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Saturday, 4 May, 2002, 13:46 GMT 14:46 UK
More news from south west Wales
South Wales Police are investigating the death of a 20 year-old man who sustained fatal injuries after falling from a derelict building in Morriston near Swansea.

The incident, at Morfydd Street, is believed to have happened around 1800 BST on Sunday.

Police are appealing for anyone with information to contact them on 01792 456999.


Armed police in arrest

A man has been arrested by armed police officers at a caravan site near Tenby, Pembrokeshire.

Dyfed Powys police say he was wanted in connection with an armed robbery and a series of other offences in the Saundersfoot area and in Brighton, on the south coast of England.

He is being held in the Pembroke Dock police station.


Three cleared in 'sniffing' death trial

Three teenagers facing trial following the death of a south Wales schoolboy have been cleared by a judge at Swansea Crown Court.

A boy of 14 and two 13-year-old girls accused of assault and threatening behaviour walked free after a ruling by Judge Vivian Manning Davies.

The judge said there was no evidence to prove that 13-year-old Ross Hooper had been alive when he was allegedly assaulted by four of the group.

Ross died in Cwmbwrla, Swansea in January after he was allegedly assaulted during an aerosol sniffing session near Gorse Mission Presbyterian Church.

Two other youngsters still face charges, and their case was adjourned until Monday.


Mother remanded over toddler death

A woman has appeared in court charged with the murder of her son whose body was found on a west Wales beach.

Mirlene Pricilla Stewart, 32, from Birmingham, was remanded in custody at Swansea Crown Court on Tuesday.

Ms Stewart was arrested in July after the body of her son Jordan Reid - who was just under two years old - was found on at Coppet Hall beach near the Pembrokeshire resort of Saundersfoot. He had drowned.

The defendant is due to appear in court again next month.


Police appeal after road accident.

South Wales Police are appealing for witnesses to investigating a serious road accident near Neath.

The accident happened on the B4242 at the Ynys Bwllog farm junction at 11.20 BST on Saturday when a Kawasaki motorcycle travelling towards Neath, struck a Mitsubushi Shogun.

The motorcyclist, a 45 year old man, sustained serious injury and was taken to Morriston hospital by air ambulance.

The woman driver of the Mitsibushi was transferred to Neath hospital and later released.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Swansea police station on 01792 456999.


Man charged with toddler's assault

A 53-year-old man has been charged with attempted manslaughter and two counts of assault after a toddler was attacked in Swansea.

The three-year-old boy had to undergo emergency surgery at the city's Morriston Hospital after suffering severe head injuries.

The boy's condition was described as stable on Friday.

Two other children and a woman also suffered less serious injuries following the incident.

Man released after questioning


A man has been released without charge after being questioned by police following a day-long investigation involving armed police in west Wales.

Dyfed Powys Police said the incident began on Wednesday morning when a man was seen carrying a hand gun on a beach at Ferryside in Carmarthen.

Police have said they have not yet recovered any weapon but are appealing to the public to contact them if they find anything.


Police seek man over incident

Detectives at Carmarthen are appealing for information after an incident in Whitland when two young girls were approached by a man in a white van who offered them a lift.

The incident happened at 1800 BST last Friday night

The same man is also believed to have approached one of the girls, who are aged four and eight, before the school holidays when he offered her sweets.

The man is described as a white male, of medium build, about 5' 2'' tall, with short white hair and white beard.


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