Two men in court over Pill crash

Francis Drive Pill, scene of a serious incident (8916119)

Emergency Services at the scene of a serious incident in Francis Drive, Pill (8916647)

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TWO men appeared at Newport Magistrates Court today charged with attempting to inflict grievous bodily harm to another man.

Lewis Wilkins, 21, of Sevenoaks Road, Ely, Cardiff, and Joseph Davies, 25, of Drylla, Dinas Powys, Vale of Glamorgan, are charged with attempting to unlawfully and maliciously cause grievous bodily harm to Joshua Seivwright.

Chairwoman of magistrates Janet Anderton sent the case straight to Newport Crown Court where they will enter pleas on August 21.

The defendants, who were arrested along with others, were granted bail until that date.

Both Wilkins and Davies were given a curfew of 7pm to 7am, ordered not to enter Newport except for a pre-arranged appointment with solicitors or to attend court, to not contact directly or indirectly each other or witnesses, to reside at their agreed addresses and to report to Cardiff Bay police station daily.

This follows Monday’s incident in which police were called to Commercial Road, Pill, at about 6.30pm.

Eight people were injured in the incident. Six people were arrested.

The four others arrested were a 27-year-old man arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and violent disorder, a 25-year-old man arrested on suspicion of violent disorder and an attempted section 18 assault, a 28-year-old man arrested on suspicion of violent disorder and a 29-year-old man arrested on suspicion of attempted murder.

They all remain in custody.

Three women, aged 27, 25 and 31, were injured in the incident with the 31-year-old woman having what a Gwent Police spokesman described as “life-changing injuries”, which include a number of broken and fractured bones.

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