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Keith
July 20, 2003, 04:19 PM
A little early, but it appears that an elderly man was assualted and defended himself with a firearm in Great Britain. Of course he is in jail while everyone prays for the recovery of the vermin that attacked him...

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OAP charged over shooting


Roads in Pontrhydyfen were closed off on Saturday morning
A 67-year-old man has been charged with attempted murder, following a shooting in a south Wales village that has left a teenager in hospital.
The 19-year-old remains in a serious but stable condition at Swansea's Morriston Hospital after the incident in Pontrhydyfen, near Port Talbot at 0320 BST.

The 67-year-old was arrested about an hour after the victim was discovered, and has been interviewed by CID officers at Neath police station over the weekend.

He will appear before Neath magistrates on Monday morning.

Police have praised local people for the help they gave officers investigating the shooting.

Information received by the public led to an underwater search unit discovering a firearm in the River Afan.

Inspector Wynne Rowlands said they strongly believe this was involved in the shooting.

Roads in the village were blocked off until 1430 BST on Saturday.

The injured man, who was shot in the chest, is said to be responding well to treatment.

He has not yet been interviewed by police.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Port Talbot police station on 01639 889700.


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Teenager injured in shooting

A teenager has been injured in a shooting incident in South Wales.

A 69-year-old man has been arrested in connection with an alleged assault which happened in Pontrhydyfen, in Port Talbot, at 3.20am today.

"During the incident a firearm was discharged and a 19-year-old man sustained injuries," a South Wales Police spokesman said.

"He is currently undergoing treatment at Morriston Hospital (in Swansea) where his condition is described as stable.

"A 69-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the incident and is currently being interviewed at Neath Police Station."

"Any person with any information is requested to contact Port Talbot CID on 01639 889700."


Story filed: 19:56 Saturday 19th July 2003

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Village shooting investigated Jul 20 2003




Greg Lewis, Wales on Sunday


A 19-YEAR-OLD man was being treated in hospital last night after a shooting in a South Wales village.

Detectives investigating the incident yesterday closed off the village of Pontrhydyfen - the birthplace of actor Richard Burton.

The armed incident happened at 3.20am on Saturday, a short distance from the house in which Burton grew up. A firearm was recovered from the scene.

A 69-year-old man was yesterday being interviewed by CID officers at Neath police station - he has not been charged with any offence. The incident is understood to have happened in Station Road, close to the pensioner's home.

Roads in the village, which is about three miles north of Port Talbot, were blocked off by police until 2.30pm yesterday.

"We're investigating an assault in the early hours of Saturday morning, in which a firearm was discharged," said a spokesman for South Wales Police.

The injured man - who is also from the village - was being treated at Morriston Hospital in Swansea. His condition was last night said to be stable.

Local people have said they are shocked by events.

Councillor Malcolm Jones said: "The incident has stunned the village.

"This is not an area where we are used to any sort of violent incident. Our thoughts are with everyone involved and we hope that the young man hurt in the incident makes a full recovery.

"He is from the village and his family is very well-known so everyone is thinking of them.

"Everyone is talking about the incident although we don't know what happened exactly."

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Standing Wolf
July 20, 2003, 04:50 PM
Rarely does a day pass when I fail to feel grateful to our forefathers for having rebelled against the English and founded a republic.

I believe England would have been much happier as a Nazi subject state.

El Tejon
July 20, 2003, 05:41 PM
Isn't it too early to tell?:confused:

Wait and see how Problem #2 turns out and see if there was a Problem #1.:uhoh:

Mal H
July 20, 2003, 05:48 PM
I sure can't tell from those reports who is the bad guy and who is the good guy, if there is one of each, that is. Keith why are you saying that the teen is the one who attacked and is therefore "vermin".

agricola
July 20, 2003, 05:49 PM
standing wolf,

yes, its a sign of the hell we are in that someone can shoot someone else, throw the gun away, and then be caught by the evil Po-Po. maybe you should hold off your inane-comment bot until the facts are known?

Keith
July 20, 2003, 06:48 PM
It says there was an assault, followed by a shooting.
It could be that the elderly man assaulted the teenager... but, I don't think so.

I could be wrong (and if I am, I'll say so), but I think when the details come out it will be the worst case. The young punk assaulted the old fellow and got shot for his troubles. The old man will be locked up and the teenager lionized by the liberal press as a "victim" of firearms.

Keith

4v50 Gary
July 20, 2003, 06:53 PM
What Keith says. Criminals need to get the message that society won't protect them and their predatory ways. Then crime will decrease.

MicroBalrog
July 20, 2003, 06:57 PM
http://www.keepandbeararms.com/images/GunViolenceChildren.GIF

El Tejon
July 20, 2003, 07:36 PM
Keith, maybe, maybe not. Should we not hold our fire until it may be ascertained?:confused:

Keith
July 20, 2003, 08:08 PM
Safety on, pistol back in holster.

We'll see what shakes out tomorrow when further details become available.

Keith

Mal H
July 20, 2003, 08:12 PM
You could well be right, and the odds are that you are. But, without more details, no conclusion can be made at this time. I know I wouldn't want to see a jury made up of folks who have made up their minds on such little info.

Coronach
July 20, 2003, 09:10 PM
I'd say its a wee bit too early to tell who is right and who is wrong in this one.

I'm really wanting to lean towards the old man on this one, but there is a very real possibility that he would be in the wrong even in as enligtened a place as, say, Texas. To say nothing of Ole Blighty.

Too early to call.

Mike

Mal H
July 21, 2003, 09:33 AM
The old man has now been formally charged with attempted murder, but they still aren't talking about what really happened: IcWales article. (http://icwales.icnetwork.co.uk/0100news/0200wales/content_objectid=13200134_method=full_siteid=50082_headline=-Man%2D%2D67%2D%2Don%2Dshooting%2Dcharge-name_page.html)

With that particular charge, it's looking more like the teen was the victim.

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