Man airlifted to hospital after alleged assault in town pub

A man was flown to hospital with "traumatic injuries" after he was allegedly assaulted in a pub in Welshpool.

Welsh Police. Photo: Ben Birchall/PA Wire
Welsh Police. Photo: Ben Birchall/PA Wire

Emergency services were called to Raven Square on Sunday afternoon following reports of a man suffering serious injuries.

He was flown by air ambulance to Royal Stoke University Hospital where police said he was treated and later released.

The drama began just before 4.30pm.

Dyfed-Powys Police said: "Officers are investigating an allegation of assault which occurred on Sunday afternoon at the Raven Inn, Raven Square, Welshpool.

A 27-year-old man has been arrested and currently remains in police custody.

The Welsh Ambulance service said paramedics were called to Raven Square in the town just before 4.30pm.

A spokesman said: "We had reports of a person with traumatic injuries. We sent one Rapid Response vehicle, one Emergency Ambulance, the Emergency Medical Retrieval and Transfer Service and the Wales Air Ambulance to the scene.

"One patient was flown to the Royal Stoke University Hospital for further treatment."

Witnesses are being urged to contact the police.

"Anyone who witnessed the incident or anyone with information that could help officers with their investigation is asked to report it to Dyfed-Powys Police, either online at: https://bit.ly/DPPContactOnline, by emailing 101@dyfed-powys.police.uk, or by calling 101. If you are deaf, hard of hearing, or speech impaired text the non-emergency number on 07811 311 908. Quote reference: DP-20220522-258.

"Alternatively, contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously by calling 0800 555111, or visiting crimestoppers-uk.org.”

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