A construction worker died yesterday after a trench collapsed at a new housing development in Pembrokeshire.

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The 54-year-old victim died at the scene at Letterston, near Fishguard.

It is understood foundations were being dug when the collapse happened at 10:10 on Tuesday morning.

A police spokesperson said the man’s next of kin, and the coroner for Pembrokeshire, have been informed.

Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service sent two fire crews from Haverfordwest and Fishguard.

Specialists from the fire service’s urban search and rescue team from Earlswood near Briton Ferry also went to the site off Station Road, along with paramedics from the Welsh Ambulance Service.

The rescue team were helped by site staff with diggers to recover the body.