World News – UK – Live updates as huge police presence outside Cardiff city center

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Queen Street is currently being masked after a large police presence was reported on Saturday night.

A Twitter user shared a video from the scene describing the street as « full of police cars and ambulances ». .

Eyewitness Sophie Zermatten, 27, said: “I heard a lot of police sirens, so I looked for the sound. There was a large area cordoned off next to the Capitol Shopping Center and another area nearby.

“There were a lot of police cars and policemen. It looked like the incident was over by the time I got there, but it was clear that because of the sheer number of cops involved, something big or serious had happened. ”

Ms. Zermatten, who is studying a Masters in International Journalism, also reiterated what several other people had reported – she heard a « loud bang » in the area before the police swarmed downtown.

« I thought it was fireworks when I first heard them, » she added. “I was on Senghenydd Road when I heard them. ”

Photographer Richard Williams took this video out of the scene. A large police presence remains on the cordoned off road.

The police have cordoned off two areas of the city center – up on Queen Street and one on Windsor Place.

Eyewitness Sophie Zermatten, 27, said: “I heard a lot of police sirens, so I looked for the sound. There was a large area cordoned off next to the Capitol Shopping Center and another area nearby. “

She said, “There were lots of police cars and officers. It looked like the incident was over by the time I got there, but it was clear that because of the sheer number of cops involved, something big or serious had happened. ”

Ms. Zermatten, who was studying for a Masters in International Journalism, also repeated what some other people had told us about hearing a « loud bang » in the area before the police swarmed downtown.

« I thought it was fireworks when I first heard them, » she added. “I was on Senghenydd Road when I heard them. ”

Another eyewitness said they were at the Ernest Willows Pub on City Road when the incident happened.

Courtney Cummings said, « I was in the Ernest Willows Wetherspoon pub when blue lights went by. I thought it was a normal police car but then I saw about 6 police cars and vans parked outside. « The bartender told everyone to pack and go. We asked him what happened and he said, ‘We heard what we thought were fireworks, but maybe it was gunfire. ‘. I went outside with my friend and saw all the police cars. I asked a policeman if the victim was okay as I was concerned and the policeman said they were in a stable condition, but they couldn’t provide any more information about what happened. « 

Another picture from Cardiff city center shows an area of ​​Windsor Place cordoned off by the police.

The man, who only wanted to be known by his first name Ryan, said, “I was with my friends (in the pub) and suddenly we were told to leave. We heard a bartender / waiter say he heard fireworks (something like) and we all had to leave immediately. I didn’t hear anything myself, but when I left the bar on the street, it ended up being cordoned off from Newport Road.

« Police cars were parked in front of the bar. and officials standing on the street. I asked an officer what happened – but was told they couldn’t tell me. ”

Dixon Dominic Palett, 30, was at his apartment near Newport Road when he heard a lot of police sirens on Saturday night before looking out the window – and was shocked at what he saw.

He said, « I’m used to hearing sirens in the city center that live so close together – but the number of police cars and ambulances was way above the norm. « . “

« I looked out the window and could see that the police had blocked the road.

« You must have been there for about 30 minutes, I would say. “It was very unusual and quite worrying to see. ”

Eyewitnesses said they saw a man being cursed by police at the « top » of Queen Street – the area where the Sainsbury’s store is located.

25-year-old graduate student Elizabeth Winter was taking a stroll downtown when she saw a large police presence at the top of the city street.

She said, “A group of young men yelled at the police. There were about four or five officers who called back. I heard someone say someone was « cheffed » – street jargon for a stab. ”

Ms. Winter said the man with a laser treatment was white, in his mid-twenties and tall.

Another picture from the scene shows the police on Newport Road at the intersection with City Road.

Police in Cardiff, Stechen, South Wales

World News – UK – Live updates as the huge police presence outside Cardiff city center is recorded

Ref: https://www.walesonline.co.uk

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