Fatal Collision and Disorder in Cardiff’s Ely Area: South Wales Police Launches Investigation

Fatal Collision and Disorder in Cardiff’s Ely Area: South Wales Police Launches Investigation

...By Enitan Thompson for TDPel Media.

The Full Updated Police Statement

South Wales Police is currently conducting an investigation into a tragic incident that occurred in the Ely area of Cardiff last night.


The investigation involves a fatal road traffic collision and serious disorder.

Yesterday at 6:03 pm, we received a report about a severe collision on Snowden Road, which sadly resulted in the deaths of two teenage boys.

The families of the two boys are receiving support from family liaison officers, and our thoughts are with them during this terrible time.

As part of the investigation, an electric bike found at the scene has been seized, and we are actively pursuing inquiries to determine the exact circumstances surrounding the incident.

We have obtained CCTV footage that captures a police vehicle following a bike shortly before 6 pm.

This footage is currently being recovered as part of our investigation to help us understand the events leading up to the collision.


We are ensuring that the families are kept informed of any updates.

We can confirm that based on our investigations thus far, there were no police vehicles present on Snowden Road at the time of the collision.

However, a police vehicle from Grand Avenue responded to the collision report, arrived at the scene, and the officers provided CPR.

The investigation has involved a careful examination of CCTV footage and tracking data from the police vehicle involved.

At this stage, we do not believe that any other vehicle was involved in the collision.

During the disorder that followed the collision, 15 officers sustained injuries and required medical attention.

Eleven officers were taken to the hospital, while four received treatment at the scene.

Our primary focus now is to thoroughly investigate the circumstances surrounding the collision and the disturbing events that unfolded afterwards.


We are appealing to any witnesses who may have information or footage from mobile phones and social media platforms to come forward and assist us in our investigation.

We understand that the disorder last night caused fear among local residents, and we want to assure them that we are fully committed to apprehending those responsible.

Several individuals have already been arrested, and we anticipate further arrests in due course.

We are immensely grateful for the support we have received from the community, and we urge anyone with information to contact South Wales Police.

To ensure independent scrutiny, South Wales Police has made a mandatory referral to the Independent Office for Police Conduct.

If you have any information or digital footage related to the incident, you can submit it through the online public portal at https://mipp.police.uk/operation/62SWP23B72-PO1.

Alternatively, you can contact South Wales Police using one of the following methods, quoting reference number 2300166555:

– Live Chat: https://www.south-wales.police.uk/
– Provide information via: https://bit.ly/SWPProvideInfo
– Email: swp101@south-wales.police.uk
– Call 101 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously at 0800 555 111.


In case of an emergency, please dial 999.

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