AN ABERYSTWYTH soldier, injured in Afghanistan, has been jailed for eight and a half years for “violently” raping a woman three times in her own home.
Welsh Guardsman Ben Sherbon, 25, who gave his name in court as Ben Flynn, “brutally” attacked the single mother in December last year at her home in Hampshire.
Winchester Crown Court heard that, Sherbon, who has a history of being violent towards women, followed the victim to her bedroom and raped her.
RESIDENTS of Tregaron have expressed deep concerns over the future of the town’s leisure centre which is due to be taken over by the new superschool on Monday.
The Cambrian News has learnt that six leisure centre staff are being made redundant and townspeople are now questioning how the facility can be run by school governors – and whether it will open again at all.
Dad-of-two Rhydian Wilson accused Ceredigion County Council of depriving the town of a valuable facility. “I fear things are going to go badly wrong,” he said.
“I’m not having a go at the school governors because I do not think they should have been left to deal with this.”
A MACHYNLLETH doctor will appear before a medical tribunal next month to answer allegations of misconduct, the Cambrian News can reveal.
Dr Marcel Gerardus Auf Den Kamp is facing allegations that he practised without proper medical insurance between 2001 to 2009, and 2010 to 2013, while working at the Machynlleth, Corris and District Medical Practice.
The 45-year-old is also accused of treating three of his relatives - which doctors are forbidden to do - between 2001 and 2013 and submitting inaccurate documents to his accountants for tax returns in 2010, 2011 and 2012,
A MYSTERY Llŷn benefactor has stunned fundraisers by donating £10,000 to pay for a new wheelchair for a 15-year-old cerebral palsy sufferer.
Teenager Sam Taylor, from Nantwich, who has been visiting the Llŷn Peninsula for several years with his family, is unable to walk and struggles with accessing the beaches in the area.
His mother, Janet Taylor, had spoken with local councillor John Brynmor Hughes about beach access and this led to Mr Hughes offerng to help purchase Sam a new wheelchair through a memorial fund set up after his own son died in a car accident.
A DRIVING instructor convicted of sexually assaulting two girl learner drivers has been warned that he faces a prison sentence.
The prosecution will also seek a Sexual Offences Prevention Order (SOPO) against defendant Derek Godfrey to, among other things, stop him giving driving lessons in the future.