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Petition launched following weekend assaults

Created on 10/10/2017 @ 15:32
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A petition has bee launched calling for Newtown’s CCTV system to be switched back on and for more police resources in the town following the three serious assaults that took place over the weekend.

The petition - - has been launched by Duncan Foulkes, father of Danny Foulkes who was serious assaulted while walking between McDonalds and the Gravel car park in the early hours of Saturday morning.

It is believed he was attacked by a group of youths who are thought to be responsible for two other assaults over the weekend, including one in which an off duty firefighter had his leg broken while trying to help a local taxi driver who was being targeted by a group of youths.

Another person was also assaulted over the weekend.

Today, Mr Foulkes called on people to sign the electronic petition which will be sent to Dyfed Powys Police and Crime Commissioner Dafydd Llywelyn and Montgomeryshire AM, Russell George.

It states: “Please support our campaign to turn CCTV back on across Newtown to improve public safety and clamp down on criminal behaviour. We are also calling for more police resources in Newtown to put more officers on the beat and give them the tools to fight violent and drug crime."

The petition was started earlier today and has already attracted over 800 signatures.

Mr Foulkes said: "We as a family have decided to take positive action following the unprovoked attack on our son, Danny, in Newtown last weekend. We would appeal to all our family, friends, acquaintances and anyone who cares about the safety of people in our town to support this petition. We cannot sit idly by and watch other families suffer at the hands of mindless thugs and drug dealers. It's time to fight back. Please join the campaign."

Yesterday police confirmed that they were investigating three separate serious assaults and believed a group of around 10 youths were behind them.

Mr Foulkes wants Newtown's CCTV reinstated as it covers key areas of the town.

He also wants more police on the beat and resources for them to undertake their work.

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