blank
Connect with us

Police and Crime

Seven arrests following Mayhill violent disorder

Published

on

South Wales Police have confirmed that a further three men aged 18, 21, and 23 have been arrested in connection with violent disorder in Mayhill on Thursday, May 20.

It comes after three local men aged 36, 20, 18 and a boy aged 16 were arrested on Friday on suspicion of unlawful violence.

Of the seven who have been arrested, two – aged 21 and 23 – remain in police custody. Five have been released on bail with a number of strict conditions including a night-time curfew.

Detective Superintendent Gareth Morgan, who is leading the investigation for South Wales Police, said: “I would like to thank the public for their support and reassure them that the bail conditions will be monitored and enforcement taken if breached.

“These conditions are in place to allow us to effectively engage with the Crown Prosecution Service and allow them time to consider all the evidence in its entirety so that appropriate charges can be brought against those involved.”

Video of the violent disruption at Waun-Wen Road in Mayhill on Thursday (Video: Social Media)

Police say that there has been no further incidents of violence or disorder since Thursday night and increased patrols continued over the weekend.

Advertisement

Assistant Chief Constable Jenny Gilmer said: “We will be absolutely tireless in our pursuit of those responsible. This was utterly unacceptable behaviour, not what we expect to see here in South Wales, and a very difficult situation for the communities of Mayhill.

“If anyone is planning a repeat… will be met with a very robust policing response.”

Officers thanked residents who have already come forward and provided witness statements and video footage.

However, they are also appealing for more information.

Detective Superintendent Gareth Morgan, added: “There are many residents who were present at the scene during the disturbance and will no doubt know the identity of those who caused damage and threatened violence.

Advertisement

“I urge the public not to protect those who showed such disregard for the community of Mayhill and to give us the names of those who can be seen on social media footage.

“We have a dedicated team of detectives who are carrying out extensive enquiries to identify those involved and we are ready to act upon any information received.

“Detectives and uniform officers will be present and visible in the community over the coming days and weeks with further arrests expected.

“Those that want to hand themselves in can do so at Swansea Central Police Station.”

Anyone with any photographs or video footage is asked to submit them to the Police through their website mipp.police.uk

Advertisement

MORE ON THE MAYHILL RIOTS…

Youths riot in Swansea’s Mayhill after ‘vigil’ turns violent

A major clean-up is underway in the Mayhill and Waun Wen areas of Swansea after large groups of youths gathered last night setting fire to cars and throwing bricks at vehicles and homes. Video footage shows a car set alight and another being smashed up before being rolled down the steep hill into bollards half way down Waun Wen Road in the city.… Keep reading

Council praise for community clean-up volunteers in aftermath of Mayhill riot

Swansea Council staff are continuing to support families following last night’s disorder in the Mayhill and Waun Wen community. A team is again in the community this afternoon (May 21) to board-up damaged windows and doors, helping make properties safe and secure. The council has also now installed temporary concrete blocks on Waun Wen Road to replace bollards that were damaged during the disorder. This… Keep reading


Advertisement
Advertisement
Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement

Trending

Copyright © 2022 Swansea Bay News