Arrest made after man seriously injured in alleged Newport city centre assault

A 22-year-old man has been taken to hospital with "serious" injuries.

A man has been arrested on suspicion of assault after another man was found seriously injured, police confirmed.

A 22-year-old man was found injured on Cambrian Road in Newport city centre at around 2.40am on Tuesday 19 July.

Since then, an investigation has been launched and an 18-year-old man has been arrested. He remains in custody with police appealing to anyone with information to come forward.

The 22-year-old was taken to hospital and is being treated for "serious" injuries, however police say they are not believed to be life-threatening.

A large area of Newport city centre has been cordoned following the incidient.

A large area in the city centre has been cordoned off, including Cambrian Road, High Street and Newport Bridge.

A Welsh Ambulance Service spokesperson explained: "We were called at approximately 2.45am this morning, 19 July, to an incident on Cambrian Road in Newport. We sent two rapid response vehicles and an emergency ambulance to the scene.

"The police were also in attendance. One patient was transported to University Hospital of Wales for further treatment."

An 18-year-old man has been arrested and remains in custody for questioning.

Discussing the incident, Gwent Police said: "We received a report of an assault in Cambrian Road, Newport at around 2.40am on Tuesday 19 July. Officers attended, along with paramedics from the Welsh Ambulance Service, after a 22-year-old man from the Newport area was found with injuries in the road.

"He was taken to hospital for treatment and his injuries are serious but not thought to be life threatening. An 18-year-old man from Newport has been arrested on suspicion of assault and is currently in police custody for questioning.

"A section of Cambrian Road is currently closed while a cordon is in place and enquiries are ongoing. Anyone with information, including CCTV or dashcam footage, can call 101 or send us a direct message on social media, quoting log reference 2200241015.

"You can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 with details."