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Neyland: Multiple people assaulted in ‘racially motivated hate crime’

DYFED-POWYS POLICE have confirmed that they are investigating a racially motivated hate crime, which took place in Neyland on Friday (Oct 6).

Reports of disorder in James Street were made to police at just before 2100HRS.

Many police vehicles were seen at the scene, and the road was closed off to the public for a time.

Three people – two men and a woman – have been arrested and releases under investigation as officers carry out further enquiries.

Numerous people were assaulted in the incident, and are being supported by officers, police said.

A spokesperson for the force said: “A dedicated hate crime support officer has been appointed to support the victim, and the neighbourhood policing team has carried out reassurance patrols in the area.

“Anyone who feels they would benefit from support can contact the neighbourhood policing team.

The spokesperson added: “Witnesses, or anyone with information, are urged to call 101, quoting reference 405 of October 6.”

Cllr Simon Hancock said: “I have no intention of commenting on a live police investigation. I would say that Neyland is an overwhelmingly quiet and peaceful town. There have been ongoing issues in James Street for a considerable time and I think it is very important that the local authority reflects on who it accommodates in this locale in future.”