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Three youths arrested after ‘serious assaults in town fight'

Three youths arrested after ‘serious assaults in town fight'

Sunday 07 November 2021

Three youths arrested after ‘serious assaults in town fight'

Three youths have been arrested on suspicion of grave and criminal assault following a reported fight in town.

Police said a group of young people had been gathered in the area of Ann Street/Charles Street around 20:00 on Thursday when the fight allegedly broke out.

They said the brawl was mostly between two young males – one of whom “ran away down Charles Street onto Bath Street, and then down Minden Place towards Burrard Street” and was “pursued by a large group of teenage youths” as he did so.

The boy was then said to have attempted to jump into a number of passing vehicles before getting into a taxi and leaving the area, again pursued by the group.

He suffered injuries to his face that had to be treated in A&E.

Providing more information in an appeal for information, officers said: “The male who ran away is in his mid-teens.  He’s approximately 5’7” tall with bushy dark hair.  He was wearing a black hooded jacket with some white detailing and grey / black workman’s trousers.  He sustained injuries to his face, which were treated at the Emergency Department, from where he was released after a short time.

“The other individual suspected to be directly involved in the fight is a 20-year-old male.  He is approximately 6’2” tall.  At the time of the fight he is believed to have been wearing a black balaclava, black waterproof jacket and black jacket.”

They said the 20-year-old had been arrested on suspicion of grave and criminal assault, and was being held in police custody yesterday. 

Two other young people were also arrested and held in custody yesterday on suspicion of the same offence – a 17-year-old girl and a 14-year-old boy.

Anyone with more information or who saw the fight and chase is urged to get in contact with Police by calling 612612 or making an anonymous report via the Crimestoppers’ website.

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