Crime causes stand-still in city centre

Source: Chris Sampson

Two men have been arrested after two unrelated incidents in Cardiff City Centre on Wednesday evening led to a number of roads being closed.

The first incident involved a 36 year-old man who was spotted on the roof of the NCP car park. The man, who was from Roath, was arrested arrested on suspicion of criminal damage after a stand off with the police that lasted most of the evening. South Wales Police Spokesperson has confirmed that the man remains in police custody.

Many roads around the city centre were closed and motorists with cars in the NCP car park were unable to get their vehicles out.

A spokesperson for South Wales Police told Wales Online: “He was already wanted for another matter and he has been arrested with regards to the outstanding matter.”

An unrelated incident also took place on Wednesday evening when two police officers were assaulted. The officers were taken to hospital but were not kept in overnight.

The assault took place in Stuttergarter Strasse at around 8pm on Wednesday night. South Wales Police have confirmed that a 35 year-old man from Whitchurch has been arrested on suspicion of assault and confirmed that the arrests were “two separate incidents.”

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