POLICE are planing to clamp down on planned fights between teens from rival towns this weekend.

Dyfed-Powys Police say they are aware that groups of teenagers from the Newtown and Welshpool areas are arranging to meet and fight in the towns over the coming weekend.

Officers are engaging with their school and are appealing to parents to support them to stop this behaviour.

Newtown Inspector Matthew Price said: “This information has come to us from a number of sources, and is really concerning to hear.

“The Neighbourhood Policing Team is working directly with the Pupil Referral Unit, and the school will be writing to the parents.

“We want to warn those involved that we know their plans, and violent behaviour won’t be tolerated. We will deal with any offences committed.”