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Gang of 15 teens repeatedly kick friends in the head and body in "nasty" Swansea street assault

By South Wales Evening Post  |  Posted: January 05, 2013

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POLICE are appealing for help in finding a gang of up to 15 teenagers who attacked two friends as they were walking home after a night out.

The victims — one aged 39 and one 40 — were set upon in Uplands, Swansea, and repeatedly kicked to the head and body as they lay on the ground.

The men were later treated at Morriston Hospital for injuries including a fractured eye socket, cheek bone and nose and cuts and bruises. The attack happened around 4.20am on New Year's Day, though police have only just released the details.

South Wales Police Detective Sergeant Steve Daniels urged anyone with information about what happened to come forward.

He said: "This is a very nasty assault which has resulted in both these men sustaining quite serious injuries.

"The incident has happened during the early hours of New Year's Day, when many people could well have been still making their way home.

"I am appealing to anyone who was in the vicinity and saw the attack or has any relevant information to come forward."

The friends had been celebrating New Year's Eve in Swansea city centre and were walking home when police say they were "confronted" by a group of youngsters on Bullin's Lane, near St James's Church.

The men were forced to the ground and assaulted.

Police say neither of the victims was able to provide descriptions of their attackers, but they are appealing to anyone who can identify the culprits to come forward.

Can you help? Call Swansea Central CID on 01792 450618 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111

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  • Jiffy  |  January 06 2013, 7:54PM

    brochadav - grow up and stop acting like you're still at skool. There's no need to attack everyone who you're too thick to understand.

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  • brochadav  |  January 06 2013, 3:42PM

    immigrant, you do seem to hate Swansea, go live somewhere else if it's so much nicer. But then is London better, Manchester, Liverpool, Hull, Birmingham, Bradford, Burnley? Do we have many race riots down here, many ghettoes where decent people cannot walk safely, much gun crime. There are a lot of places much much bleaker than Swansea. Try living in Toxteth, many parts of London and Manchester. Gang warfare, kids getting shot, we don't see much of that in Swansea and there is hardly anywhere more beautiful than the Gower, Swansea bay on a sunny day aint bad either. Or are you a resident of another place who just likes coming on here to attack Swansea. You could always move to Cardiff and try living in some parts of Ely, Splott etc.

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  • brochadav  |  January 06 2013, 3:34PM

    Jiffy, unlike you, my posts are not pointlessly negative. You chose to attack something good about Swansea. This kind of thing is more commonplace than 20 years ago, and definitely not good. The irony is, your little jibe at me is yet another negative post from you.

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  • Jiffy  |  January 06 2013, 9:52AM

    brochadav - why the negative post?

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  • Philosoraptor  |  January 05 2013, 6:45PM

    Oh come on now Immigrant, you must have got your numbers from somewhere other than your head. Please share your source for that grim piece of information you gave us about Swansea. It would be better than down marking my link out of spite.

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  • Philosoraptor  |  January 05 2013, 4:36PM

    immigrant, proof of that? This link seems to say you are lying. http://tinyurl.com/bxnznv9

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  • skewenboy  |  January 05 2013, 4:31PM

    "Society is in a mess but our so called great and good are ultimately only concerned with looking after themselves and their rich friends." "Swansea is a particularly bleak area of the UK." You got that right. The appearance of police on the streets might help a bit. As if!!!

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  • immigrant1  |  January 05 2013, 3:30PM

    Just another day in Swansea. brochadav - not all areas of the UK are like this. Swansea is a particularly bleak area of the UK.

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  • hobbles  |  January 05 2013, 11:50AM

    We are ALL in this together ? Pass the Moet Nick!

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  • siarad2  |  January 05 2013, 11:05AM

    When I was young the mantra was always 'never kick a person when down' Now it seems 'knock them down & kick 'em'

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