Downing Street Condemns Cardiff Rioting Following Tragic Crash as ‘Appalling and Unacceptable’

Downing Street Condemns Cardiff Rioting Following Tragic Crash as ‘Appalling and Unacceptable’

...By Joseph Benjamin for TDPel Media.

In response to the overnight scenes of rioting in Cardiff following the deaths of two young boys in a crash, Downing Street has labeled the events as “appalling and completely unacceptable.”


The Prime Minister’s official spokesman, on behalf of Rishi Sunak, expressed deep concern over the disorder, violence, arson, and attacks on police officers.

Gratitude was extended to the emergency services and first responders for their support in restoring order to the community.

South Wales Police echoed the sentiment, denouncing the level of violence as “totally unacceptable.”

The incident, which began with a report of a crash on Snowden Road at approximately 6pm on Monday night, escalated into a tense situation.

Police confirmed on Tuesday morning that two teenage boys had tragically lost their lives before their arrival at the scene.

As tensions grew, hundreds of individuals gathered, pelting police officers with missiles and setting cars ablaze.


The police released a statement recounting their response to the collision and subsequent disorder, stating that specially-trained public order officers were deployed, including officers from neighboring forces.

Property damage, vehicle destruction, and injuries to police officers occurred during the incident, which continued until the early hours of the morning.

Assistant Chief Constable Mark Travis expressed condolences to the families affected by the collision and the ensuing disorder, emphasizing that such scenes were not expected in close-knit communities like Ely.

Numerous calls were received from frightened residents alarmed by the actions of the large group intent on causing crime and disorder.

The level of violence towards emergency services and the damage inflicted upon property and vehicles were strongly condemned.

Investigations into the circumstances surrounding the collision and the subsequent events are underway, with arrests already made and more expected.

An enhanced police presence will be maintained throughout the week and into the weekend.

First Minister Mark Drakeford conveyed his deep concern over the reports from Ely and expressed solidarity with all those affected.


The situation is being closely monitored to gain a comprehensive understanding of the circumstances.

South Wales Police has urged anyone with information or video footage related to the collision or the disorder to contact them, quoting reference number 2200166555.

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