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Weapons seized following concerns about recent violence in the east of Cardiff

Credit: South Wales Police

A police operation has been running since a serious assault was reported in Llanedeyrn earlier this month.

Police were called to Glenwood at around 2pm on Sunday, September 17.

A 19-year-old man from Cardiff, was taken to the University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff, with stab wounds, but has since been discharged.

Five people have now been arrested in connection with this incident. Of the five, three have been charged with causing grievous bodily harm and robbery.

Three other males have been arrested in connection with a separate incident in Pentwyn on Sunday, September 19.

On this occasion, police received a report of individuals armed with weapons damaging a vehicle.

Two large machete “Zombie” style knives, a large quantity of cannabis and CS spray were seized from a property as part of the on-going investigation into this disturbance.

This operation is just one example of how we are disrupting those involved in knife crime and keeping the community safe.

Although knife crime is not a part of everyday life in South Wales, it is important that we continue taking action to prevent a problem occurring.

Knife crime affects only the minority of our population. However, any incident involving a knife can have devastating consequences for those involved.

Through our campaign #NotTheOne, we aim to educate young people on the dangers of carrying a knife by giving parents, teachers, and community groups the tools they need to do this.