Shocking moment riot breaks out between cops & residents on housing estate – with woman hit in head by flying tyre | The Sun

THIS is the shocking moment a riot broke out between cops and residents on a housing estate – with a woman hit in the head by a flying tyre.

Five officers were injured during the wild brawl in Rhosllanerchrugog near Wrexham in north Wales.

They were called just before 5pm to reports of public disorder on the estate.

A clip of the punch-up shows three cops struggling to restrain a young man.

The man shouts: "Get off me! F***ing get off me!"

He then writhes out of the officers' grip and starts running away – before two young women from the estate tackle him.

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The cops catch up with the man and force him to the ground, only for more youths to join the fray.

Bystanders including a young boy and a woman in a dressing gown look on as the cops force back the mob with batons and Captor spray.

A young child was caught by the spray, which causes burning pain to the eyes.

An officer was knocked to the ground, another shouting: "Get back! Get back!"

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The clip captures the distressing noise of a baby wailing – before a tyre sailing through the air hits a woman, knocking her out.

North Wales Police said: "Five people have been arrested following an incident in Rhosllanerchrugog yesterday.

"Shortly before 5pm, officers were called to reports of public disorder in the Wern Las area.

"A woman was taken to hospital with injuries and a 25-year-old man was subsequently arrested on suspicion of assault, affray and threats to damage property.

"As a result of the incident, three officers were assaulted and injured, while a further two sustained injuries.

"Two men, aged 25 and 27, and two women aged 23 and 31 have also been arrested on suspicion of offences in relation to the incident, including affray, threats to kill and to damage property and assaulting emergency workers.

"A young child within proximity of the disorder was caught by Captor spray, but did not sustain any injuries.

"Further investigations are underway, and patrols will be increased in the area to offer reassurance to the local community."

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