Statement from Chief Superintendent Wendy Gunney, Divisional Commander for Cardiff and The Vale BCU.
“Cardiff has an excellent history of partnership working which has helped ensure that its night-time economy is safe as well as vibrant and welcoming.
“Some of the interventions used in the city centre are considered good practice and have been replicated by other police forces.
“However, we understand that recent events have caused concern and, as always, we are working closely with partners such as the local authority, universities and For Cardiff, to continue making Cardiff a safe place for our residents and visitors.
“We have high-visibility patrols throughout the city centre and surrounding areas to prevent crime and anti-social behaviour.
“In addition, two Safety Buses are running every night during the Freshers period to ensure any vulnerable people are taken home safely from the city centre and we are working with the local authority to increase their CCTV coverage in Bute Park and along other routes home from the city.
“Police officers have also trained staff at city centre licensed premises to help them identify and safeguard vulnerable people and we regularly see examples of where this training has paid off.
“In relation to recent incidents, individuals have been arrested and charged, and while our investigations and patrols continue we want people to be able to go out, enjoy themselves and feel safe in our capital city.”
If anyone has concerns please approach a police officer or contact us by one of the following means.