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Parkes avoided arrest by stealing cars and moving around the local area that apparently he knew well and hid out on foot in the Plynlumon mountain range in the Cambrian Mountains during the coldest time of the year.
Armed police officers from the Carmarthenshire and Cardiganshire Constabulary and Mid Wales Constabulary searched the large area of mountain terrain and he was eventually located hiding, by a soldier to whom he surrendered.
To view a timeline of forces that today constitute the Dyfed-Powys Police click HEREFrom left to right: Mr John Owen-Evans (ACC), Mr RB Thomas (CC), Mr John Lloyd from Trewern, near Welshpool (Police Authority Chairman), Mr Fred Hughes, Mr David Shattock (DCC who succeeded Mr Thomas) and Mr JRR Carson (Clerk to DPP Police Authority).
What’s even more amazing is that Anthony completed the demanding expedition after suffering life threatening injuries in 2013.
The officer wearing the cape would have been a member of the Montgomeryshire Constabulary or possibly a member of the War Reserve Police. an occupation considered important enough that those serving were exempt from military service.
Some of the many officers who had worked the section returned for the official opening which was attended by the Mayor of Aberaeron, members of the Dyfed-Powys Police Authority, Mr Barry Taylor (ACC) and the Leader of Ceredigion County Council.
Eighty photographs were posted on the website during 2017.Also pictured at the rear are Branch Board members: Trevor Millichip, Bill Rowbottom, Howell Williams and Brian Randle,(Mr Thomas was first appointed Chief Constable of the former Mid Wales Constabulary in 1963 and at that time was the youngest Chief Constable in the UK.