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South Wales Echo from Cardiff, South Glamorgan, Wales • 7

South Wales Echoi
Cardiff, South Glamorgan, Wales
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EXTRA VALUE ECHO SOUTH WALES ECHO FRIDAY FEBRUARY 21 im Introducing Strike-break pair told to stay away Two found guilty of drug theft A SELF-CONFESSED DRUG-USER and his former flatmate who broke into a South Wales shop and stole five grams of cocaine from the dangerous drugs cabinet will be sentenced next week Former university HP WE DON'T WANT you back that is the message to South Wales pit strike rebel Mr Paul Watson and his wife Joy from the valley they quit last year Already more than 500 people in the Cynon Valley village of Abercwmboi have signed a protest petition to show the strength of anti-Watson feelings in the community By HELEN McCarthy an exciting range of co-ordinated menswear campaign has been led by wives at the possibility return of the couple vere prominent in uth Wales back-to-movement during tl disclosure on Wednesday February 5 that they are homesick and missing life there The protest petition is to be circulated throughout the Cynon Valley and will be sent to the Notts headquarters of National Smokeless Fuels owners of the Abercwmboi Phur-nacite Plant where Mr Watson worked until last September th lone strike-aker and his wife who live and work in Not-ghamshire may return the valley has been the South exclusive lllOW! Ech student John Denzil Williams aged 23 and Peter Cronin aged 22 were convicted by a jury at Cardiff Crown Court of the burglary at the shop in East Road Tylorstown Rhondda Sentence was adjourned for social inquiry reports and the two men were remanded in custody Williams who now lives with his parents in Mile Street Maerdy Rhondda was also found guilty of possessing cocaine with intent to supply Cronin unemployed of Brook Street Maerdy was cleared of a similar charge Both had denied the charges and a charge of dishonestly receiving the cocaine put as an alternative to the burglary charge Search Williams had earlier admitted possessing cannabis on July 18 last year and another charge of possessing cannabis resin He had also admitted cultivating cannabis plants between January 1 and July 18 last year Cronin had admitted one charge of possessing cannabis resin The court was told nine cannabis plants a pestle and mortar pipes and cannabis resin were found during a search of flat at Heol Tir Gwaidd Penrhys Williams had admitted to the police he grew the cannabis plant from seed for his own use Cronin had admitted he smoked cannabis usually at home Mr Roger Thomas prosecuting had earlier told the court that police searched the house soon after the burglary at the shop They found scales and several squares of paper on the kitchen table One of the pieces of paper had traces of what was later identified as 97 per cent pure cocaine said Mr Thomas He claimed that when police raided the fiat Williams had been weighing out cocaine into separate packets for distribution Williams claimed he had bought threequarters of a gram of cocaine from two men who had visited him before the police arrived They had left behind the bundle of clothes the tools and the scales he said He said he had occasionally taken amphetamines and had used cocaine once or twice and the cocaine he bought was for his own use Cronin said he had not known there was cocaine in the house when the police arrived He had just got up and had not been into the kitchen Top police inquiry on defective A DETECTIVE is under investigation after using an empty notebook while giving evidence at a triol The fudge halted the case and demanded a police inquiry after Det Con Graham Boll based at Herts police headquarters was discovered pretending to read notes which he claimed were made soon after his dealings with the defendant Defendant Bruce Upton 29 of Northolt Middlesex was accused of stealing £200 worth of property from a car but acquitted at St Albans Crown Court after the prosecution offered no further evidence Judge John Slack ordered that a transcript of the case be sent to the chief constable of Herts Earlier he criticised another policeman in the case Police-constable Graham Weston for talking to a witness Herts deputy chief constable Mr John Benyon said that the two officers were now under investigation CARDS FOR YOUR SHOPPING New Department NOW OPEN at DEBENHAMS St Davids Centre Cardiff Tel: 399789 Masterminding the campaign are the Abercwmboi Support Group set up after five men were dismissed from the Phuma-cite Plant shortly after the end of the strike The five were accused' by Mr Watson of spitting at him They have always maintained their innocence and claim the order to dismiss them came from coal board chief Mr Ian MacGregor The support group warn that if the Watsons return the reaction from the community would be dramatic Response They have hinted there could be a return to the sort of anti-Watson anger seen on the picket line Group chairperson Mrs Annette Roberts aged 32 of Graig Avenue Abercwmboi who is married to one of the sacked five said: response to the petition has been first class Even people not involved in the strike including the elderly are disgusted at the idea that the Watsons might return They are not wanted here" Neither Mr Watson nor his wife were