FOOT­BALLER AT­TACKED

Bangor Mail - - NEWS -

APROMISING young foot­baller was left in hos­pi­tal af­ter be­ing at­tacked on New Year’s Eve.

Po­lice and am­bu­lance crews were called to Porth Aml­wch at around 11pm on De­cem­ber 31 fol­low­ing re­ports of an as­sault.

A 20-year-old, named lo­cally as Rui Silva, was taken to Ys­byty Gwynedd, Ban­gor, with what is un­der­stood to be a head in­jury on Mon­day night.

One local res­i­dent, who did not wish to be named, said the Bro Goronwy mid­fielder from Moel­fre, may also have been bit­ten by a dog dur­ing the in­ci­dent.

North Wales Po­lice were un­able to con­firm if a dog was in­volved. although a spokesman for the force said a sus­pect did have a dog with him at the time.

Of­fi­cers closed a road near Craig y Don while in­ves­ti­ga­tions were made. Two men, a 30-year-old and a 28-year-old, were later ar­rested on sus­pi­cion of as­sault. The 30-year-old man, who is local to the area, was re­leased un­der in­ves­ti­ga­tion, while the other was re­leased with no fur­ther ac­tion.

The local res­i­dent added: “At first, peo­ple were led to be­lieve there had been a hit and run be­cause Ma­chine Street had been cor­doned off.

“Later in the evening, I heard that some­one had been as­saulted and that po­lice were search­ing for a cer­tain in­di­vid­ual.

“I have heard that he is in a lot of pain and that he is go­ing to be in hos­pi­tal for at least a cou­ple more days.

“I wouldn’t class him as a close friend of mine, but I know of him and he is a po­lite lad who has manners.”

A spokesman for North Wales Po­lice, said: “We were called to an in­ci­dent at 23:04 on De­cem­ber 31 at Craig y Don, Aml­wch. The road was closed while in­ves­ti­ga­tions were made.

“A 30-year-old local man was ar­rested on sus­pi­cion of as­sault and re­leased un­der in­ves­ti­ga­tion. A 28-year-old was also ar­rested but was later re­leased with no fur­ther ac­tion.”

A spokesman for the Welsh Am­bu­lance Ser­vice, said: “We were called at 11pm to Ma­chine Street, Aml­wch. We re­sponded with one rapid re­sponse ve­hi­cle and one emer­gency am­bu­lance. A pa­tient was taken to Ys­byty Gwnyedd Hos­pi­tal, Ban­gor.”

Rui Silva

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