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Arrests have been made in relation to last month’s disturbance at Ogmore-by-Sea

Written by on 14th July 2020

South Wales Police say Arrests have been made in relation to last month’s disturbance at Ogmore-by-Sea and enquiries are on-going.

Detectives are still appealing for information on individuals involved.

Groups of people descended on the area throughout the afternoon and evening of June 25 which culminated in large-scale disorder.

Five men aged 19 to 25 from Porth, Ferndale, Tonypandy, Tonyrefail, and Bridgend have been arrested and released under investigation.

A sixth man, 24, also from Tonyrefail has also been released under investigation after voluntarily attending a police station.

Chief Inspector for the Vale of Glamorgan, Anthony Williams, said:

 “We appreciate the Coronavirus lockdown measures have been difficult for our communities, but the kind of behaviour seen recently at Ogmore-by-Sea and other coastal areas is simply unacceptable.

 “I want to remind those considering attending our beauty spots to think about the risks they could be posing to themselves and their loved ones if they are not complying with legislation and guidance.

Antisocial behaviour will not be tolerated at any time – regardless of whether we are in the midst of a pandemic or not – and we will continue to work closely with partners, including the local authority, to ensure those wanting to enjoy our beaches and parks within the confines of the law can do so safely and without fear or intimidation.

“Our communities can expect to see an increased police presence in some areas, and officers will make use of powers available to them, including dispersal orders, confiscation powers and enforcement action.”

“We can’t be everywhere all of the time. However, as restrictions ease, I am appealing to people to take personal responsibility and to be considerate of others.”

“Parents should also ensure they know where their children are and what they are doing.”

“We are continuing to investigate the mass gathering which happened in June and I can confirm that arrests have been made and our investigations continue.”

Anyone who can assist our investigation is asked to please call us on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 quoting occurrence number 2000225710.

Different ways to contact South Wales Police 👇

📲 Report online: bit.ly/SWPReport
📧 Email: publicservicecentre@south-wales.pnn.police.uk
📞 Call: 101 (free)