Masons refer freemason for investigation
A WELL-KNOWN former Llanelli freemason and charity champion is being investigated by Dyfed-Powys Police.
The force is looking into a referral made by West Wales Masons concerning Rheinallt Jenkins — who worked as an almoner at the Trevor Kelway and St Elli lodges before resigning in January.
Mr Jenkins, of Gilbert Crescent, who was responsible for distributing aid to poor, needy, widows and orphans, was also chairman of the Brin Isaac Committee, but after an emergency meeting he no longer performs the role.
Secretary of the Masonic province of West Wales Masons, David Elsley, said: "As I understand the matter is being investigated by the police and as such we cannot make much of a comment at this time.
"He is no longer a member of our society — he has been accused of wrongdoing and the police are investigating.
"He resigned from his position in January and it is now no longer a matter for us as freemasons."
Mr Jenkins was involved in organising the Brin Isaac awards, which reward local talent for excelling in sport.
The news has come as a shock to the town.
Town mayor Winston Lemon said: "I find it very hard to believe these allegations.
"I have known Rheinallt for a long time and feel sorry for the family at the moment.
"It must be a tough time for them and I fully sympathise with them."
A Dyfed-Powys Police spokeswoman said: "We can confirm that we are investigating a referral made by West Wales Masons."
Mr Jenkins declined to comment when approached by our sister paper, the Llanelli Star.