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Cardiff violence: Six in hospital after city centre disorder Cardiff violence: Six in hospital after city centre disorder
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Witnesses spoke about seeing a large number of officers and emergency vehicles in the city centre
Six people are in hospital following a large scale "violent disturbance" in Cardiff city centre.Six people are in hospital following a large scale "violent disturbance" in Cardiff city centre.
Police and ambulance crews were called to an area of Queen Street at about 21:50 GMT on Saturday.Police and ambulance crews were called to an area of Queen Street at about 21:50 GMT on Saturday.
One of those in hospital suffered head injuries and is in a serious condition and three others are thought to have been stabbed, South Wales Police said.One of those in hospital suffered head injuries and is in a serious condition and three others are thought to have been stabbed, South Wales Police said.
Two people have been arrested on suspicion of violent disorder and are in custody in Cardiff Bay.Two people have been arrested on suspicion of violent disorder and are in custody in Cardiff Bay.
The injured are all being treated at the University Hospital of Wales, police said.The injured are all being treated at the University Hospital of Wales, police said.
Officers were alerted by "multiple reports" of a "large disturbance" on Queen Street and an investigation is under way.Officers were alerted by "multiple reports" of a "large disturbance" on Queen Street and an investigation is under way.
Area completely surrounded by police vehicles. Overheard talk of a stabbing, but police have not confirmed. Officers are questioning people in the surrounding streets. #cardiff pic.twitter.com/cbhSqCyZRxArea completely surrounded by police vehicles. Overheard talk of a stabbing, but police have not confirmed. Officers are questioning people in the surrounding streets. #cardiff pic.twitter.com/cbhSqCyZRx
Police put a number of cordons in place in the city centre Police cordons were put up around a number of streets
Forensic investigations continued into the night
An eyewitness said she saw one man being Tasered by police during the incident
Witness Elizabeth Winter said: "Some groups of young lads seemed to be getting into altercations with the police. Then there was another man that was Tasered twice."Witness Elizabeth Winter said: "Some groups of young lads seemed to be getting into altercations with the police. Then there was another man that was Tasered twice."
Cardiff student Amogh George, 24, said he saw up to 30 police officers around Queen Street and the Capitol Shopping Centre after being alerted by "a lot of sirens".Cardiff student Amogh George, 24, said he saw up to 30 police officers around Queen Street and the Capitol Shopping Centre after being alerted by "a lot of sirens".
"People spoke about a brawl but I didn't see what was happening," said the journalism student."People spoke about a brawl but I didn't see what was happening," said the journalism student.
Cordons remained in place on Queen Street on Sunday morning.Cordons remained in place on Queen Street on Sunday morning.
Witnesses to the incident, or what happened before or after the violence, have been urged to call police via 101.Witnesses to the incident, or what happened before or after the violence, have been urged to call police via 101.
Queen Street remained closed on Sunday morning
A cordon was also put up outside The Central Bar on Windsor Place