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Police thank schools and parents over Welsh teens' fight plans

Dyfed Powys force say coming together helped stop organised fights in Powys

Dyfed Powys Police have thanked schools and parents for stepping in after concerns school pupils in two Welsh towns were planning to organise fights

The issue was raised with police last month, following information that the teenagers were planning to meet in Newtown and Welshpool.

Police released a statement warning the pupils they knew their plans and would deal with any offences. They also increased their usual presence at the annual fair in Newtown.

Inspector for Newtown, Matthew Price, said:

“When we heard that children from local communities were organising fights it was obviously very concerning. The way the schools and parents have come together to tackle the problem has been great and I’d like to thank them for that.

“It’s because of this close working we haven’t experienced any fighting in our towns.

“There’s no justifying this type of behaviour, and we’re keen to stamp it out. We’re continuously monitoring the issue, and urge anyone with concerns or information to get in touch.”

 

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