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Eight people arrested after three assaults in Newtown

By Ian Harvey | Newtown | Crime | Published:

Police in Newtown have made eight arrests in relation to three assaults carried out in the town earlier this month.

Danny Foulkes was badly injured

All eight have been released on bail with strict conditions and curfews in place preventing them from visiting certain areas.

In the early hours of October 8, teenager Danny Foulkes was attacked while walking alone through the Gravel car park in Newtown.

He was left with head injuries and spent time in hospital following the incident.

People were also been injured in two other incidents, with one man suffering a broken leg on Sunday between 1.30am and 2.30am.

Also on Saturday evening, between 11pm and 11.30pm, a man suffered a broken leg during an incident on the Dolfor Road near Ysgol Dafydd Llwyd.

He was assaulted while helping a taxi driver he was with deal with with a group of youths throwing objects at the taxis.

Police are now carrying out high-visibility patrols throughout the town, particularly around the McDonald's area where officers say groups of people are known to congregate.

They have carried out multiple stop searches and implemented one dispersal order, which moves people away from a designated area for up to 48 hours. If they return before that time is up they face prosecution.

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There have been no further violent incidents.

Inspector Jonathan Rees-Jones said: “We are taking these matters very seriously and doing all we can to ensure those suspected of being responsible for the assaults are dealt with appropriately.

"We’re also carrying out patrols to address periphery issues of groups congregating that are behaving criminally or anti-socially.

"Newtown is a close-knit community, which Dyfed-Powys Police officers and PCSOs have strong links with. I hope members of the public have felt the effect of our efforts since the assaults.”

Ian Harvey

By Ian Harvey
@IanHarvey_Star

Shropshire Star Internet Editor based at the head office in Ketley, Telford

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