SOUTH WALES POLICE has confirmed to Herald.Wales that 27 people have been charged with offences relating to their involvement in the large scale disorder at Mayhill on 20th May 2021.

The ages of those charged range between 15 and 44.  The charges laid are for the offence of riot, with two defendants also facing charges of arson with intent to endanger life or being reckless as to whether a life of another would be endangered.  They are due to appear in Swansea Magistrates court between 2nd – 4th March 2022.

Chief Superintendent Trudi Meyrick, policing commander for Swansea and Neath Port Talbot, said: “Following a thorough investigation by local detectives the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) received files of evidence against these individuals.  After detailed consideration by the CPS they have authorised the charges of riot and arson with intent to endanger life be brought.

“The investigation team were resolute in their commitment to fully investigate the disorder that happened that night; residents of Mayhill were subjected to terrible scenes of disorder which caused serious harm and distress to the community.

“The judicial process will now run its course and we await the outcome of that process.  In the meantime our local Neighbourhood Policing Team continues to work in partnership with agencies and the local community to tackle the issues that matter most to the residents of Mayhill and surrounding areas.”