Five Cardiff and Bristol men charged after Newport incident

Five men have been charged with drugs and affray offences after an incident in Newport left a man in a critical condition in hospital.

Two of the men, from Bristol and Cardiff, will also face dangerous driving charges at Caerphilly magistrates court.

Armed police were called to St Julians in Newport on Monday over an incident between men in cars.

The man, 37, in hospital is not one of those charged.

Gwent Police said a 26-year-old man from Cardiff and a man, 27, from Bristol are both charged with dangerous driving, possession of drugs with intent to supply and affray.

Three other men, 26 and 20, from Cardiff, and a 27-year-old Bristol man are charged with possession of drugs with intent to supply and affray.

The 47-year-old driver of the white van, arrested on suspicion of dangerous driving, has been bailed pending further enquiries.

Police said they were first contacted around 17:50 BST on Monday by people complaining of cars being driven erratically, an altercation between those in the cars and reports of a weapon.

Four men from Cardiff were in a white Audi and two men from Bristol were in a grey Audi.

Police were called to Bank Street where the clash took place and the 37-year-old was injured.

Both cars left the scene, and the grey Audi hit a Fiat car as it did so. The driver of the other car was not hurt.

The white Audi was involved in a collision with a van and as a result of this, one of the passengers in the Audi was seriously injured.

A weapon, believed to be a BB air gun, was recovered from Bank Street along with a quantity of drugs.

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