THREE men have been arrested following an incident in which a firearm was apparently discharged during a fight in Holyhead on Monday morning. The incident, which occurred on Newry Street, Anglesey, was captured on video and later shared on social media, prompting a police investigation.
According to a statement from North Wales Police, two men have been arrested on suspicion of affray, while a third has been arrested on suspicion of affray and possession of a firearm with intent. The suspects have been released under investigation and on conditional bail, respectively.
The police have appealed to anyone who captured the incident on camera to come forward with any information that could assist the investigation. Ynys Môn MP Virginia Crosbie has also urged anyone who knows the whereabouts of the gun to contact the police.
“This is a shocking incident that happened in broad daylight in our community,” Crosbie said. “Guns and violence have no place on Ynys Môn. I would appeal for anyone who knows anything about what happened to get in touch with North Wales Police.”
The incident has been described as a rare occurrence on the island and one that must be dealt with promptly. Detective Inspector Lisa Jones of North Wales Police confirmed that investigations into the incident are ongoing and that anyone with information should contact the police on 101 or via the website, quoting reference A051764.