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caroline
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Posted - 07/05/2008 :  00:19:17 Link directly to this reply  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I was in the same year at school as Alan and can only express my condolences to his sons, and his family. I have a school photograph of when we were 5 or 6 which includes others who have already passed away - it will always remind me of how fragile life is and how fortunate I am to still be here.
I hope the person(s) who took Alan's life from him will be punished as severly as possible.
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RedFlump
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Posted - 07/05/2008 :  07:46:01 Link directly to this reply  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Tracey12 - The sad thing is, I don't think these idiots needed an excuse. You only need to look at someone "funny" these days to be under threat.
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robdav
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Posted - 08/05/2008 :  10:05:19 Link directly to this reply  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
violence, thuggery & intimidation would seem to be as endemic in Tredegar as it is in wider society. no doubt, alcohol has once again been central to this tragic scenario.On several occasions,recently(mainly on friday evenings), after socialising with friends in wetherspoons i have opted to take a taxi than walk the short distance to my home, due to the displays of aggressive, antisocial & at times outright violent behaviour initiated by crowds of drunken young men & women frequenting (mainly, it would seem) the TA & Castle. Add to this the nightly "Grand Prix" of highly revved cars endlessley circling the clock - & you have a volatile & (as has happened now) fatal disaster waiting to happen!!! as one respondent has already pointed out, police presence seems to be non existent.
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aussiewelshman
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Posted - 08/05/2008 :  12:32:03 Link directly to this reply  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Murder Charge After Pub Assault.
Source - BBC News.

A 25-year-old man has been charged with murder after a man who was assaulted outside a south Wales pub died.

Alan Brown, 45, of New Tredegar, was taken to hospital on Sunday after the attack outside the Tredegar Arms Hotel, Tredegar, but died on Monday.
Police initially arrested four men in connection with the death but three of them were released on police bail.
The 25-year-old from Abertysswg is to appear at Caerphilly Magistrates' Court later.
A 29-year-old man arrested by Gwent Police on suspicion of murder has been released on bail.
The other two men - a 19-year-old from Ebbw Vale and a 21-year-old from Tredegar - who were arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender, have also been released on police bail pending further enquiries.



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morris1975
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Posted - 08/05/2008 :  13:07:21 Link directly to this reply  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by robdav

violence, thuggery & intimidation would seem to be as endemic in Tredegar as it is in wider society. no doubt, alcohol has once again been central to this tragic scenario.On several occasions,recently(mainly on friday evenings), after socialising with friends in wetherspoons i have opted to take a taxi than walk the short distance to my home, due to the displays of aggressive, antisocial & at times outright violent behaviour initiated by crowds of drunken young men & women frequenting (mainly, it would seem) the TA & Castle. Add to this the nightly "Grand Prix" of highly revved cars endlessley circling the clock - & you have a volatile & (as has happened now) fatal disaster waiting to happen!!! as one respondent has already pointed out, police presence seems to be non existent.



Totally agree with you Rob. Alcohol is a major factor in viloence in our country unyet the govenrment seems more concerned about declassifying cannabis to class B rather than focussing their efforts on the dangers associated with binge drinking.

I have yet to hear of anyone becoming overy aggressive and kicking someone's head in after a joint.


Edited by - morris1975 on 08/05/2008 13:08:21
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MKerchey05
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Posted - 09/05/2008 :  09:30:15 Link directly to this reply  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
It's very sad when anyone dies but this death was so unnesessary. Can anyone tell me why it took so long for the ambulance to arrive? This government has a lot to answer for when it comes to priorities.
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aussiewelshman
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Posted - 09/05/2008 :  09:43:32 Link directly to this reply  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Murder Charge After Street Assault.
Source - Rhymney Valley Express.

A 25-YEAR-OLD man appeared in court yesterday (Wednesday) charged with the murder of a man outside a Tredegar pub.

Alan Brown, 45, of New Tredegar, died hours after an alleged assault outside the Tredegar Arms, Morgans Street.
Police were called on Sunday evening at about 10.45pm after reports a man had been knocked unconscious.
Mr Brown was taken to Nevill Hall Hospital in Abergavenny but died on Bank Holiday Monday.
Yesterday morning Leone Wells, of McLaren Cottages, Abertysswg, appeared before Caerphilly magistrates charged with the murder of Mr Brown.
Wells spoke only to confirm his name, address and age.
There was no application for bail and he was remanded in custody. He is now due to appear before Newport Crown Court on May 15 for a preliminary hearing.
Gwent Police had also arrested a 29-year-old man on suspicion of murder, but he has now been released on bail.
A 19-year-old Ebbw Vale man and a 21-year-old man from Tredegar had been arrested on suspicion of assisting an offender in connection with the incident, but all three have now been released on bail.



