Seven people arrested after fight involving machetes and bats breaks out on Fleetwood car park

Detectives investigating a large armed fight on a public car park in Fleetwood have arrested seven people.

Wednesday, 14th April 2021, 2:01 pm
Updated Wednesday, 14th April 2021, 2:04 pm

Men armed with weapons, including baseball bats and machetes, reportedly started a fight in The Esplanade car park at around 8.05pm on Monday, April 12.

The group then made off from the scene in two vehicles as officers arrived.

Today (April 14), seven people were arrested overnight and this morning following a "number of enquiries".

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Three men aged 25, 28 and 41, two men aged 23 and a 22-year-old man, as well as a teenage boy, all from Fleetwood, have been arrested on suspicion of public order offences and are in custody.

Detectives are continuing to appeal for information and urging anyone who witnessed the disorder, or has video footage of the incident, to come forward.

Det Insp Abi Finch-Hall, of Blackpool Police, said: "We have a made a number of arrests and resources have been increased in the area.

"You should expect to see a substantial police presence in the area in the coming days while our enquiries continue.

"Incidents of this nature are rare and we understand this will have caused some concern in parts of the community."

Anyone with information can contact police by calling 101 or emailing [email protected], quoting log number 1539 of April 12.

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