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Metal poles used in large scale Bowthorpe fight

PUBLISHED: 07:00 12 November 2010 | UPDATED: 16:14 12 November 2010

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Five people have been arrested following a large scale fight between two groups of people involving metal and wooded poles.

Four people were injured during the melee that broke out between two large groups of men and women at the junction of Goodhale Road and Noot Alley, Bowthorpe.

Officers are still hunting two people in connection with the disorder which broke out sometime between 9.30pm and 11.30pm on Saturday, October 30.

Windows at a property on Goodhale Road were smashed during the disturbance which led to at least two people requiring treatment at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital.

The five people that have been arrested have all been released on bail until December. No charges have yet been made.

Andrew Wiltshire, a Norwich City councillor for Bowthorpe, said he was “shocked” to hear about the outbreak of violence and urged anyone with information to contact police.

He said: “To be honest I’m quite shocked. It’s not something we normally have to deal with. We get occasional scuffles like you get anywhere, but nothing on that scale.

“If anyone has any information they ought to come forward and speak to the police so we can try and make sure it doesn’t happen again.”

Mr Wiltshire condemned the violence as “unacceptable” and would not be tolerated in Bowthorpe.

He added: “If anyone is concerned about anything going on they can either call the safer neighbourhood team or me so we can try and resolve it together. If anyone wants any support they only need to pick up the phone.”

A spokesman for Norfolk police said: “Officers are keen to speak to anyone who may have witnessed what happened or with any information relating to any of the males and females involved. Contact PCVanessa Wilkinson at Norfolk Constabulary on 0845 456 4567 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”

<t> To contact a member of the Bowthorpe and Costessey Safer Neighbourhood Team call 0845 456 4567 or email sntbowthorpeandcostessey@norfolk.pnn.police.uk

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