Police officers ambushed while trying to put out fire in Cardiff

Wooded area between Willowbrook Drive and Trefaser Crescent in Trowbridge, Cardiff
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A police officer has been injured after being pelted with stones and bricks, South Wales Police have said. The force said the incident happened at the scene of a fire in Cardiff on Sunday, June 16.

Six boys, aged between 14 and 17, have all been arrested on suspicion of assault and are on conditional bail. They are from St Mellons, Llanrumney and Trowbridge. In a statement detective inspector Dan Todd asked for the public’s help.

“At around 8pm on Sunday, June 16, officers on patrol in the Trowbridge area of Cardiff came across a fire in the wooded area between Willowbrook Drive and Trefaser Crescent,” DI Todd said. “While waiting for the fire service to attend, the officers attempted to extinguish the fire as there was a risk to the public.

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“It was then that a group of young people began throwing stones and bricks, injuring one officer. If anyone has information or video footage of this incident we ask them to please contact us.”

The force requested people to contact them on 101 or via Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111, quoting reference number 2400198876.