Eight police vehicles were called to the scene - but South Wales Police say they have no record of the incident

PDN contacts said eight police vehicles were called to the scene at Penarth Station on Saturday night  but at first today South Wales Police had said they had “no record” of the incident

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”.

On the night in question diners in Mo's Restaurant and in the Paramount Tandoori saw the gang clash - as did some customers in the Ty Gwin Wine Bar

On the night in question diners in Mo’s Restaurant and in the Paramount Tandoori saw the gang clash – as did some customers in the Ty Gwin Wine Bar – but there now appears to have been more trouble in Penarth’s Plymouth Road – on the other side of the station

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 asa 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.

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  1. Christopher David says:

    So- the “shutter” was open after all. Good on the police.

  2. Peter Church says:

    There is a CCTV camera in the last picture, but I forgot none in Penarth actually work, while they all appear functional in Barry, catching such misdemeanours as Post-it-Note hate crimes.

    Maybe this is a wake up call for our semi retired Police Commissioner and the Vale Council.
    Extra Business rates through increased economic activity, restaurants and bars etc. comes Council responsibility to put in extra infrastructure, or at least fix what we already have.

    • Mark Foster says:

      I have already explained to you why they won’t fix the CCTVs and why they won’t release descriptions of the gang members. If it weren’t for PDN you wouldn’t even know this event occurred.

  3. David Moorcraft says:

    Where are the various “Penarth” Councillors supposedly representing our town when it transpires that NONE of the CCTV cameras covering Penarth centre have been working for some considerable time ?
    Is anything being even considered to rectify matters ?
    Does anyone speak up for Penarth at Vale meetings ? Or is that since the Sunday Times has decided that Penarth is near perfect we don’t need any further consideration.

    • Peter Church says:

      One Penarth Councillors always speaks up for the town….but the town is always Barry.
      Maybe they should resign their seat and get elected in Barry.
      A total shame.
      We need some new Councillors who will fight for Penarth and try and keep some of the money generated in Penarth for Penarth!

  4. Leisha says:

    I hardly call 4, 13 year old boys being beat up with metal bars, bricks and belts a gang, the cowards that did this was about 3oish kids from Grangetown,
    And we the parents are still waiting on the police to come take statements.

    • newsnet says:

      Leisha : If you’d like to add some details of what actually did happen we’d be happy to publish it .

      • Paige says:

        4 young 13 yr old boys beaten with weapons etc an injured by 30-40 grangetown boys an you call that a gang 👏 shouldn’t be writing such rubbish until u know true facts.. Only people got arrested was imoccent people trying to help the injured family members.!!

  5. Christopher David says:

    Good on you newsnet.

  6. Peter Church says:

    I see the Penarth Times have a picture of Plymouth Road outside the Italian in relation to this story, they probably read it on PDN and got confused where the Penarth station was, at least I suppose it was near the right station!

    Yes, thank you PDN for bring these stories to everyone attention.
    Certain Twitter accounts airbrush out anything bad.

    • Peter Church says:

      Ignore the Plymouth road bit, to be fair the arrests took place there! So picture is sort of correct.

  7. Paige says:

    What rubbish this is.. U call 4, 13 yr old boys being beaten by a gang of 30-40 grange town boys ” gang wars ” using weapons on innocent young boys.! Get your facts right before u share such rubbish.! Familys that were involved have to read this & inoccwmt people was arrested who was protecting the family from such thugs.!

  8. Christopher David says:

    Interpreter! What does all this mean please?

  9. Paul says:

    The report (if correct) says they weren’t even from Penarth, they should stick to their own yard!

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