McDonald’s mass brawl erupts as cops called in after gang assaults bloke

A mass brawl broke out after a man was assaulted outside a McDonald's restaurant.

Police were called to the fast food chain in Cliff Road, Blackwood, at around 6.40pm on Friday after a 21-year-old man from Caerphilly was assaulted.

Images of the incident show a group of young people standing over a man on the floor as McDonald's staff try to calm the situation down.

The man sustained minor injuries to his hands and legs but did not require hospital treatment.

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CCTV from the restaurant has been handed over to the police who are trying to identify those involved.

Inspector Aled George, from Gwent Police, said: "We have reviewed footage of the assault near McDonald’s. We have identified a number of people at the scene and are will speak to anyone we can identify and who may be able to assist with our enquiries.

"We are also meeting with representatives from McDonald's and other partners in Blackwood to discuss this matter and other anti-social behaviour incidents, as well as with local schools.

"I’d also like to remind all parents and guardians in the area: please make sure you know where your child is and that they are behaving responsibly."

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Locals have hit out at a 'spate of anti social behaviour' in the area recently, which has included a defibrillator in High Street being smashed and damaged, youths climbing scaffolding and egging people and houses.

Writing on Facebook, Pauline Stephens said: "What is happening to Blackwood? There seem to be so many posts about youngsters causing damage to vehicles, or worse still, this sort of behavior [sic]. So sad, town is becoming a no go zone because if their anti social behaviour."

Another resident Michelle Garrard said: "This is disgusting behaviour. As parents, if this was your child please be aware of the all the customers that witnessed this disgraceful behaviour of your children."

McDonald's has been contacted for comment.

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