Statement following media interest into damage to a property in Ynysybwl
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A man in his late 20s has admitted causing damage to a property in Glyn Mynach Street, Ynysybwl on May 29.
He apologised and offered to pay for any damage caused.
The matter has been dealt with by way of a Community Resolution, which is an Out of Court Disposal Order.
Chief Inspector Anthony Moyle, said:
“A man in his late 20s admitted causing damage to a property in Glyn Mynach Street following an incident which took place in Ynysybwl on May 29.
“The individual apologised and paid for the damage caused and the matter was dealt with by the way of a Community Resolution which is an Out of Court Disposal Order – an approach which was agreed by the victim at the time of the incident.
“Community resolutions are an opportunity for the police to deal with appropriate offences where an individual accepts full responsibility and are consistent with national policies and guidance.
“Following the incident we became aware that the victim was not satisfied so the man voluntarily attended a police station after the event and the decision was taken to refer the individual to Revolving Door, a scheme which requires the subject to take part in reflective sessions which focus on behaviour.
“We can confirm that we have since received a complaint from the victim which is being investigated and until this process is complete we cannot comment further.
“But there are clearly aspects of the investigation which do not entirely meet the expectations of the victim and we will work with her to address concerns and provide further context around officer actions and the restorative approach taken.
“Anything which falls below the high standards we expect from officers will be addressed, and any learnings which can help improve the service we provide will be put in place.
“Our findings will be shared directly with the complainant in due course.”