A 19-year-old man has been arrested after an alleged “serious sexual assault” took place on a 16-year-old girl in the vicinity of Sandon Street and Adam Street just before 11pm on Saturday (September 18).

Yesterday, Sunday September 19, police cordoned off an area just outside of the University of South Wales’ Cardiff campus. 

The cordon stretched from the bridge near the Motorpoint Arena to HMP Cardiff. The Cordon had been removed by Sunday evening.

Several police officers were at the scene throughout the day carrying out, what police called “extensive enquiries”, these enquiries included forensic officers.

A number of police officers, as well as forensics officers, were at the scene on Sunday where police say “extensive enquiries” were being carried out.

Late Sunday, police issued a statement which read: “A 19-year-old man has been arrested in connection with a serious sexual assault in Cardiff city centre. The man, from Penylan, was arrested earlier this evening and remains in police custody.

“Detectives are continuing to investigate the incident which happened in the vicinity of Sandon Street and Adam Street shortly before 11pm last night (Saturday, September 18).

“A 16-year-old girl has been released from the University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff, following treatment and continues to be supported by her family and specially-trained officers.

“We wish to thank those who have already assisted the investigation, particularly in relation to providing CCTV footage, and also the local community for their co-operation while police cordons were in place.

“These cordons have now been lifted but extensive enquiries are continuing. Anyone with information can contact South Wales Police quoting occurrence number *330151.”