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Teenager allegedly assaulted in Aberystwyth 'desperately ill'

The family of a 19-year-old man assaulted in Aberystwyth have said he's "desperately ill".

Credit: Dyfed-Powys Police/Family Photo

Police have issued a fresh appeal for information after Ifan Richards Owens was allegedly assaulted in High Street, on Sunday morning.

Ifan is a kind and gentle person, and we have been overwhelmed with messages of support from family, friends, as well as Ifan’s school friends, teachers, university friends, and sports teams, who are all sending their best wishes for Ifan, who is desperately ill following this incident in Aberystwyth.

Ifan’s only choice for university was Aberystwyth, he had no interest in any other university and absolutely loves the town.

He plays football and rugby for the Geltaidd Football and Rugby Clubs and is enjoying his second year studying Criminology at Aberystwyth University.

– Family Statement

The investigation in to the events leading to Mr Owens’ injuries, leaving him in hospital in a critical condition, is ongoing and we continue to appeal for witnesses.

We know a man administered first aid to Mr Owens before emergency services arrived, and we are continuing the appeal for him to come forward as he could give us information important to the case.

Four men, aged 25, 23, 20 and 19, have been arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm with intent and remain in police custody at this time.

– DCI Anthony Evans, Dyfed-Powys Police

Anyone with information is asked to call 101.