Police have erected a cordon outside County Hall in the heart of Newport tonight (Wednesday) – just metres away from the town’s police station.
Emergency responders were called to the scene on High Street sometime around 21:30 following what is thought to be a serious assault.
The incident has occurred directly opposite Newport Police Station.
A smashed glass bottle can be seen within the cordon, alongside medical equipment.
It’s understood at least 1 person has been conveyed the short distance to St Mary’s Hospital for treatment, although the extent of their injuries is unclear.
Police have established a crime scene whilst they await the outcome of initial medical assessments.
UPDATE THURSDAY – A man who was found with a head injury has been arrested on suspicion of assault occasioning actual bodily harm and criminal damage, it has been confirmed.
According to Police, they received reports of an altercation on Highfield Road, Pan at 20:04. It’s said that during this altercation a car was damaged.
Then, just half an hour later, a man sustained a head injury on Coppins Bridge. The victim, in his 20s, was taken to hospital but has since been arrested in relation to the incident at Highfield Road.
Police are still investigating the full circumstances but say that no further arrests have been made.