Further arrests following Ely disorder

South Wales Police investigating serious disorder which happened in the Ely area of Cardiff on Monday, May 22nd have made further arrests.


The disorder followed a fatal road traffic collision in Snowden Road, Ely, which tragically claimed the lives of best friends Kyrees Sullivan and Harvey Evans.


Our thoughts are with their families and friends, and everyone affected by this terrible incident. The families continue to be supported by family liaison officers.


In relation to the disorder, 20 people have now been arrested.


17 males and 3 females, aged between 14 and 36 arrested on suspicion of riot have been released on police bail while the investigation continues.


Detective Chief Superintendent Ceri Hughes said: “During the disorder several vehicles were set alight, property was damaged, police officers were injured, and residents were scared in their homes.


“As part of the investigation so far, over 290 pieces of body worn footage from police officers has been gathered, as well as several hours of videos posted on social media, drone, helicopter, and CCTV footage.


“We are extremely grateful for the support from the community so far and to members of the public who have provided 50 responses using the Major Incident Public Portal (MIPP). More arrests are expected as we continue to identify those involved and we are still appealing for witnesses, information, and footage.”


South Wales Police has made a mandatory referral to the Independent Office for Police Conduct to ensure the matter receives independent scrutiny.


We will provide them with all the information we have, and they will undertake an independent investigation into the circumstances leading up to the tragic collision.


Information and digital footage can be submitted online via a public portal https://mipp.police.uk/operation/62SWP23B72-PO1


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