Police injured as youths rampage
Parents told to take responsibility as behaviour condemned:
THREE police officers were injured following a disturbance involving more than 30 youths in Mountain Ash.
Residents also reported that threats were made and a front door was kicked in.
Police have said delinquent behaviour “won’t be tolerated” and called on parents to “take some responsibility”.
They received what has been described as “minor injuries” after being called to deal with a problem centred around Darran Road on Saturday night.
A spokesman for South Wales Police said that three youths, aged 14, 15 and 17, have been arrested.
Police Inspector Rob Blunt said: “The disturbance was significant and involved more than 30 youths. This type of delinquent behaviour won’t be tolerated and we are treating this incident very seriously indeed.
“All those involved can expect a knock on their door and a visit to the police station shortly.
“Parents can take some responsibility as well.
“Anybody who cannot be sure of the movements and activities of their children during the evenings and on weekends should be asking questions.
“Those with information should call us to ensure those behind last night’s trouble are dealt with appropriately.”
CCTV footage from the area is also being reviewed.
The leader of Rhondda Cynon Taf council Andrew Morgan said he was “disgusted” by what had happened.
He wrote on Twitter: “Disgusted to hear that several officers have been assaulted in a disturbance in Mountain Ash town centre involving a large number of youths.”
Anybody with information can call 101 quoting reference *409728.