Following up on concerns raised with me by Newport East-based taxi drivers, I set up a meeting between a local group of drivers and Jeff Cuthbert, the Police and Crime Commissioner for Gwent, in my constituency office.
During the meeting, the taxi drivers discussed their concerns about an increase in youths attacking their vehicles with stones and other objects, and identified Ringland, Maindee and Alway as hotspot areas for the dangerous incidents.
Speaking after the meeting, Gwent PCC Jeff Cuthbert said: “I want to make it known to the culprits that this is a very dangerous game they are playing and that there will be consequences for their actions. These attacks are not only a nuisance, but have the potential to cause serious injury. I will be working in partnership with Newport City Council and Gwent Police to ensure the culprits are brought to justice and to prevent further incidents. In the meantime, I urge anyone with information to contact Gwent Police.”
If you have any information regarding these attacks, please contact Gwent Police via 101 or firstname.lastname@example.org