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Four sentenced to over 11 years for Neath knife assault

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Four people have been sentenced to a total of over 11 years following on from the assault of two men on Windsor Road, Neath back on 11th March this year.

25 year-old Ricky Morgan (pictured above), has been sentenced to 10 years and six months for Grievous Bodily Harm (GBH) and Burglary. Dafydd Morgan, aged 23, has been sentenced to four months for affray. Both are from Wellfield Square, Neath. 

Lauren Carmichael, aged 25, was given a community sentence, and Luke Meredith, aged 33, sentenced to 19 weeks imprisonment, suspended for 12 months. Both are from St Catherine’s Close, Neath and both have been convicted for affray. 

The two men assaulted were taken to hospital with knife injuries to their faces which were not life threatening. At the time firearms officers were deployed to the area as a precaution. 

Detective Inspector Carl Price from South Wales Police said: “This was a frightening incident which happened in broad daylight in front of terrified passer-by’s.

“Carrying a knife has serious consequences. That is why it is so important for anyone who has information on knife crime in their local community to report it to us. It helps us to build a better picture of the hotspot areas we need to target to keep people safe”.

(Lead image: South Wales Police)

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