Man suffers serious head injuries after attack near Porthcawl beach

By Katie-Ann Gupwell

A man is in a serious condition after sustaining a head injury following an assault in Porthcawl.

South Wales Police said officers were called at around 3.20am this morning (Sunday, September 12) to reports of a man suffering a head injury outside The Beachcomber in Porthcawl. Officers said the incident may have taken place earlier.

A local 33-year-old man was taken to University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff, where his condition is described as "serious".

Additionally, a local 39-year-old man was arrested within around an hour of the incident being reported, and he remains in police custody on suspicion of affray. Officers say it appears to be an "isolated incident" involving men who are known to each other.

A cordon has remained in place throughout the morning, and forensic officers have been spotted at the scene.

Detective Inspector Dan Michel said: “Officers are currently carrying out enquiries but we would like to hear from anyone who witnessed an altercation on Eastern Promenade earlier this morning, around 1.30am.

“For anyone visiting Porthcawl who is not familiar with the area Eastern Promenade is the road by the edge of Coney Beach and the fair."

Detective Inspector Jason McGill said: "This is a safe area and such violent behaviour will not be tolerated.

"Officers are continuing with extensive enquiries into the circumstances of the incident and we are appealing for information.

"In particular, we would like to hear from anyone who witnessed a fight between two groups of men on Eastern Promenade between 2am and 3.30am.

"For anyone visiting Porthcawl, who is not familiar with the area, Eastern Promenade is the road by the edge of Coney Beach and the fair."

If you have any information that could assist police with the investigation please call 101, and quote reference number 2100321410.

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