Three arrested following Peterborough street brawl

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Three men have been arrested following a mass brawl in the middle of the day in a Peterborough street involving more than 20 people.

The fight happened in Gladstone Street, Millfield at about 1.30pm on Friday, 12 December.

Three Peterborough men were arrested following the fight.

A number of people were injured in the brawl, with two people taken to Peterborough City Hospital for further treatment.

Now police are appealing for more information about the incident as they continue to investigate.

A spokesman for Cambridgeshire police said: “Police were called at 1.33pm on December 12 with reports of about 20 people fighting outside a mosque in Gladstone Street.

“Police and ambulance attended the scene.

“Two men were taken by ambulance to hospital with minor injuries.

“A number of men sustained minor injuries.”

One witness, who asked to remain anonymous, said: “Gladstone Street was locked down. There were police everywhere, and the street was closed at both ends.

“The fight happened just after Friday prayers at the Mosque, and there were a lot of people involved.

“There have been a lot of people talking about what happened.”

A spokesman for the East of England Ambulance Service said: “A rapid response car and an ambulance were dispatched to Gladstone Street, Peterborough following a number of calls around 1.45pm on Friday, December 12. One man thought to be in his late thirties, was taken to Peterborough City Hospital after suffering head injuries.

“The second patient had suffered an eye injury.”

A 27-year-old man, a 24-year-old man and a 29 year-old man, all from Peterborough have been arrested by police on suspicion of affray.

They have been given bail until January 26 next year.

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101, or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.