Police Investigate Violent Brawl at Barry Amateur Boxing Event, Two Arrested

…By Alan Peterson for TDPel Media. Authorities are conducting an investigation following a brawl that erupted during an amateur boxing event in Barry on Wednesday, May 31.


Two individuals, a 39-year-old man from Neath and a 28-year-old man from Pencoed, have been apprehended on suspicion of affray and grievous bodily harm.

Police Response and Reported Violence:

South Wales Police received a distress call shortly after 9:40 pm, summoning them to the Masonic Hall located on Broad Street, Barry.

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According to a source familiar with the incident, there were reports of chairs being thrown during the altercation.

Injuries and Hospital Transport:

The Welsh Ambulance Service confirmed that they transported one individual to the University Hospital of Wales in Cardiff for further medical attention.

The nature and severity of the injuries sustained remain undisclosed at this time.

Official Statements from Authorities:

A spokesperson for the South Wales Police stated that officers were alerted to the fight at approximately 9:40 pm at the Masonic Hall on Broad Street, Barry.


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The two arrested individuals, aged 39 and 28, are currently held at the Cardiff Bay police station.

One person involved in the altercation received treatment for cuts at a hospital. Investigations into the incident are ongoing.

Ambulance Service Response:

The Welsh Ambulance Service responded to the incident at Barry Masonic Hall after being notified on May 31, shortly before 10 pm.

They dispatched an operational manager and an emergency ambulance to the scene.

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One individual was then transported to the University Hospital of Wales in Cardiff for further medical attention.

Next Steps in the Investigation:

Authorities will continue to delve into the circumstances surrounding the fight that took place at the amateur boxing event in Barry.

Further details regarding the incident are yet to be revealed as the investigation progresses.

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