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Third arrest after fights at La Mare

Third arrest after fights at La Mare

Wednesday 11 May 2022

Third arrest after fights at La Mare

Wednesday 11 May 2022


Police said this morning that a second juvenile has been arrested following what they are calling "an incident of large-scale disorder" on the La Mare de Carteret playing fields on Sunday evening.

The latest arrest follows two arrests - of a 21-year-old man and another juvenile - which were made on Sunday.

"Enquiries are ongoing and officers continue to investigate this matter," said the Police today.

"Anyone who witnessed what happened - particularly those who may have domestic CCTV or dash cam footage of the incident itself or the small-scale incidents which occurred in the area following the Police’s arrival - is asked to get in touch with the Investigation Support Unit (ISU) on 01481 222222."

Police were called to to the playing fields just before 18:00 on Sunday. By 20:15, they said the incident had involved fighting and that a group of around 200 people had gathered at the fields, many of them teenagers and young people.

One person was taken to hospital with minor injuries.

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Pictured: One person required treatment at the Princess Elizabeth Hospital after fighting broke out at La Mare de Carteret playing fields when a group of approximately 200 people gathered there unexpectedly on Sunday.

The disorder at the playing fields took place while half a mile away hundreds of people were on Cobo beach and outside the Cobo Bay Hotel enjoying the first balcony gig of the season.

Police asked parents to collect children who were at the gig or near La Mare de Carteret or Cobo and take them home.

After breaking up the initial disorder, Police said they had "deployed additional resources to the area to deal with a number of minor incidents and disorder offences" which continued to break out.

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