Wales

Four arrested over Swansea robbery

St Helen's rugby and cricket ground
Image caption The robbery happened near the St Helen's rugby and cricket ground

Four people are in custody after a man suffered serious facial injuries during a robbery in Swansea.

Two youths aged 17 and two men aged 18 have been arrested in connection with the incident, which happened in the early hours of Thursday.

They are being questioned at Swansea central police station.

The victim, 24, was knocked unconscious as he walked along the seafront at Oystermouth Road near the St Helen's rugby and cricket ground.

South Wales Police said the victim was confronted by three people at around 0200 BST on Thursday and punched in the head, causing him to lose consciousness.

He woke up some time later in the middle of the carriageway to find his wallet, containing cash and credit cards, had been stolen. He was taken to Morriston Hospital.

Detectives in Swansea are appealing for witnesses to come forward, and urged taxi drivers or motorists passing the area at the time to get in touch.

Det Sgt Justin Evans said: "This attack has left the victim severely traumatised and with serious facial injuries.

Small build

"I am aware that this incident occurred during the early hours of the morning, and there would have been very few pedestrians about, but there would have been vehicles such as taxis that might have been passing at the relevant time."

The suspects are described as white, between 5ft 6in to 5ft 9in tall, and about 17 to 20 years old. One was of small build and wearing a light-coloured hooded top.

Anyone with information should contact Swansea CID on 01792 450618 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111

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