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Seven Arrested After Mass Brawl at Rushey Fields Recreation Ground

A mass brawl took place following a cricket match in Rushey Mead, which saw men armed with weapons including cricket bats.

The incident, which involved around 30 men, happened at Rushey Fields Recreation Ground last night (Sunday, July 16).

Leicester Time: Seven Arrested After Mass Brawl at Rushey Fields Recreation Ground
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Police were called to the park at 7.15pm where it was reported that men were fighting in the area with weapons including cricket bats. It is understood the fight followed a local cricket match being played in the area.

Officers attended which led to people dispersing from the area. One man has reported being injured and has attended hospital.

The force has now confirmed that seven men in total, aged 25, 26, 26, 27, 29, 32 and 42, all from Leicester, have been arrested on suspicion of affray in connection with the incident. They currently remain in police custody.

A dispersal order, under Section 34 of the Anti-Social Behaviour Crime and Policing Act, is now in place at the park and the surrounding area. This means that any person dispersed from the area must not return for an exclusion period of six hours. Failure to comply with the direction is a criminal offence.

The dispersal order covers the area of Rushey Fields Recreation Ground, Melton Road to the intersection with Marfitt Street and Troon Way, Marfitt Street to Gipsy Lane, Barkby Road to Troon Way and Troon Way.

Detective Inspector Jenny Tattersall said: “We are carrying out a full investigation into the incident and are appealing to anyone with any information to make contact.

“If you saw the incident or have any information, please make contact with us. If you have any footage of the incident, including CCTV, phone recordings, dashcam footage or video doorbell footage, please also get in touch.

“A dispersal order has now been placed in the area to help prevent any further disorder and to reduce any alarm or distress caused to members of the public. We understand the concern this incident will have caused and have officers in the area ensuring the dispersal order is not breached and offering reassurance to the community. Please do speak to them about any concerns you have or any information you have.”

You can also report online or by calling 101 quoting incident 524 of 16 July.