Crime

Appeal for information after man assaulted outside Neath chip shop

Police are appealing for information after a 24 year-old man was assaulted outside Hikary’s Fishbar in Neath just before 4pm yesterday (19 April).

Chief Inspector James Ratti said: “Our enquiries are ongoing to identify and trace two men responsible for the assault. Officers have been conducting enquiries in the area but we are keen to hear from anyone else who was in or around the Hikary Fishbar, that may have seen or heard anything, that they think may assist our investigation.

“There will be an additional police presence in the area as we understand the concerns that members of the public may have following the incident.”

Any witnesses or anyone with any information is asked to contact South Wales Police online, by emailing PublicServiceCentre@south-wales.police.uk or by calling 101 quoting occurrence number 2100135602.

The attack comes just 3 weeks after South Wales Police launched Operation Lileum, with additional officer patrols in Neath Town Centre in response to concerns about increasing levels of antisocial behaviour.

Acting Inspector Mark Watkins said: “I would like to take the opportunity to thank the public for the increased reporting we asked for, which has enabled us to direct resources to the right areas to intervene at the earliest opportunity and take positive action.“I hope this helps to reassure our communities that we do listen to, and act upon, their concerns.

“We will continue to work with partner agencies to make Neath town centre a safer and more vibrant place to work and visit, taking civil or criminal action against those individuals who are intent on engaging in antisocial behaviour and criminality and blighting the town for others.”

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