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Three serious attacks over the weekend

Created on 09/10/2017 @ 20:23
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Police have revealed three serious assaults took place over the weekend in Newtown involving groups of juveniles, including one in which a man had his leg broken.

In addition to the serious attack on Danny Foulkes in the early hours of Saturday involving up to 10 youths at the Gravel car park, police said two other serious assaults took place, including one in which a man had his leg broken.

A Newtown Police spokesperson said: “The following day, between 1.30am and 2.30 am, a group of juveniles have also attacked two males, resulting in injuries to both.

“Witnesses are also sought for an incident on the Dolfor Road, near Ysgol Dafydd Llwyd on Saturday between 11pm and 11.30pm.

“This incident resulted in a male being assaulted and sustaining a broken leg whilst helping the taxi driver he was with deal with a group of juveniles throwing objects at the taxi.

“As a result of the incidents on Friday and Saturday, officers arrested five male youths and further arrests are planned as a zero tolerance approach is being undertaken to prevent further anti-social behaviour and violent crimes.

Inspector Jonathan Rees-Jones said: “The Newtown neighbourhood policing team have liaised with Newtown High School and are to visit the school to relay the very important message that this behaviour is seriously impacting upon the community and must cease immediately.

“We ask that anyone with any possible information who may have witnessed the incidents or who may have viewed footage after the events to contact Newtown police station on 101 or to call into the station at normal day hours.

“All of the incidents above are currently under full investigation.”

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