Police are appealing for witnesses after a 12-year-old boy was assaulted in the St Mellons area of Cardiff.
The assault happened on the grassy area near Tesco outside the St Mellons Community Centre at around 8pm on Tuesday 10 December.
Two local boys aged 14 and 12 have been arrested and are on bail while officers continue to make enquiries including checking CCTV.
The victim, who has learning difficulties, was punched and kicked causing bruising and swelling to his face.When the assault started on the Tesco field a number of youths ran out of the nearby community centre and gathered in the area.
These young people are potential witnesses and we would ask them or their parents to make contact with South Wales Police.
Police Minister Damian Green says a review of crime figures will look at complaints about figures for the Gwent force area. He was responding to Blaenau Gwent MP Nick Smith who's called for an inquiry into the recording of crime in Gwent during a Commons debate on Police and Crime Commissioners.
Blaenau Gwent MP Nick Smith has called for Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary to look into claims crime reporting in the Gwent area was 'capped.' He made his call during a House of Commons debate on the rôles and powers of Police and Crime Commissioners in Wales.
Mr Smith said that the force's Commissioner Ian Johnston had not justified claims that the area's figures had been capped. He said an external inquiry is needed.
Armed officers have been deployed to an incident in the Cathays area of Cardiff. Officers attended the incident on Monthermer Road at around 8.30 am this morning. South Wales Police said an investigation into the matter is continuing.
Armed Officers were deployed "to ensure the safety of the public and officers in the area."
Police reforms are working and crime is falling. Police and Crime Commissioners in Wales have been an integral part of this by announcing a series of innovative projects since taking office.
Last November’s elections marked the biggest democratic reform in policing in our lifetimes with more than five million people voting. This gives PCCs a far greater mandate than the unelected and invisible police authorities they replaced.
– Home Office spokesperson
In response to criticisms of PCCs, the Home Office has also given more details of the progress made so far by the four Commissioners in Wales:
South Wales PCC has announced a force-wide roll-out of the Cardiff violence reduction model, in which A&E staff share information about violent incidents with police. He has also launched a new initiative to tackle online bullying and online crime, including child abuse.
In Gwent, the PCC has introduced his own app to help residents track his initiatives. He is the first PCC to do so.
The Dyfed Powys PCC launched a six-week consultation on rural crime in July to inform a rural policing strategy. The force is making increased use of the internet and social media to communicate with the public, inlcuding a bilingual smartphone app.