FIVE youths have been arrested and further arrests are planned following an affray near Colwyn Bay railway station.

The incident left a man needing hospital treatment. The arrests have taken place over the past couple of days by the neighbourhood policing team.

In a separate incident, which took place on January 19th, another young person was arrested and charged with a public order offence; he is awaiting his day in court.

Local officer PC Kelly Evans said: “We are working closely with the Youth Justice Service and the Crown Prosecution Service to achieve the best possible outcome in each case.”

“Further suspect interviews are planned in relation to a number of deliberate fires and criminal damages that have taken place in town centre in the early part of this year.”

“Whilst this takes time we want to reassure the public that positive action is being taken to make Colwyn Bay a safer place for everyone to live, work and visit.”

In addition to taking a robust stance against crime and disorder North Wales Police are exploring numerous opportunities to work with partners to provide opportunities and resources for the young people of Colwyn Bay.

If you have been affected by any incidents of antisocial behaviour or crime or have any information that you think may be beneficial to the police, please call 101 or use the live webchat Alternatively call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111. If you require an urgent response please call 999.