Three teenagers arrested after attack leaves man needing hospital treatment

By Sue Austin | Newtown | Crime | Published:

Three teenagers have been arrested after a man was attacked in Newtown.

Police appeal for witnesses

The assault happened at dusk along a footpath by the town's Shortbridge car park, leaving the victim needing hospital treatment.

Police in Newtown are appealing for witnesses to what they say was a serious assault that occurred on Friday 2019 between 8.30pm and 8.45pm.

Officers say it happened along the footpath which joins the carpark off Shortbridge Street to the top river path - opposite the public toilets.

They say that a 54-year old man who was with two women and a dog, was attacked.

"He received injuries which required hospital treatment," a spokesman for Dyfed Powys said.

"Three males, two aged 17 and one aged 16, were arrested on suspicion of assault. They have been released on police bail pending further enquiries."

Anyone with any information which could help the investigation is asked to contact police on 101 and quote reference DPP/5827/02/08/2019/02/C,

Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 or at

Sue Austin

By Sue Austin
Chief Reporter

Chief reporter of the Oswestry/Mid Wales office. Keen to hear your news.

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