contactable for comment today Rate saving From page 1 would be returned a measure of my concern for His strings offer was made in the hope that local authorities would keep their promise and reduce rates The remaining £7m is still available to be recycled but Mr Edwards said he would review the position early in April when local authorities had submitted their final budgets Deadlock News of the climbdown came last night just three days after top-level talks in London ended in deadlock A Welsh Office spokesman said today they expected rates bills to be reduced by an average three per cent following the Secretary of announcement Both South and Mid Glamorgan county councils fix their rates next Thursday Woman is remanded A WOMAN accused of murdering a man in Cardiff was further remanded on bail on two sureties totalling £2000 until March 21 by city magistrates today Sheila Isitt aged 44 unemployed of Porlock Drive Sully is charged with murdering Mr Wade Ali of Neville Street Riverside Cardiff on January 5 this year LOW (I I rV OiUl 11 K'ni 1 If you are over 40 and are beginning to find it 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UNITS MAY BE INDIVIDUALLY FWSHKX wL0Ul 4 IN 20 From only Sirocco single under over SIROCCO SUPERFAST hob Isas PAINT sprayed on the walls and belongings scattered around this was how the raiders left the bedroom Home wrecked From page 1 home for the past two-and-a-half years totally destroyed The sitting room suffered the worst of the damage The settee had been ripped with a blade and a bean bag split open with its polystyrene filling strewn around the room An expensive racked stereo system had been overturned and sprayed with red paint The colour television suffered the same fate In the kitchen the cooker had been sprayed and some fittings kicked and broken Maria's bedroom had been ransacked The mattress was slashed to pieces and her clothes lay in ribbons on the floor 'Totally sick' In bedroom a Walt Disney mural had been covered by the words yours" sprayed in thick red paint Throughout the fiat on every wall and ceiling except the bathroom spray paint of varying colours had been used and the vandals even went to the trouble of coating pictures plug sockets and other fittings with paint A representative from an insurance company assessed the damage early today and told Maria that nothing could be salvaged from the wreckage Maria sat in a state of shock sipping tea made by a neighbour ruined everything got everything I've saved for everything I've built up over the past couple of she said did this should be hanged I find words to describe them they are animals I feel totally sick got to throw everything out and start 'Terrible crime' Maria said she could think of no one she had upset who might hold a grudge against her and want to cause her heartbreak Detectives were at the scene today making inquiries with neighbours and dusting for fingerprints The villains might have left a couple of clues behind They left the word Mods on the wall and the initials BE Detective Chief Inspector Tom Fahey head of Cardiff CID said today: is a terrible crime which has caused considerable distress to the householders can see no sense in this type of crime We are appealing to anyone who can offer assistance in any way at all to contact the police so the villains can be brought to FENCE PLEA A plea for the replacement of damaged fencing around the belt of trees close to the Penllwyn-cnycnt Industrial Estate at Ogmore Vale was being made to the Ogwr Borough council by the Ogmore Valley community council ALL PURCHASED For all Round bowls 7 beautiful UNITS 309 PENARTH FASHION READING GLASSES ALL OTHERS £1 5 Iff' 0-' wetoasi MORGAN LTD THE HAYES CARDIFF TEL: 2101 1 'My xiH'gJ £51492 8 units shown 97 for ALL 3 fqse IN STORE rUNHINC Ml 9ESI6N enamel in a choice of colours wmmy-x DELIVERY can be arranged at nominal cost PLUS up to £1000 INSTANT CREDIT Subject to status Written quotation on request APR 26 8 variable Licensed credit broker FITTING we can put you in touch with I experienced fitters INDIVIDUAL UNIT PRICE EXAMPLES FOR SELF SORRY! South Glamorgan social services will be severely disrupted on Thursday February 27 because members of the National and Local Government Officers Association (NALGO) will be taking industrial action on that day Staff feel that this action is the only way to show our dissatisfaction at the County Council's plans to reorganise social services in South Glamorgan In the professional opinion of NALGO members the proposals are unworkable and will lead to a run-down in services to the public Staff are already unable to meet the demands placed upon them and staffing levels are dangerously low If these proposals are carried through the services to you the public will deteriorate rapidly We regret having to take this action but the County Council are ignoring the views of their own staff If you care about social services in South Glamorgan ask your county councillor why your money is being spent on a scheme which staff say is doomed to failure Join us to lobby councillors at 1230pm on THURSDAY FEBRUARY 27 at County Council Headquarters Newport Road Cardiff Published by South Glamorgan Branch of NALGO (986206-XI 6) £299 99 FOR ALLS SHOWN A RD CARDIFF TEL 2400 (Opp Freeman Cigar Factory).

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