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Police continue to investigate disorder at Ogmore-by-sea

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

South Wales Police are continuing to investigate an incident of disorder which happened at Ogmore-by-Sea yesterday evening.

As seen on social media, groups of people descended on the area throughout the afternoon and evening which culminated in large-scale disorder.

An investigation into the incident is underway and officers are appealing to witnesses and anyone with mobile phone or dash-cam footage to come forward.

Detective Chief Inspector Tom Moore said: “The scenes at Ogmore-by-Sea were totally unacceptable and the main focus of our investigation will be to identify those who were responsible.

“We believe that a large number of youths have travelled to the area from various areas of South Wales to become involved in serious, violent disorder.

“I am appealing to anyone who can assist our investigation to contact us so we can identify and take action against those involved.

“The local community can also be assured that we will be working with partner agencies and doing everything we can to ensure there is no repeat of this behaviour.”

The First Minister, Mark Drakeford has said that the Welsh Government "will not be able to continue easing restrictions if scenes like last night continue"

Vale of Glamorgan MP Alun Cairns has called the fights at Ogmore-By-Sea last night 'wholly unacceptable'.

Mr Cairns spoke to locals in the area earlier today and says South Wales Police are actively seeking to make arrests to hold those responsible to account.

LISTEN: Alun Cairns gives his view and an update on the fights at Ogmore-By-Sea)

Anyone with information should call us on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 quoting occurrence number 2000225710.

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