Dyfed-Powys Police have revealed that the McDonald's in Newtown had recorded the most assaults on its premises.

Information released by Dyfed-Powys Police, showed that the popular restaurant on Pool Road was the most dangerous on their patch with more than double the number of assaults compared to any other branch in the force area between 2021 and 2022. 

The Newtown branch of McDonald's reported eight separate assaults on the premises in that time, far more than any other branch.

In the information released by police it said McDonald's restaurants in the Dyfed-Powys Police region had called for assistance after reports of various forms of assault.


According to Dyfed-Powys Police one person was reported as having being headbutted, four reports saw a person being punched, a further two other reports involved an object being thrown at an individual while two other people were injured after being bitten.

One person was assaulted after being refused entry, two more people were both punched and kicked which led to them being injured.

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However this was not the only Powys McDonald's where violence has erupted.

The Welshpool branch at the Buttington Cross Entrance came in equal second for the most amount assaults in that time, with three in a year - the same as much larger towns such as Aberystwyth, Llanelli and Camarthen.

In fact, the two Powys branches in Newtown and Welshpool saw more than two thirds of all the assaults reported in Mcdonald's restaurants over the three counties - with 11 of the 26 reported in that time.