Here’s a further update from Chief Inspector Matt Scrase on the recent assaults in Newtown over the weekend:
Gan y Prif Arolygydd Matt Scrase:
“Ni fyddwn ni’n ddioddef y gweithredoedd a welwyd dros y penwythnos, a bwriadwn ddefnyddio’r holl bwerau sydd ar gael i ni, gan gynnwys defnyddio hysbysiadau gwasgaru Adran 35 o dan y Ddeddf Ymddygiad Gwrthgymdeithasol, Troseddu a Phlismona er mwyn atal unrhyw weithgarwch treisgar arall ac aflonyddu arno.
Gwnaed arestiadau mewn perthynas â throseddau diweddar ac mae arestiadau eraill wedi’u trefnu ar gyfer y dyfodol agos. Yn y cyfamser, byddwn i’n annog unrhyw un sy’n gweld grwpiau o bobl ifainc yn ymddwyn yn wrthgymdeithasol i ddweud wrthym amdano, a byddwn ni’n gweithredu’n unol â hynny.
“Mae’r Drenewydd yn ymddangos ar gynlluniau’r heddlu ar gyfer ail-fuddsoddi mewn teledu cylch cyfyng, a byddwn ni’n gweithio gyda Chomisiynydd yr Heddlu a Throseddu er mwyn gwneud i hyn ddigwydd.
“Mae pum unigolyn wedi eu rhyddhau dan ymchwiliad ac rydyn ni’n disgwyl y bydd gweithredu pellach i ddod. Ni fyddwn ni’n ildio hyd nes y bydd hyn wedi ei ddatrys.”
CI Scrase said: “We will not tolerate the acts witnessed this weekend and intend to use all powers available to us, including the use of Section 35 dispersal notices under Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act to prevent and disrupt any other violent activity.
“Arrests have been made in relation to recent offences and other arrests are planned in the very near future. In the meantime I would urge anyone who witnesses groups of youths acting in an anti-social manner to report this to us, and we will act accordingly.
“Newtown features on the force plans for a re-investment of CCTV and we will be working with the Police and Crime Commissioner to make this happen.
“Five individuals have been released under investigation and we anticipate further action to come. We will not stop until this is resolved.”
Dyfed-Powys Police is investigating three separate assaults involving juveniles that occurred on Saturday, October 7 and Sunday, October 8, in Newtown.
Police are appealing for any witnesses that were in the area of McDonalds on Friday and Saturday night who may have seen the attacks, including the area of the gravel car park.
Between 2am and 4am on Saturday, a serious assault on a male resulted in severe head injuries. A group of juveniles were involved in this incident, with possibly up to ten present at the time.
The following day, between 1.30am and 2.30am, a group of juveniles have also attacked two males, resulting in injuries to both.
Witnesses are also sought for an incident on Dolfor Road near Ysgol Dafydd Llwyd on Saturday between 11pm and 11.30pm. This incident resulted in a male being assaulted and sustaining a broken leg while helping the taxi driver he was with deal with a group of juveniles throwing objects at the taxi.
As a result of the incidents on Friday and Saturday, officers arrested five male youths and further arrests are planned as a zero tolerance approach is being undertaken to prevent further antisocial behaviour and violent crimes.
Inspector Jonathan Rees-Jones said: “The Newtown neighbourhood policing team have liaised with young people in the area to relay the very important message that this behaviour is seriously impacting upon the community and must cease immediately.
“We ask that anyone with any possible information who may have witnessed the incidents or who may have viewed footage after the events to contact Newtown police station on 101 or to call into the station at normal day hours.
“All of the incidents above are currently under full investigation.”