Violence in Pontypridd – Appeal for Information
Written by Gavin on 2nd August 2016
Do you recognise any of the men above?
British Transport Police would like to speak to them regarding a large scale fight which broke out in Pontypridd during the Euro football championship.
On 6 July, hundreds of football fans travelled to the town centre Fan Zone to watch the Wales vs Portugal match that evening.
After the event, a large number of fans arrived at Pontypridd railway station and a number of them started fighting.
As a result of this, there was widespread disorder, a number of train services were disrupted and staff members were threatened.
Investigating officer Det Con Dilwyn Lewis said:
“The Euros were a fantastic time to be a Welsh football fan and thousands of people across the country enjoyed watching the games.
“Sadly on this occasion, a number of people after the game felt the need to start becoming violent – there were a number of random fights breaking out in the station, which caused disruption to other passengers, including families and children.
“Not only that, but staff members were threatened when they tried to intervene and this will not be tolerated.
“We would like to speak to the men in these images as we think they have valuable information about what happened. If you recognise any of them, please get in touch.”
Anyone with information is asked to contact Det Con Lewis at British Transport Police on 0800 40 50 40 or text 61016 – quoting 293 of 1 August.