Police called to Maesglas shop

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POLICE were called to a corner shop in Maesglas on Monday after a scuffle broke out at around 2.30pm.

Waheed Rehman, who works at AJS Stores on Cardiff Road, said the trouble had started when a customer who was banned had tried to come inside and been asked to leave the shop.

“It’s an ongoing thing,” he said. “He was banned for a long time but they always try to come inside. Today he tried three times. We told him, you can’t come inside because you’re already banned. During the talk he became aggressive. The guy who was working was bleeding from the nose. Other customers supported him. Police were called. CCTV recorded everything.”

The footage showed someone being pushed near the counter of the shop, next to the magazine rack.

Mr Rehman said shoplifting was a worry for the proprietors, with people often standing outside and trying to come in to get to get items such as scratchcards.

The victim was taken to the city’s Royal Gwent Hospital with a facial injury, police said. A Gwent Police spokeswoman added they were still looking for the offender and asked anyone with information to phone 101 quoting log number 239 26/05/14.

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8:14pm Thu 29 May 14

bravoscar says...

All over the last bottle of illegal vodka
All over the last bottle of illegal vodka bravoscar
  • Score: -4

10:17am Fri 30 May 14

displayed says...

Hes local, there's a gang of em, always anging around outside the shops!
They intimidate customers an sometimes prevent people from going in.
They think they are in a "protection racket"!
There not, an it aint "Moscow".
Maesglas mean "blue field".
The only thing "blue" is the language that's used by these social yobbos, with no aim in life, no direction, no hope, just violence, fear, intimidation an crime!
The parents don't care and allow their offspring to roam free an wild.
Been going on for far too long, the lill uns see the the older ones getting away wiv it, so they copy em and when they grow up, there ready to continue the work!
Slap em all with asbos, an start patrolling Maesglas!

Sort it owt Gwent Police!
Hes local, there's a gang of em, always anging around outside the shops! They intimidate customers an sometimes prevent people from going in. They think they are in a "protection racket"! There not, an it aint "Moscow". Maesglas mean "blue field". The only thing "blue" is the language that's used by these social yobbos, with no aim in life, no direction, no hope, just violence, fear, intimidation an crime! The parents don't care and allow their offspring to roam free an wild. Been going on for far too long, the lill uns see the the older ones getting away wiv it, so they copy em and when they grow up, there ready to continue the work! Slap em all with asbos, an start patrolling Maesglas! Sort it owt Gwent Police! displayed
  • Score: 16

10:20am Fri 30 May 14

displayed says...

"During the talk he became aggressive. The guy who was working was bleeding from the nose."
How did that appen?
Argus as usual being very vague in their report, lets have the facts, all the facts!
"During the talk he became aggressive. The guy who was working was bleeding from the nose." How did that appen? Argus as usual being very vague in their report, lets have the facts, all the facts! displayed
  • Score: 7

2:14pm Sat 31 May 14

county mad says...

Um the facts err feral low life would be gangster tries to intimidate shopkeeper a scuffle as reported results in a mwmber of staff getting a facial injury
Um the facts err feral low life would be gangster tries to intimidate shopkeeper a scuffle as reported results in a mwmber of staff getting a facial injury county mad
  • Score: -2

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