A NEWPORT speedway rider suffered a broken wrist after being attacked by three men in Cwmbran.

Tom Brown, 18, of Pontnewydd, who rides for Newport Mavericks in the Conference League and Cornish-based club Trelawny in the Premier League, was attacked outside a kebab shop in Victoria Street, Old Cwmbran, at around 10pm on Saturday.

His father, Terry Brown, said: "He just popped out down to Old Cwmbran to the kebab shop by the village surgery and was stopped there having a talk with someone he knows when three lads came along.

"Tom's been doing a Ford Fiesta up for a couple of months and the boys asked if it was his car. He said yes, and the next thing he knew he was on the floor.

"They started laying into him and kicking him in the head. He put his hands around his head to protect himself and that's how he got the broken wrist.

"He had bruises to the head and ribs and grazes on his face and his ear. His car was attacked, as well. They broke the mirrors off and caused about £400 worth of damage."

He was treated for his injuries, including a broken right wrist, at Nevill Hall Hospital, Abergavenny. He is likely to be off the track for the next six to eight weeks.

Cwmbran police confirmed they were investigating the incident, but said no arrests had been made.