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Police re-appeal for Llangennech hit and run witnesses leads to calls for anti-speed measures

By South Wales Evening Post  |  Posted: June 25, 2013

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POLICE are re- appealing for witnesses to a nighttime hit and run in a village outside Llanelli earlier this month.

Dyfed-Powys Police yesterday re-issued the appeal for anyone with information that could help with inquiries into the Saturday, June 8 incident to come forward.

But claims have been made that people regularly speed down the road — and calls have been made for traffic calming measures.

The incident took place on Rhandir Terrace in Llangennech on at about 9.45pm and involved a silver Ford Focus and two parked vehicles.

One 45 year old local man has been arrested and is on police bail.

A spokeswoman for Dyfed-Powys Police, said: "This is a busy through road and officers are appealing to any passerby who may have seen the incident to get in touch with them."

It was not known whether speed was a factor in the incident.

Councillor Gwyneth

Thomas, council ward member, said speeding was a regular cause of concern for people who live on the street.

"They do complain a lot about people speeding there, coming down the road too fast" said Councillor Thomas.

"They have asked for speed bumps, there is something needed to slow the traffic down.

"If the cars are parked outside the houses, then that does slow the drivers down — but if people would just drive the speed the signs tell them too, then it would be fine."

Residents on the street say police have interviewed everyone living nearby.

Trisha Voisey said she was away during the week of the incident, but added: "We do have a huge problem with speeding along here."

Alan Bowen said not a day goes by on the street without someone going over its 30mph speed limit at any time of day.

"I've seen them come down at double that speed," he said. He called on police to have a presence at the street with a speed gun once a month, adding: "That could be enough of a deterrent if people believe there's potential for someone to be there."

Anyone with information should contact the Roads Policing Unit on 101.

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