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Large crowds and fights at Ogmore-By-Sea

  (Large crowds gathered at Ogmore-By-Sea this evening where a number of fights took place)

Videos posted on social media this evening have shown fights at Ogmore-By-Sea as large crowds gathered at the beach.

The videos show a number of fights take place, with hundreds gathering at the beach as temperatures rose to 29 degrees today.

Two of those involved have been detained by police, and at least one other was injured.

Mass gatherings are not allowed at the moment because of the Coronavirus Pandemic.

Posted by Jason Stadden on Thursday, 25 June 2020
(Credit - Jason Stadden on Facebook)

Posted by Jason Stadden on Thursday, 25 June 2020
(Credit - Jason Stadden on Facebook)

In an updated statement on social media, South Wales Police said, "At around 8pm tonight, we were called to Ogmore by Sea to reports of a large gathering and a disturbance taking place.

"Two men in their 20s were detained by officers, the crowd was dispersed and the council was contacted to close the car park.

"Witnesses have described one person being injured. As yet no victims have been identified nor come forward."

At around 8pm tonight, we were called to Ogmore by Sea to reports of a large gathering and a disturbance taking...

Posted by South Wales Police Bridgend and Vale of Glamorgan on Thursday, 25 June 2020
(Updated statement from South Wales Police)

South Wales Central MS, Andrew RT Davies, also took to social media to say, "Sadly some pretty ugly scenes down at Ogmore by Sea this evening."

It comes as a 'major incident' was declared in England at Bournemouth beach earlier today, as thousands headed to the Dorset coast.

Over the weekend, car parks at local resorts across the Vale like Ogmore-By-Sea were reopened, allowing people to head to the beaches in cars, but only if local to the area.

In Wales, the stay local 'five-mile rule' remains in place until the 6th of July when it will be reviewed and possibly removed, but only if safe to do so, according to the First Minister Mark Drakeford.

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