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Five teenagers in custody after Moor Park fight involving machete

Posted on - 26th July, 2019 - 8:18pm | Author - | Posted in - Crime, Deepdale, Moor Park, Preston News
Police were called to the Deepdale end of Moor Park Pic: Tony Worrall
Police were called to the Deepdale end of Moor Park Pic: Tony Worrall

Five teenage boys have been arrested after a fight involving a machete in a city park.

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Preston Police say the fight took place between two rival groups of teenage boys in Moor Park around 4.35pm on Friday (26 July).

Two boys, aged 14 and 15, have been treated in hospital for minor cut wounds. They are two of the five under arrest.

Insp Zeg Awan from Preston Police said: “We hope that this does not overly concern people – it’s not about targeting them, it is about making sure we do all we can to keep them and where they live safe, whilst offering reassurance and maintaining a presence in the area.

“We think that the fight today, which happened on Moor Park close to the Deepdale Stadium, was in relation to a dispute between two groups who are known to each other and we have arrested five boys aged between 14 and 15, on suspicion of affray.

“We do not believe there is a threat to the wider public and would advise people to carry on with their plans as normal.”

The teenagers have all been arrested on suspicion of affray.

Read more: Moor Park violence sees police issue Section 60 order

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101 quoting 1214 of July 26th.

Police have explicitly asked for anyone with dashcam footage which may show the fight or the period before or after it to get in touch.

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