Car attacked by gang with weapons in ‘violent disturbance’ on quiet street

Footage of a violent disturbance has emerged online depicting a gang of people striking the car with a number of weapons.

The vehicle was dealt blows to the front, rear and side and it appeared as though the windows of the car has been smashed in the attack.

A member of the public who witnessed the incident from the car behind could be heard claiming the group were armed with “axes” and “golf clubs”.

A video, posted online, shows several people attacking a car with weapons

However, it is unclear from the video images what specific items members of the group are holding, according to Wales Online.

South Wales Police is now appealing for information following the incident after it emerged that at least one person was seen to be attacked as they make their exit from the vehicle.

The attack took place on Monday morning, November 29 at around 11am.

A police spokesperson said the incident on Brecon Road in Merthyr Tydfil involved up to eight men who were carrying weapons. It is not yet known if anybody was injured.

South Wales Police said a 29-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the incident. Officers are now appealing for assistance in identifying the individuals involved.

Inspector Jonathan Duckham said: “This was a violent incident which is likely to have involved individuals who are known to one another.

“This level of violence is rare – weapons were clearly used which could have caused serious injury.

“Our investigation into the incident is well underway and I hope people come forward to help us identify those involved.

“We have deployed officers in the area to reassure residents.”

If you can help the police with the investigation call 101 quoting reference *417668.

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