UPDATE: Pair arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and woman seriously injured in crash in Pill, Newport

APPEAL: Police are appealing for information following the incident in Francis Drive

APPEAL: Police are appealing for information following the incident in Francis Drive

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UPDATE: 3.12pm

TWO people have been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a car collided with pedestrians in Pill last night.

A woman has been left with injuries described as "life changing" following the incident.

Police were called to Commercial Road, Pill at about 6.30pm after reports that a car had collided with a number of pedestrians in the street.

Three people were injured as a result of the collision and five were injured after a fight.

Six people were arrested - five last night and one this morning:

A 27 year old man arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and violent disorder
A 21 year old arrested on suspicion of violent disorder
A 25 year old man arrested on suspicion of violent Disorder
A 25 year old man arrested on suspicion of violent disorder and attempted section 18 assault
A 28 year old man arrested on suspicion of violent disorder
A 29 year old man arrested on suspicion of attempted murder

All of those arrested except the 29-year-old man, sustained injuries.

Additionally a 31-year-old woman, a 27-year-old woman and a 25-year-old woman sustained injuries.

Only the injuries sustained by the 31-year-old woman are described as life-changing. All of those injured received treatment at the Royal Gwent Hospital apart from one who was taken to the University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff.

Officers have been in the area since the incident and are available to speak to anyone who may have any concerns.

If anyone has information about the incident they are asked to call Gwent Police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 quoting log 475 3/8/14.

UPDATE: 11.11am
Monday 4th August 2014

A spokesman for the Welsh Ambulance Service confirmed four people were taken the Royal Gwent Hospital after last night's incident in Dolphin Court near Commercial Street.

"We responded with two rapid response vehicles, two emergency ambulances and three hazardous area response team vehicles. Four casualties were taken to the Royal Gwent Hospital with what are believed to be non-life threatening injuries.”

UPDATE: 8.22pm
Sunday 3rd August 2014

UP to four people were taken to hospital after a "serious incident" in Newport this evening.

Police set up a cordon in Francis Drive, Pill, after 6.30pm.

Gwent Police Insp Carl Williams said the incident was treated as "serious" but stressed the casualties did not sustain life threatening injuries.

Police added that no arrests had been made and are urging witnesses to call 101, quoting the log reference number 475/03/08/2014.

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5:31pm Mon 4 Aug 14

displayed says...

Its a turf war on drugs!
The police are not geared up or prepared for the this.
They need to get tooled up and quick before it escalates!
Its a turf war on drugs! The police are not geared up or prepared for the this. They need to get tooled up and quick before it escalates! displayed
  • Score: 32

5:39pm Mon 4 Aug 14

Magor says...

Shootings and car chases a few months ago.If Gwent Police cant manage get help from another force.Its out of control.
Shootings and car chases a few months ago.If Gwent Police cant manage get help from another force.Its out of control. Magor
  • Score: 42

5:48pm Mon 4 Aug 14

Newport2014 says...

Too many nutters in Newport these days.
Too many nutters in Newport these days. Newport2014
  • Score: 60

6:05pm Mon 4 Aug 14

golfer says...

Warning ..stay out of Newport ..stay out of Newport
Warning ..stay out of Newport ..stay out of Newport golfer
  • Score: 37

6:28pm Mon 4 Aug 14

Stevenboy says...

And this is WITH our best boys in blue keeping the peace. What will happen when they are all diverted to deal with the leftie fruit-loops and knuckle-dragging crusties chucking rocks through windows in September? It'll be a blo*dy free for all.
And this is WITH our best boys in blue keeping the peace. What will happen when they are all diverted to deal with the leftie fruit-loops and knuckle-dragging crusties chucking rocks through windows in September? It'll be a blo*dy free for all. Stevenboy
  • Score: 31

7:23pm Mon 4 Aug 14

Jonnytrouble says...

' Spot the copper '
We use to have a Police force many many moons ago !
But these days with cut backs. I wonder if the young coppers are there just for the money and ' I got a good paid job ' ?
There hands tied with CPS ' crap ' and long paper work doesn't help too !
' Spot the copper ' We use to have a Police force many many moons ago ! But these days with cut backs. I wonder if the young coppers are there just for the money and ' I got a good paid job ' ? There hands tied with CPS ' crap ' and long paper work doesn't help too ! Jonnytrouble
  • Score: 25

9:03pm Mon 4 Aug 14

Lemon123 says...

This had nothing at all to do with drugs, never mind turf wars this is Newport not London...small minded ness never ceases to amaze me.
This had nothing at all to do with drugs, never mind turf wars this is Newport not London...small minded ness never ceases to amaze me. Lemon123
  • Score: 13

9:32pm Mon 4 Aug 14

Captain Tripps says...

Stevenboy wrote:
And this is WITH our best boys in blue keeping the peace. What will happen when they are all diverted to deal with the leftie fruit-loops and knuckle-dragging crusties chucking rocks through windows in September? It'll be a blo*dy free for all.
That's why I'm leaving for that week .
[quote][p][bold]Stevenboy[/bold] wrote: And this is WITH our best boys in blue keeping the peace. What will happen when they are all diverted to deal with the leftie fruit-loops and knuckle-dragging crusties chucking rocks through windows in September? It'll be a blo*dy free for all.[/p][/quote]That's why I'm leaving for that week . Captain Tripps
  • Score: 4

10:04pm Mon 4 Aug 14

real comment says...

