UPDATE: Two men bailed after armed street fight in Hampton

Two men have been released on police bail after an armed street fight in Hampton in Peterborough.

Monday, 6th June 2016, 9:32 am
Updated Monday, 6th June 2016, 10:37 am
Police Incident, Hampton, Peterborough 03/06/2016. Picture by Terry Harris / Peterborough Telegraph.

Three men were arrested following the brawl on Friday, June 3.

Armed police sealed of three streets in Hampton at 4pm after being called to a fight involving several armed men and reports that a handgun had been seen.

Two men have now been given bail until August 2 and a third man has been released without charge following the incident which saw two people taken to hospital, although their injuries are not believed to be serious.

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Police Incident, Hampton, Peterborough 03/06/2016. Picture by Terry Harris / Peterborough Telegraph.

Seven police units and an ambulance were called to the incident with several armed officers in attendance as Delves Way and Bank Avenue opposite Hampton College were sealed off as well as Harn Road.

Police were called to reports which described the scene as violent ‘melee’ involving several men. The Peterborough Telegraph understands the men were all known to each other. Reports suggested the men were armed and that a handgun had been seen.

A Cambridgeshire Police control room spokesman said: “Officers were called to reports of a violent incident in the street. There were reports that a male had been attacked by three men. There was a suggestion that a handgun might have been seen so the response was proportionate. Officers arrested three suspects at the scene.”

Insp Nik Percival said that police officers dealt with the incident, made three arrests and the scene was cleared by 5.30pm.

Delves Way, Hampton, was cordoned off by police investigating the incident on Friday evening. Picture Terry Harris.

He added: “If any witnesses could contact us on 101 that would be appreciated.”

Witnesses can also report details anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

Police Incident, Hampton, Peterborough 03/06/2016. Picture by Terry Harris / Peterborough Telegraph.
Delves Way, Hampton, was cordoned off by police investigating the incident on Friday evening. Picture Terry Harris.