South Wales Police have now confirmed, as correct , an earlier PDN report about a major clash between two gangs or “groups” of young people outside Penarth Railway Station last Saturday evening (October 3rd 2016).
Eyewitnesses in a local restaurant and a local wine bar had reported scenes of violence in Station Approach Penarth in which one victim allegedly was “stabbed” or “slashed”.
Police now say that “several” people were also injured in a melee in Plymouth Road near the Railway Station . A total of 4 people have been arrested.
South Wales Police say they are now investigating what they describe as “a number of assaults which occurred between 9.00pm and 10.00pm on Saturday 1st October on Plymouth Road near the railway station.”
Police say that “Two groups of youths confronted each other which resulted in a serious incident where four people suffered injuries requiring hospital treatment. “
The official police statement goes on to say that “Several officers attended the scene and four male youths were arrested. A 17-year-old youth from Wenvoe and two from Barry, aged 16 and 17, were arrested on suspicion of possessing an offensive weapon.”. In addition a 15-year-old male from Butetown in Cardiff was also arrested on suspicion of wounding with intent.” All four of those arrested have been released on police bail pending further investigations.
Chief Inspector Justin Evans from South Wales Police said: “This was very distressing for the many people who were in the area at the time. While incidents of this nature are very unusual, behaviour of this type will not be tolerated and we are fully investigating the circumstances surround this incident.”
South Wales Police are hoping that a number of eyewitnesses who were in the vicinity at the time will come forward with information.
Chief Inspector Evans says “We want to hear from anyone who has not already contacted us and who may have witnessed any part of Saturday’s events or who may have any information which could assist us in this investigation.”
Anyone with any information is asked to contact South Wales Police on 101 or anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555111 and quote reference 1600378820.