TWO people were arrested and ASB referral orders were issued after police dealt with incidents of antisocial behaviour in Barry Island on Friday, July 17.

Officers were made aware of a large number of youths gathered and drinking alcohol on the promenade at around 3pm.

The group was dispersed and alcohol confiscated.

Anti-social behaviour referral orders were also issued in respect of three of the group – two 15-year-olds and a 17-year-old.

The youths had travelled from outside of the area, and South Wales Police worked closely with British Transport Police and partners from Transport for Wales to ensure they left safely.


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While the majority of the youths complied with officers’ instructions, a small number were involved in a second incident later the same evening.

After police were again called to the promenade following reports of youths fighting, two 17-year-olds and a 16-year-old from Caerphilly County Borough were arrested on suspicion of being drunk and disorderly. They have since been released under investigation.

Temporary chief inspector for the Vale of Glamorgan, Darren Grady said: “We appreciate the last few months have been difficult and many people will have been keen to enjoy the good weather and the slight easing of restrictions, but the kind of behaviour our officers dealt with on Friday cannot be tolerated.

“We work closely with our partners, including the Vale of Glamorgan Council, to ensure beauty spots such as Barry Island remain safe and welcoming for all visitors, and I’d urge all visitors to ensure they act responsibly and be considerate of others.

“Any behaviour which falls short of this will be dealt with appropriately and robustly.”

Barry Island is a 'no alcohol' zone.