12 Jul 2017

Dyfed-Powys Police officers remain in Gwilliam Court, Monkton today, following the disturbance that took place last night into the early hours of this morning.

The disturbance was as a result of concerns posted on social media locally in respect of individuals at the property.

The public were advised to be mindful that any action taken or comments made on social media could result in police action. Nevertheless, a large crowd, in excess of 100 people, gathered in the area causing a significant disturbancewith minor damage being caused. 

South Wales Police provided support in order to assist us in dealing with the incident and ensure the safety of all members of the public and officers at the scene. It was necessary to have specialist resources at the scene, to ensure the incident was brought to a safe conclusion as soon as possible. Thankfully no one was injured with the two occupants from within the property safely removed.

The members of the public that had gathered were issued with a Dispersal Order, which assisted in the movement of people from the area and the incident concluded at around 3.40am. No arrests made.

Dyfed-Powys Police is now liaising with Pembrokeshire County Council housing officers, and the concerns voiced by the community during the incident will be raised with them. Extra reassurance patrols will be conducted in the area, and anyone with further concerns are advised to speak to officers at the scene, or call 101.