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Four in custody after mass brawl on estate Shropshire Star

Four men have been arrested following a brawl on a housing estate.

Dyfed-Powys Police said the four men remain in custody and will be questioned by officers investigating the incident in Newtown. Inspector Jon Tatton, of Newtown Police, said men aged 20, 28 and 37 from the Newtown area were arrested on suspicion of affray, while another man, aged 22, has been arrested on suspicion of assault. Mr Tatton said: This was a distressing incident on Tuesday afternoon for the neighbours living on the estate but it was dealt with swiftly by officers.

It was an isolated incident and those who have been arrested will now be spoken to. We also expect further arrests to be made and have allocated sufficient resources to conduct this investigation. Officers will be conducting high visibility patrols to reassure the public and I would encourage anyone who has information on this incident that can help with our inquiries to come forward.

Officers can be contacted at Newtown Police Station on 101. Councillor Joy Jones, county councillor for the town and whose ward covers the estate, said: A number of residents contacted me to say they were worried about the incident and there are so many stories going around about what actually happened. I have been reassured by the police and have been out and about meeting residents to pass that on to them that the police acted swiftly to make arrests and high visibility patrols will be carried out by officers in the coming days.

I want to praise the police first of all for the swift manner in which they attended the incident and secondly from the way they are making people feel comfortable to go out and about again as it sounds like it may have been a nasty incident. One woman who lives on the estate but did not wish to be named said: There were a number of police cars on the estate and I could hear a lot of shouting. Apparently there was a big brawl going on and I have even heard that weapons were involved.

It is scary to hear things like this happening in broad daylight on a housing estate where lots of children play out, but the police did seem to deal with it very quickly.

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