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Man arrested for attempted murder after Fforestfach ‘deliberate’ collision

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(Image: Jason Lennox)

A 29 year-old man from Swansea has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and dangerous driving following an incident on Ffordd Cynore, Fforestfach on Sunday 20 March 20 around 3pm.

A stolen Ford Transit van being driven by the suspect was spotted by police officers around 3pm yesterday (March 22) on Mynydd Newydd Road in Blaen-y-Maes.

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Police make an arrest (Image: Nathan MacDonald)

The vehicle was stopped following a short police pursuit in the Blaenymaes area and the male was arrested at Blaenymaes Drive.

Large numbers of Police were seen in the area at the time of the arrest.

A 26 year-old man remains in hospital with life-changing injuries following Sunday’s collision on Ffordd Cynore in Fforestfach.

At the time, officers investigating said they believed the collision between a Ford Ecosport car and electric bike was a “deliberate act”.

The arrested man remains in custody.

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Large numbers of Police were seen in Blaen-y-Maes (Image: Jason Lennox)

Detective Inspector Jason Kingdom said: “This was a shocking incident that has left one man with life-changing injuries.

“We appreciate there has been concern amongst our communities as a result of the incident in the Fforestfach area on Sunday.

“Following a police pursuit, in which the suspect has shown a clear disregard for the safety of others, officers have managed to bring this vehicle to a stop and detain the man responsible.”

Officers continue to appeal to anyone who witnessed what happened or has dash-cam footage of the incident on Sunday March 20.

The incident involved a grey Ford Ecosport and an electric bike.

(Lead image: Jason Lennox)

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