Armed brawl: four arrested

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FOUR men have been arrested in connection with an armed fight in Scarborough town centre.

Four men also needed hospital treatment but their wounds were not thought to be life-threatening.

The mass brawl, which involved the use of actual and home-made weapons, happened in several areas, including Columbus Ravine, Hoxton Road and Dean Road Cemetery at 1.50am on Saturday.

Officers searched Dean Road Cemetery looking for clues in connection with the incident on Saturday.

Sgt Richard Mallinson, of Scarborough Police, said: This was a large scale fight between several males which appears to have been organised.”

One of the improvised weapons was mace-like – a stick with nails hammered into it.

“Several people are in custody and we are hoping further arrests will be made,” said Sgt Mallinson.

It is understood that one of the men injured required stitches for a head injury.

A North Yorkshire Police spokesman said that there had been four arrests made in connection with the incident – two 19-year-old men, an 18-year-old man and a 17-year-old youth.

At the time of going to press no one had been charged in connection with the incident.

Anyone who was in the area at the time of the incident or has any information in connection with it is urged to contact Sgt Mallinson, quoting incident number 43 of May 14, on 0845 6060247.