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UPDATED: Thugs attack men in Malton street
10:35am Wednesday 28th August 2013 in News
A GROUP of thugs carrying garden tools and a baseball bat attacked three men in broad daylight in Malton, police have said, and six people - including a 16-year-old boy - have been arrested over the incident.
Ten people approached a house in Milton Avenue carrying the weapons and threatened the occupant before some of the group started fighting with three men in the street in what police described as a “violent disturbance”.
Two vehicles pulled up in the street at around 12.50pm on Monday, before several members of the group targeted the men in the street. The victims, all local, sustained only minor injuries.
Two women and three men have been arrested, but North Yorkshire Police are appealing for anyone with information about the attack to come forward.
PC Tim Welford, of Malton Police, said: “This was a frightening incident and caused a lot of concern among the local community at the time.
“We would like to reassure residents that we believe the incident was an isolated one and that the wider community are not at risk.”
He said the mobile police office would be in the street for three days.
On Monday, following the attack, a 22-year-old woman and two men aged 18 and 19, all from the Malton area, were arrested.
On Tuesday, a 21-year-old woman and a 25-year-old man, also from Malton, were also arrested. They were in police custody for questioning. All five have now been released on bail.
Now police have confirmed a sixth person - a 16-year-old boy from Knaresborough - was detained on Tuesday afternoon and questioned by officers in connection with the incident. He has been released on police bail while the investigation continues.
Anyone with information is asked to phone PC Welford on 101, or email email@example.com or to phone Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800555111, quoting incident number 12130147562.