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Two people arrested at Penally Asylum Accommodation Centre protest

TWO people have been arrested and remain in police custody after being arrested during a protest today at the former Penally Army Camp.

Demonstrations are now a regular occurrence outside the camp following a Home Office decision to lease the site from the MOD for use as an asylum seeker centre.

Superintendent Anthony Evans, Divisional Commander for Pembrokeshire said: “Dyfed-Powys Police is continuing to work to ensure that everyone’s voices are heard safely and peacefully at the Penally Asylum Accommodation Centre.

“Protests have continued at the site today (Oct 17), with approximately 55 protesters in attendance, with minimal disturbances. Unfortunately, yet again we had to take action against a small minority.

“We have made it clear previously that those committing criminal offences will be prosecuted, and today saw the arrest of a 58 year old woman on suspicion of Obstruction of a Police Officer, and a 30 year old man on suspicion of Obstruct Police and Racially Aggravated Section 5 Public Order.

“Both remain in police custody currently.

“We thank those in Penally and the surrounding community who are engaging with our officers on the ground and sharing concerns and valuable information with us.”