Residents of several Haverfordwest streets held what was said to be a peaceful protest last night (Thursday) following the arrest of five people involving armed police earlier this week.

As the Western Telegraph reported on Wednesday, five people were arrested on suspicion of assault following an operation around the North Court, Haverfordwest.

A woman was taken to hospital following an alleged assault at nearby West Court. She was said to be in a stable condition in hospital.

Two 28-year-old women, a 28-year-old man and a 27-year-old man have been arrested on suspicion of assault causing actual bodily harm.

A 24-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of assault by beating.

It appears that following the arrests some of those held were released on bail and returned to the area.

Last night dozens of residents gathered to call for those arrested to be removed.

One resident told the Western Telegraph: "The local community pulled together to have a peaceful protest to get them out of the courts.

"People have really had enough of them now. They are always causing trouble and making people’s lives miserable.

"They were removed by police around 10pm last night and taken somewhere."

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Another told the Western Telegraph: "People wanted to show that enough was enough and they weren't going to take it any more.

"I was having calls saying 'we have to do something, so we started to get a group together at about 6.30pm and it grew and grew. Not just local residents but people from all over, too.

"If they try to bring them back here we'll be out again and again."

A spokesman for Dyfed-Powys Police , said: "Dyfed-Powys Police officers were at the scene of a peaceful protest in Gerald Rd, Haverfordwest yesterday evening (July 5th).

"They engaged with the group of around 50 people that had gathered in the area."

Pembrokeshire Chief Inspector Mark McSweeney said: “Patrols of the area are continuing to maintain public safety and reassurance.

"There is an ongoing investigation into the assault in West Court which will require time to progress.

"I would appeal to members of the public not to take matters into their own hands and allow police to do their job.

"Large groups of persons gathering outside addresses are not helpful and tie up vital resources which are needed to maintain policing across Pembrokeshire.”

Anyone with information that can help officers with their investigation into the incident in West Court, on Tuesday 3rd July, is asked to call Haverfordwest Police on 101.

If you are deaf, hard of hearing or speech impaired text the non-emergency number on 07811 311 908.