Men in court over al­leged at­tack on dis­abled man

Llanelli Star - - LETTERS - Lucy John

TWO men have ap­peared in court fol­low­ing an al­leged at­tack on a dis­abled man at Am­man­ford Bus Sta­tion.

Hefin Parker, 21, of Heol y Parc, Cefnei­thin and Elis Kel­man, 19, of Bank Road, Llan­gen­nech, both ap­peared at Llanelli Mag­is­trates Court on Thurs­day.

Parker was ar­rested and was charged with ac­tual bod­ily harm after a video cir­cu­lated on so­cial me­dia show­ing a man be­ing punched on Tues­day.

Kel­man was charged with en­cour­ag­ing and as­sist­ing in the com­mis­sion of the same al­leged as­sault. His charge re­lates to the video record­ing. The video, ini­tially shared on Snapchat, later came to the at­ten­tion of po­lice.

The court was told that the al­leged vic­tim has a learn­ing dis­abil­ity, has com­mu­ni­ca­tion is­sues and men­tal health prob­lems.

Nei­ther de­fen­dants en­tered a plea dur­ing the hear­ing, which was then ad­journed.

Parker was re­manded in cus­tody, while Kel­man was re­leased on bail. The case will re­sume at Swansea Crown Court on Au­gust 5.

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