Gwent Police’s arrest of a woman in Newport

Statement from WRN-Wales and Merched Cymru

We have noted with disappointment and disbelief the content of the press release issued yesterday by Gwent Police about the circumstances surrounding the arrest of a woman in Newport on Sunday 23 January.

Gwent Police have lost a great deal of public confidence as a result of this situation, especially among women who are deeply concerned both about the apparent proportionality and motivation for the arrest and detention, and about Gwent Police’s subsequent handling and messaging. Continue reading “Gwent Police’s arrest of a woman in Newport”