User menu

Aberdare incident Saturday

South Wales Police report at around 7.20pm on Saturday 24th July, we attended an incident in which two people were on the roofs of various retail premises in Victoria Square, Aberdare.Whilst dealing with this incident, there was a significant police presence and that area of town was closed off for several hours.We understand the disruption that this must have caused for local businesses and people, and we would like to reassure the local community that a 15-year-old boy and an 16-year-old boy were both arrested on suspicion of criminal damage, and assaulting an emergency worker.Neighbourhood policing teams are patrolling the town centre and engaging with the shops that were impacted.