Five men will appear in court today following an alleged street brawl which saw armed police called out to a quiet residential area of Newport.
On Monday armed police were deployed to Bank Street – in the St Julian’s area of Newport – after Gwent Police stated getting 999 calls from members of the public.
A spokesman for the force today said the men had been charged following what he called “several linked incidents”.
Three of the men charged are from Cardiff while the other two are from Bristol.
Those charged from Cardiff include a 20-year-old man charged with dangerous driving, possession with intent to supply and affray and a 26-year-old and a 20-year-old man both charged with possession with intent to supply and affray.
A 27-year-old man from Bristol has been charged with possession with intent to supply and affray while a 27-year-old man, also from Bristol, has been charged with possession with intent to supply, dangerous driving and affray.
All five are due to appear at Caerphilly Magistrates Court today.
A sixth man, a 47-year-old, arrested at the scene on suspicion of dangerous driving has been bailed pending further inquiries.
While a 37-year-old man who was taken to hospital with a leg wound following the incident remains in the University of Wales Hospital in a critical but stable condition.