into the unmarked car as he tried to flee. The two officers in the police car both suffered whiplash injuries in the crash but were able… Continue reading Drug dealer flips car as he rams police vehicle

Girl, 12, raped by her brother gives birth to his baby after being rushed to hospital with stomach pains

A 12-year-old girl who was rushed to hospital with stomach pains gave birth to her brother’s baby a short time later, a court has heard. The girl had been just 11 when she was raped by her 14-year-old brother in the family home. Swansea Crown Court heard the siblings were growing up in a “dysfunctional”… Continue reading Girl, 12, raped by her brother gives birth to his baby after being rushed to hospital with stomach pains

Live updates as David Henderson goes on trial over charges linked to plane crash which killed Emiliano Sala

A man is set to go on trial over offences linked to the fatal plane crash that killed Cardiff city striker Emiliano Sala. The 28-year-old Argentinian footballer was on a flight from France to Wales when the single-engine Piper Malibu aircraft flown by pilot David Ibbotson crashed into the English Channel north of Guernsey in… Continue reading Live updates as David Henderson goes on trial over charges linked to plane crash which killed Emiliano Sala

Man lunged at woman with 8in knife after being knocked to floor

A man armed himself with a knife after a confrontation which saw him thrown to the floor and went looking for his opponent moments later making threats to kill. Neil Herman then lunged at a woman he confronted in a doorway and swung his blade at her missing her by inches. The 58-year-old was said… Continue reading Man lunged at woman with 8in knife after being knocked to floor