Update Following Report Of Disorder On High Street In Caerleon

Update Following Report Of Disorder On High Street In Caerleon

Monday 26th Oct 2020

At approximately 10pm yesterday evening (Saturday 10th October), Gwent Officers responded to a report of disorder in the area of High Street in Caerleon. 

Shortly after, officers arrived on the scene along with our Dog section, however, the reported incident had dispersed and officers spoke with members of the public who were present in the locality.

Chief Inspector of Operations for Newport and Monmouthshire, Rob Jenkins explains: “We are aware of videos circulating on social media of disorder in Caerleon yesterday evening. Upon arrival, the disorder had dispersed, no injuries were reported and no arrests made. However, we are investigating the matter and will take any necessary enforcement action against those responsible for any violence and disorder.

“I’d like to remind members of public if they would like to report any crime, they can do so by contacting Gwent Police on 101 or via our Facebook and Twitter page. Anyone with any footage of the incident or witnesses are also encouraged to come forward, quoting Gwent Police Reference: 2000370453.

“There is ongoing work with our Neighbourhood Policing Teams and local partners to ensure that we respond appropriately to community concerns and this includes visits to licensed premises, increased patrols and deployment of our Operational Support Vehicle which provides an opportunity for officers to work remotely from the vehicle and engage with the community.

“An increased police presence will remain in the area and we will monitor this situation closely. I’d like to remind the public that Coronavirus is still a real and deadly threat. If  you are going out, this needs to be done in a socially responsible manner, within the law, and with due regard for everyone’s safety.”