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Five Arrested In Malton Disturbance


2:19pm 27th August 2013

Malton police are appealing for information following a violent disturbance in Milton Avenue on Bank Holiday Monday (26 August 2013).

Officers say that at around 12.50pm two vehicles pulled up in the street and a group of around 10 people got out carrying implements including a baseball bat and garden tools.

They approached a property and threatened the occupant before some of the group began fighting with three people in the street, say police.

The victims, three local men, sustained only minor injuries as a result of the attack, say North Yorkshire Police.

Officers arrested three people in connection with the incident at the time and arrested two further suspects on Tuesday 27 August.  

Police are appealing for anyone who has any information and has not yet spoken to the police to contact them.

PC Tim Welford of Malton Safer Neighbourhood Team, 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 were not at risk.

“For added reassurance and to assist the investigation, the mobile police office will be situated in Milton Avenue for three days and will be staffed by officers from the local Safer Neighbourhood Team. Members of the public can drop by and discuss any concerns they have or to pass on any information.

“We are appealing for anyone who saw what happened, including the vehicles driving off from the scene to get in touch. No matter how insignificant you believe your information is, please do not hesitate to contact us, either by phone or in person at the mobile police office.”

Anyone with any information is asked to contact North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 2 and ask for PC Tim Welford. Or email tim.welford@northyorkshire.pnn.police.uk

Alternatively, you can pass information anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Please quote incident number 12130147562 when passing on information about this incident.


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