A man attending court as a defendant has cut his own throat in the dock.

Lukasz Robert Pawlowski, 33, was appearing for sentencing at the court after previously pleading guilty to sexual assault.  The incident happened after he went to the bathroom; when he returned he “slashed wildly” at his throat – and collapsed.  He was taken to hospital by air ambulance.

A spokesman for Haverfordwest Magistrates Court said: “The ambulance service are still here working on him at the moment. We do not know yet how serious the injuries are or what the situation is regarding other cases listed for the day.” It is unclear what weapon was used or how Mr Pawlowski obtained it.