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Eight arrested after three serious assaults

Created on 19/10/2017 @ 19:25
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Eight people have been arrested in relation to three assaults in Newtown two weeks ago.

Police confirmed today that the arrests were made following investigations into the assaults, one of which saw a 19-year-old man seriously injured and an off duty firefighter have his leg broken.

They said they hoped the community was feeling the effects of their efforts in combatting the latest crime spree.

Although, as MyNewtown has reported today, there has already been a spate of criminal damage in the town.

"They have all been released on bail with strict conditions and curfews in place preventing them from visiting certain areas," said a Dyfed Powys Police spokesperson.

"Police are also carrying out hi-visibility patrols throughout the town, particularly around the McDonalds area where groups are known to congregate.

"They have carried out multiple stop searches and implemented one dispersal order, which moves people away from a designated area for up to 48 hours. If they return before that time is up they face prosecution.

"There have been no further violent incidents."

Inspector Jonathan Rees-Jones said: “We are taking these matters very seriously and doing all we can to ensure those suspected of being responsible for the assaults are dealt with appropriately.

"We’re also carrying out patrols to address periphery issues of groups congregating that are behaving criminally or anti-socially. Newtown is a close-knit community, which Dyfed-Powys Police officers and PCSOs have strong links with. I hope members of the public have felt the effect of our efforts since the assaults.”

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