Seven arrested after large fight in Arnold town centre

 Seven arrested after large fight in Arnold town centre

PICTURED: Asda’s supermarket in Front Street

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Police have made seven arrests after responding to calls about a large fight in Arnold town centre.

Officers were called at 4.35pm yesterday (October 9) to a report of a group of people fighting in Front Street in Arnold near the Asda supermarket.

Within minutes of the call, officers arrived at the scene and arrested seven boys, aged between 13 and 16, in connection with the incident.

Police are now appealing for anyone with any information to get in touch as soon as possible.

Inspector Chris Pearson, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “It is believed that a large number of people were involved in the incident and I am pleased that officers acted swiftly to make seven arrests.

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Police made seven arrests

“While reports of disorder are concerning, tonight’s incident is an isolated occurrence and the individuals involved are known to one another.

“It was reported that some people were in possession of knives, however, no one is believed to have been injured.

“Knife crime and violence will not be tolerated on our streets and we will always work closely with our partners to take action against those who commit such offences.

“We have stepped up patrols in Arnold this evening and they will continue over the weekend to provide reassurance.

“Please speak to our officers if you have any concerns.

“If you witnessed the incident this afternoon or have any information or footage that could aid us in our investigation, please do not hesitate to contact Nottinghamshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 477 of 9 October 2020.”

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