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Two men were injured during a fight in Leicester’s Melton Road, which involved around 20 people, some of which were carrying bladed weapons.

The incident happened just after 1am on Saturday morning (October 15), when a group, involving around 20 people, were reported to be in the area arguing. Officers were informed that some of the people were in possession of weapons including a knife.

Picture: Leicestershire Police

Two people were injured in the incident and two men, aged 26 and 24, both of Leicester, have been arrested on suspicion of assault in connection with the incident.

The 26-year-old man has since been released on police bail. The 24-year-old man has been released under investigation.

Temporary Chief Constable Rob Nixon, said in a statement that they were not linking the incident to the violence, which took place in East Leicester during August and September.

“A full investigation is ongoing into this report to establish the full circumstances. It is important to inform you that, from our enquiries, we can confirm at this stage this incident is not being linked to the disorder which we have previously seen in the East Leicester area,” he said. “It is important we share this with you to prevent misinformation being shared.

“However, this does not mean that we are treating this incident any differently and a team of officers are currently carrying out full enquiries including making contact with the victims and witnesses, checking CCTV and gathering evidence.

“Please be reassured that our investigative work does continue and that our high-visibility police patrols in the area also remain in place.

“Thank you as always for your ongoing support. In recent weeks, we have seen calm in the area and I urge for this to carry on. Please continue to work with us, to report any concerns or incidents to us and to ensure that only information which is known to be true is being shared including on social media.”

Enquiries into the incident remain ongoing.

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