Youths clash in massive 50 person street brawl

Youths clash in massive 50 person street brawl

Youths clash in massive 50 person street brawl

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YOUTHS clashed in a massive 50 person street brawl during which a police officer was attacked and seven people were arrested.

Overnight on Sunday Sussex Police received 20 separate calls from members of the public as a fight erupted in Dorsten Square, Bewbush, Crawley.

Baseball bats and stones were used as weapons and two people are believed to have been hit by a car.

Police are investigating the possibility the brawl was due to a spat between two rival factions.

Six people were arrested on suspicion of affray and at least one on suspicion of assault on a police officer.

A number of people required hospital treatment, but there are not thought to be any serious injuries at this time.

Chief Inspector Justina Beeken, Crawley district policing commander, said: "There has been growing tension among this particular group, but I would like to stress that we are not connecting it with the stabbing incident in Bewbush last Thursday. We are certain that the two incidents are not related.

"However, I will not tolerate this sort of disorder and my officers are working to deal with those responsible and identify others involved. I am determined that we will put an end to this unrest and I am appealing to members of the local community, who are understandably concerned and who do feel threatened, to help us with our enquiries.

"We are working with our partners in Crawley Borough Council and from other agencies to tackle the issues that have caused this incident. We are appealing for calm, and for members of the community to assist us in resolving tensions.

All of the arrested people come from Crawley. A 24-year-old man and a 16-year-old boy were arrested on suspicion of affray.

A 21-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm with intent and violent disorder.

A 16-year-old boy was arrested on suspicion of threats to kill and a 14-year-old boy was arrested on suspicion of possession of an offensive weapon in a public place.

A 15-year-old boy was arrested on suspicion of assaulting a police officer and using threatening, abusive or insulting words or behaviour.

A 48-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of causing actual bodily harm.

Anyone with information should call 101 or email 101@sussex.pnn.police.uk quoting serial 1628 of 27/07 or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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1:19pm Mon 28 Jul 14

Roundbill says...

The school holidays have begun...
The school holidays have begun... Roundbill
  • Score: 4

2:35pm Mon 28 Jul 14

Youlikemyjugs says...

Bewbush - say no more.

I would hermetically seal the whole place off and let them all do what ever they wanted to each other, as long as they didn't expect police or other agencies to spend valuable resources in intervening.
Bewbush - say no more. I would hermetically seal the whole place off and let them all do what ever they wanted to each other, as long as they didn't expect police or other agencies to spend valuable resources in intervening. Youlikemyjugs
  • Score: 7

2:49pm Mon 28 Jul 14

BiggerH says...

perhaps it was Secret Cinema doing a showing of West Side Story?
perhaps it was Secret Cinema doing a showing of West Side Story? BiggerH
  • Score: 0

2:59pm Mon 28 Jul 14

Fairfax Aches says...

A prolonged and intensive bout of napalm would resolve the dispute on both sides.
A prolonged and intensive bout of napalm would resolve the dispute on both sides. Fairfax Aches
  • Score: 4

3:08pm Mon 28 Jul 14

Youlikemyjugs says...

Fairfax Aches wrote:
A prolonged and intensive bout of napalm would resolve the dispute on both sides.
Genius!
[quote][p][bold]Fairfax Aches[/bold] wrote: A prolonged and intensive bout of napalm would resolve the dispute on both sides.[/p][/quote]Genius! Youlikemyjugs
  • Score: 0

7:30pm Mon 28 Jul 14

mangothecat says...

Youths clash and a 48 year old woman is arrested - probably one of their Nans!!
Youths clash and a 48 year old woman is arrested - probably one of their Nans!! mangothecat
  • Score: 5

11:58pm Mon 28 Jul 14

whatevernext2013 says...

Youlikemyjugs wrote:
Bewbush - say no more.

I would hermetically seal the whole place off and let them all do what ever they wanted to each other, as long as they didn't expect police or other agencies to spend valuable resources in intervening.
jugs you do get around don t you
[quote][p][bold]Youlikemyjugs[/bold] wrote: Bewbush - say no more. I would hermetically seal the whole place off and let them all do what ever they wanted to each other, as long as they didn't expect police or other agencies to spend valuable resources in intervening.[/p][/quote]jugs you do get around don t you whatevernext2013
  • Score: 0

6:46am Tue 29 Jul 14

Youlikemyjugs says...

mangothecat wrote:
Youths clash and a 48 year old woman is arrested - probably one of their Nans!!
This is Bewbush mangothecat, if she's 48 it's probably their great grandmother...
[quote][p][bold]mangothecat[/bold] wrote: Youths clash and a 48 year old woman is arrested - probably one of their Nans!![/p][/quote]This is Bewbush mangothecat, if she's 48 it's probably their great grandmother... Youlikemyjugs
  • Score: 2

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