Update on Assault of Aberystwyth Uni Student


Following an attack on an Aberystwyth University student, three men have been arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm. In the early hours of Sunday morning, an attack on Ifan Owens – second year student at Aberystwyth University, left the young man unconscious, and with life-threatening injuries. Following an investigation and an appeal for witnesses, three men have been arrested. Read on for the full story and recap of the original incident.




The attack happened in the early hours of Sunday, with Owens, just nineteen years of age, found at around 2:30am, he was unconscious. The attack took place in the Aberystwyth High Street. Owens was taken to the nearby Bronglais Hospital, before the severity of the injury led to his transfer to Cardiff’s University Hospital of Wales, which he reached at around 5:45am. He has remained there since. Owens is actually from Cardiff originally. Owens has life-threatening injuries.


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In the aftermath, Police launched an investigation, with witnesses encouraged to come forward. The area of the attack has been cordoned off temporarily. The latest announcement is that Police have arrested three men, aged 25, 23 and 20 on suspicion of grievous bodily harm (GBH) with intent. Further developments are sure to follow, and hopefully Owens will make a full recovery.


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