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gazz
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Posted - 20/05/2008 :  17:23:38 Link directly to this reply  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Very sad to hear about the death of gentleman. Can I just add how sad it was to see a few bunches of flowers attatched to the tree outside the Tredegar Arms but how much sadder was to see a few days later they had been removed.
Gaz
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Tracey12
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Posted - 28/05/2008 :  13:06:01 Link directly to this reply  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Does anybody know what the court verdict was after??? As there hasnt been mention of anything in the gwent gazette...

I havent heard anything neither?
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aussiewelshman
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Posted - 14/06/2008 :  08:35:43 Link directly to this reply  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Browny – Liked By Everyone.
Source - Rhymney Valley Express.

A DEVASTATED father has paid tribute to his only son who died after an incident outside a pub.

On the day the body of Alan Brown was finally released to the chapel of rest, his father and sister spoke exclusively to the Express about their ongoing nightmare as they wait to see the man charged with his murder proceed through the courts.
Mr Brown, or “Browny” as he was always known to his friends, died in hospital following an incident outside the Tredegar Arms Pub in Tredegar on Sunday, May 4.

A 25-year-old Abertysswg man, Leone Wells, has since appeared in court charged with his murder.

Alan Brown, aged 45, was a father of three boys aged 19, 13 and 11 and was also very close to his nephews.
His youngest sister, Sharon Clifford, aged 35, talked fondly about her memories of her big brother.
She said: “I remember looking up to him, him picking me up from school and him making me laugh.
“He was the biggest joker you could ever meet - he never grew up. He was outgoing and liked by everybody.
“He absolutely loved music, he played the guitar since he was young.
“He would not have hurt a fly. He was a cheeky chappy who would make a joke out of anything.”
Browny was also a big rugby fan, and an avid Wales supporter. He was most happy when he was doing security work as he’d been given the opportunity to meet big names in the music world such as Aerosmith, the Beastie Boys and Kylie Minogue.
The New Tredegar man, who was originally from Aberbargoed, went to Bedwellty Comprehensive School, had worked in both Markham and Oakdale Colliery. For 11 years he also worked in Scandinavian Design.
He has two other younger sisters, Lynne and Jill, and his mother, Christine, died nine years ago.
His father David Brown, fighting back tears said: “We are terribly upset and really shocked.
“We are living in limbo, there is just no end.”

The funeral of Alan Brown will be held on Monday, June 16 at 2.30pm at St Sannan’s Church in Bedwellty. There will be refreshments after the service at the Labour Club in Bargoed. All of Mr Brown’s friends are welcome to attend.



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pierre
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Posted - 12/08/2008 :  16:18:07 Link directly to this reply  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Do you know this woman?
Aug 14 2008 by Dominic Jones, Gwent Gazette

POLICE have urged witnesses to an incident outside a Tredegar pub which resulted in the death of a 45-year-old man to come forward and assist with their investigations.

Alan Brown of New Tredegar received fatal injuries in an alleged assault which took place outside the Tredegar Arms Public House, Tredegar, between 10pm and 11pm on Bank Holiday Sunday, May 4.

A 26-year-old man has been charged with murder and is currently remanded in custody, a 21-year-man was charged with assisting an offender and has been bailed to appear before Cardiff Crown Court and two other men, aged 19 and 29, were arrested at the time of the incident and released without charge.

As part of the ongoing enquiries, officers are keen to speak to anyone who witnessed the incident.

In particular Gwent Police are keen to trace an unidentified female, captured on CCTV, who it is believed may hold vital information.

Anyone with information regarding the incident, or who can identify the female, is asked to contact the Major Investigation Team at Ystrad Mynach Police Station on 01443 865538.
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aussiewelshman
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Posted - 17/08/2008 :  07:40:25 Link directly to this reply  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Murder Witnesses Sought.
Source - WalesOnLine



POLICE have appealed again for witnesses to come forward over the death of a New Tredegar man outside a pub in May.

