Police have promised action to tackle anti-social behaviour at a McDonald’s in Blackwood, after a man was filmed being assaulted by a gang outside the restaurant.
The man suffered minor hand and leg injuries during the brawl, which happened at around 6.40pm on Friday, January 10.
Footage of the fight was uploaded to social media website Facebook.
Inspector Aled George, from Gwent Police, said: “We have reviewed footage of the assault near McDonald’s.
“We have identified a number of people at the scene and will speak to anyone we can identify and who may be able to assist with our enquiries.
“We are also meeting with representatives from McDonald’s and other partners in Blackwood to discuss this matter and other anti-social behaviour incidents, as well as with local schools.
“I’d also like to remind all parents and guardians in the area: please make sure you know where your child is and that they are behaving responsibly.”
Independent councillor Kevin Etheridge, who represents Blackwood, responded to the incident by calling for an action plan to combat anti-social behaviour in the town.
Cllr Etheridge, who is leader of the Independent group in Caerphilly County Borough Council, said: “I believe the only way forward is a multi-agency meeting between all agencies and parties – including the youth offending team, social services and awareness groups – to put an action plan in place with deployment of additional resources and timescale to safeguard all areas of our communities and make our residents feel safe.
“I am sure all groups will welcome this proactive approach and I am in touch with all agencies requesting an urgent meeting.”
Cllr Etheridge also welcomed the installation of a new CCTV camera in Blackwood Bus Station.
Anyone with information about the incident can contact Gwent Police on 101, quoting reference 2000011739.
Alternatively, Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111.