Police keep watch on Cardiff’s retail park as cars and young people gather again at the scene of last week’s ‘meetup’
More young people gathered at a Cardiff shopping park in Newport Road for the second Sunday in a row.
Unlike last week’s rally, when WalesOnline was at the scene, it would have been quieter, with around 100 people chatting and a food van on site.
Two police cars were present tonight in the Newport Rd shopping area, where the parking lot of choice appeared to be Topps Tiles.
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Last week around 60 to 70 cars were gathered near PC World in Newport Road Retail Park, Cardiff, running their engines and “drag racing” up and down along Newport Road, according to a passerby.
One woman, who didn’t want to be named, said at the time: “I just walked past. There were well over 100 kids gathered there. It was pretty scary to be honest.”
And another witness added: “Over 100 young people gathered in the parking lot of PC World and Tops Tiles on Newport Road.
“What appears to be an automobile encounter, I saw about 60 cars, many modified, parked all over the parking lot and in front. Young people between the ages of 16 and 25 can be seen gathering around the freeway. main road in Cardiff crossing the busy six-carriageway. “
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It comes after scenes of “hostility” in May as police faced a crowd of hundreds at Culverhouse Cross shopping grounds in Cardiff. You can read about it here.
South Wales Police have confirmed they were present at the scene this evening.