THE POLICE ARE NOT CONTROLLING THE TRAFFIC HERE EVERYONE PARK WHERE THEY LIKE. STOP CARS IN THE MIDDLE OF THE ROAD TO TALK HOLDING UP THE TRAFFIC. KNOWING WHAT THIS AREA IS LIKE THERE SHOULD BE MORE POLICE PRESENCE IN THIS AREA. THIS IS JUST NOT HAPPENING. WHY ?????
THE POLICE ARE NOT CONTROLLING THE TRAFFIC HERE EVERYONE PARK WHERE THEY LIKE. STOP CARS IN THE MIDDLE OF THE ROAD TO TALK HOLDING UP THE TRAFFIC. KNOWING WHAT THIS AREA IS LIKE THERE SHOULD BE MORE POLICE PRESENCE IN THIS AREA. THIS IS JUST NOT HAPPENING. WHY ????? real comment
  • Score: 28

10:46am Tue 5 Aug 14

Gareth says...

But what about the council or pesky travellers?

When it comes to SWA stories - good, bad, cuddly, indifferent, whatever - some people always find a way to turn it into a finger-pointing blame-game session aimed squarely at the quartet of culprits for all life's ills: the police; immigrants; the council; and travellers.

So why are the police and immigrants stealing all the glory in these comments?

I mean look at the story: it's about person X driving a car into a group of people. Well, travellers and the council use vehicles, so they're bound to be involved somehow, right?

Sigh...

Does no one want to take responsibility for their own actions in life anymore? Is it always someone else's fault?

I just get the impression that some people here have made a rubbish life for themselves, and have, for so long, blamed someone else - their teachers, the state, the police, the system - for it.

(After all, it can't have been bad life decisions they made themselves, right?)

So when they see a story - any story - on the SWA website, the first reaction is to use it as an opportunity to point a finger those people/groups who they blame for ruining their own lives.
But what about the council or pesky travellers? When it comes to SWA stories - good, bad, cuddly, indifferent, whatever - some people always find a way to turn it into a finger-pointing blame-game session aimed squarely at the quartet of culprits for all life's ills: the police; immigrants; the council; and travellers. So why are the police and immigrants stealing all the glory in these comments? I mean look at the story: it's about person X driving a car into a group of people. Well, travellers and the council use vehicles, so they're bound to be involved somehow, right? Sigh... Does no one want to take responsibility for their own actions in life anymore? Is it always someone else's fault? I just get the impression that some people here have made a rubbish life for themselves, and have, for so long, blamed someone else - their teachers, the state, the police, the system - for it. (After all, it can't have been bad life decisions they made themselves, right?) So when they see a story - any story - on the SWA website, the first reaction is to use it as an opportunity to point a finger those people/groups who they blame for ruining their own lives. Gareth
  • Score: 19

12:36pm Tue 5 Aug 14

KarloMarko says...

......"Freud coined the phrase "Narcissism of small differences" in a paper in 1917.... he said that we reserve our most virulent emotions – aggression, hatred, envy – towards those who resemble us the most." e.g... in stopped clock Newport.
......"Freud coined the phrase "Narcissism of small differences" in a paper in 1917.... he said that we reserve our most virulent emotions – aggression, hatred, envy – towards those who resemble us the most." e.g... in stopped clock Newport. KarloMarko
  • Score: 9

9:52pm Tue 5 Aug 14

Wildethoughts says...

Yup, has to be the fault of the police!
Yup, has to be the fault of the police! Wildethoughts
  • Score: 2

4:16pm Wed 6 Aug 14

Wildethoughts says...

Gareth wrote:
But what about the council or pesky travellers?

When it comes to SWA stories - good, bad, cuddly, indifferent, whatever - some people always find a way to turn it into a finger-pointing blame-game session aimed squarely at the quartet of culprits for all life's ills: the police; immigrants; the council; and travellers.

So why are the police and immigrants stealing all the glory in these comments?

I mean look at the story: it's about person X driving a car into a group of people. Well, travellers and the council use vehicles, so they're bound to be involved somehow, right?

Sigh...

Does no one want to take responsibility for their own actions in life anymore? Is it always someone else's fault?

I just get the impression that some people here have made a rubbish life for themselves, and have, for so long, blamed someone else - their teachers, the state, the police, the system - for it.

(After all, it can't have been bad life decisions they made themselves, right?)

So when they see a story - any story - on the SWA website, the first reaction is to use it as an opportunity to point a finger those people/groups who they blame for ruining their own lives.
Spot on!
[quote][p][bold]Gareth[/bold] wrote: But what about the council or pesky travellers? When it comes to SWA stories - good, bad, cuddly, indifferent, whatever - some people always find a way to turn it into a finger-pointing blame-game session aimed squarely at the quartet of culprits for all life's ills: the police; immigrants; the council; and travellers. So why are the police and immigrants stealing all the glory in these comments? I mean look at the story: it's about person X driving a car into a group of people. Well, travellers and the council use vehicles, so they're bound to be involved somehow, right? Sigh... Does no one want to take responsibility for their own actions in life anymore? Is it always someone else's fault? I just get the impression that some people here have made a rubbish life for themselves, and have, for so long, blamed someone else - their teachers, the state, the police, the system - for it. (After all, it can't have been bad life decisions they made themselves, right?) So when they see a story - any story - on the SWA website, the first reaction is to use it as an opportunity to point a finger those people/groups who they blame for ruining their own lives.[/p][/quote]Spot on! Wildethoughts
  • Score: -2

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