Ethan Powell Wiki – Ethan Powell Bio
Ethan Powell descended last night into chaos, with riots on the streets of Mayhill in Swansea. He is a teenager who collapsed hours after watching Swansea City’s playoff game against Barnsley on TV with his grandfather on Tuesday evening.
His cause of death is yet to be determined.
He was 19 years old.
Friends of the teen had organized three balloon release events in memory of the popular boy.
However, yesterday’s balloon release to the dead teenager blew up into a full-scale riot.
Shocking video footage showed how the scenes descended into mayhem.
In one clip, a man can be seen shoving a black car with its doors and boot open down a hill into another vehicle already on fire.
The camera turns to show a crowd of hundreds of people cheering as the car crashes into the inferno.
One local said a 90-year-old woman who lives alone had her windows smashed, and a man who stepped in to help her had his car set on fire.
“Man living with two young kids – windows put through and had to plead with them to stop because his kids thought they were going to die,” the furious resident wrote on Facebook.
“To the kids involved, hope you’re proud.”
He added: “I’ve just seen young children be shuttled past the burning cars and broken glass covering their eyes and s*** scared because of your actions.
“Police initially turned up and got out of the van to try to stop what was happening,” he said.
“But they got pelted with rocks, and then they got back in the van and left.
“We were trapped in the house with two young kids. They were really scared so I put them at the back of the house.”
At one point, crowds cheered with delight as a car was pushed down a hill into another blazing vehicle during the sickening violence in Maryhill.
Residents spoke of their fears the mob would storm their homes as they ran amok.
Dad-of-two Adam Romain said yobs launched rocks at him and set his car ablaze as his girlfriend and children aged four and 16-months were inside.
But Adam said when the gang confronted officers, they fled the scene before returning with backup.
Adam said: “I think that when the police left the scene, it gave this mob a feeling of invincibility that made them feel unstoppable.
Police today warned rioters to face “robust action” after last night’s shocking scenes.