Alan Brown, 45, a father of three boys, died following an incident outside the Tredegar Arms Public House, Tredegar, on Sunday, May 4.
Mr Brown, or “Browny” as he was known to his friends, died in hospital following the Bank Holiday weekend assault.
Mr Brown’s family paid tribute to the former Bedwellty Comprehensive School pupil, originally from Aberbargoed, describing him as a “joker” who “would not hurt a fly”.
Mr Brown’s sister Sharon Clifford spoke to the Express shortly after her brother’s death.
She said: “I remember looking up to him, him picking me up from school and him making me laugh.
“He was the biggest joker you could ever meet – he never grew up. He was outgoing and liked by everybody.
“He absolutely loved music, he played the guitar since he was young. He would not have hurt a fly.”
Mr Brown had worked in security, as well as spending time in both Markham and Oakdale Collieries and for 11 years at Scandinavian Design.
Gwent Police this week reissued an appeal for witnesses to come forward as the incident continues to be investigated.
Officers are keen to speak to anyone who witnessed the incident, which occurred between 10pm and 11pm.
They would particularly like to speak to an unidentified female who was captured on CCTV as being nearby at the relevant time and could hold vital information.
If you have information regarding Mr Brown’s death or if you can identify the woman in the CCTV images, please contact the Major Investigation Team at Ystrad Mynach Police Station on 01443 865538.
You can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

A 26-year-old man has been charged with murder and is currently remanded in custody.
A 21-year-old man has been charged with assisting an offender and has been bailed to appear before Cardiff Crown Court on a date to be fixed.
Two other men were arrested at the time of the incident but were released without charge.





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aussiewelshman
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Posted - 21/03/2009 :  06:20:22 Link directly to this reply  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Man Jailed For Tredegar Pub Death-Assault
Source - South Wales Argus

A FORMER soldier was jailed for three years yesterday for the manslaughter of a man outside a Tredegar pub.

Victim Alan Brown, originally from Markham, was fatally injured in an assault outside the Tredegar Arms public house on, Morgan Street at around 10.45pm on May 4, 2008.
The 45-year-old was taken to the Nevill Hall Hospital, Abergavenny, but died of serious head injuries the next day.
Leon Wells, 26, of Rhyd Terrace, Georgetown, was sentenced yesterday at Cardiff Crown Court after pleading guilty to manslaughter on October 24 last year.
Prosecutor Roger Thomas QC described Mr Brown as a person of previously good character who was “quiet and shy - not the kind of person to get involved in a fight.”
He told the court that prior to the incident, Mills, who had previously served as a Lance Corporal in Macedonia and Sierra Leone for the Royal Engineers, had been involved in an argument with another customer in the pub, whom he head butted.
After being escorted out of the pub he was then seen to be taunting people inside and “looking for trouble”, the court heard.
At that moment Mr Brown, who had been drinking with two friends, decided to leave the pub for a cigarette.
“It seems this innocent decision to leave the public house was to have far reaching and fatal consequences,” Mr Thomas said.
Shortly after leaving the pub Mr Brown was punched by Mills twice in the face.
Defending John Charles Rees QC said Mills was “up for a fight, I’m not going to say otherwise”, but added his client “did not mean to cause any serious injury.”
In his sentencing, The Recorder of Cardiff, Nicholas Cooke QC, said: “It’s accepted you did not intend to cause any serious injury let alone death.
“No sentence I can pass can do anything to reduce the feeling of loss and anger which I’m sure are felt by those whom you have taken a loving family member and friend.
“Nothing I can do can ease the pain you caused.”

Portrait of the murderer, Leon Wells...
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Peregrine Honeydew
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Posted - 21/03/2009 :  13:20:32 Link directly to this reply  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
One point, he is described above as a murderer. He was not found guilty of murder and so perhaps this reference should be removed. I'm no legal expert but it may be regarded as libel unless its a direct quote from the article.

Just a thought.






Well, did you ever wake up, with them bullfrogs on your mind?
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xtype
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Posted - 21/03/2009 :  20:19:00 Link directly to this reply  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
i do not know what to make of that sentence, so do it mean you can go out get drunk then punch some poor sod who is having a smoke to death, then say oh dear me im awful sorry i do not do things like this usually im a very nice guy otherwise, so the judge will say oh ok then have three years you naughty boy, you have done a year so with your time off for being a good boy inside you will be out in a few months, the judge might as well had carried his joke further and said, people have been told all to often that smoking kills so its his own fault for going outside smoking,

or is it april the first
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morris1975
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Posted - 21/03/2009 :  20:36:59 Link directly to this reply  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The lad is out in November, make of that what you will!
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GOM
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Posted - 22/03/2009 :  12:02:44 Link directly to this reply  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
"NOVEMBER" Bring back the BAD old days when a real sentence was mostly a just one cos as I keep saying this HAS or is fast becoming a lawless country, unless you are a law abiding person that just happend to drive at 33mph in a 30mph zone.

Yep tis that G.O.M yet again
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