South Wales Police are appealing for witnesses after a man was reportedly assaulted outside Penyrheol Leisure Centre and Comprehensive school complex.
Police report that the man was taken by ambulance to University Hospital of Wales in Cardiff. It is believed that his injuries are not life threatening.
Enquiries are ongoing into the incident on Pontarddulais Road, which Police say is not connected to Penyrheol Comprehensive or any of its students.
Police are asking anyone who was in the vicinity of Penyrheol Leisure Centre this morning (Tuesday 5 April) between 7.15am and 7.45am that may have information that could assist enquiries are asked to contact them.
There was a large Police presence outside Penyrheol Leisure Centre for much of the morning as an area outside the building was cordoned off.
In an email to parent, Penyrheol Comprehensive School headteacher Damian Benney said: “You may be aware that there was a serious assault on a member of the public at around 7.15am this morning outside the leisure centre.
“As a consequence there is a strong police presence in the front at the leisure centre.
“The assault has nothing to do with any member of our school community and is totally unrelated to any previous events in the community.
“The police have reassured us that our pupils are perfectly safe and that being in school is the best place for them.”
Five arrests after Penyrheol assault
Two men and three teenagers have been arrested after a man was seriously assaulted outside Penyrheol Leisure Centre on Tuesday (5 April)
A 49 year-old man was taken to University Hospital of Wales in Cardiff following the attack.
His injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.
The five, all from the Llanelli area, were arrested on suspicion of wounding with intent.
South Wales Police say a 30 year-old man and a 34 year-old have been bailed for further enquiries.
Three teenagers, ages 17, 18 and 19 remain in Police custody.
Police say that all those involved are known to each other.
A large Police presence remained outside Penyrheol Leisure Centre and Comprehensive School for much of the morning of the attack as an area outside the building was cordoned off.
Headteacher Damian Benney emailed worried parents to reassure that the assault had nothing to do with any member of the school community.
He added that it is totally unrelated to any previous events in the community.
Contractor for new Penyrheol social housing appointed
Social housing provider Pobl Group has appointed Neath-based developer Hale Homes to build 44 new properties in Penyrheol, Gorseinon.
Pobl say the new homes will provide much needed social housing for the local area, as well as a new as well as a new substantial public open green/play space.
The development, at Pencefnarda Farm will comprise of 44 new homes in total, consisting of six one-bed flats, 18 two-bedroom houses, 18 three-bedroom houses and 2 four-bedroom houses.
Pobl say that in keeping with their commitment to placemaking, the site will feature many aspects to enhance the local environment. The new play space focuses on the natural surroundings, incorporating equipment such as an inclusive swing, double slide, wooden play equipment and boulders to create an inviting multi-level experience for all users.
Rain gardens will be created alongside the main road route of the site, with associated tree planting, creating a pleasant green streetscape for residents. Planting at the front of plots will include low maintenance species known to be of benefit for pollinators.
Claire Tristham, Director of Development – West at Pobl Group said: “We’re delighted to be working with Hale Construction on this exciting new development, and supporting the local supply chain.
“This development is an example of Pobl’s commitment to building affordable homes and creating great places where people want to live, and we look forward to welcoming new residents to the completed homes next year.”
David Harrhy, Managing Director at Hale Construction said: “After the delivery of many successful projects together, we’re pleased to be collaborating with POBL Group again, to deliver 44 new homes at Pencefnarda.
“The project provides a fantastic opportunity to deliver in excess of 550 weeks of locally sourced Targeted Recruitment and Training opportunities, enhancing the local economy.”
Lead image: Artist’s impression of Pencefnarda Farm development (Image: Pobl / Geraint John Planning)
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