Firearms officers called to Lewes street fight involving ten people and weapons

Firearms officers responded to reports of ten people fighting and damaging vehicles with bricks and baseball bats in Lewes last night.

Thursday, 8th July 2021, 11:26 am
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Officers were called to the scene in Horsfield Road, Lewes, at just before 8.10pm.

The incident started with an altercation between four men, before it escalated to reports of 10 people fighting and damaging vehicles with bricks and baseball bats, police said.

One man suffered a laceration to his head and was taken to hospital for treatment and another man and two woman sustained injuries but did not need hospital treatment, confirmed police.

Firearms officers attended due to the report of weapons being used and arrested two men aged 25 and 21, a boy aged 16 and three women aged 51, 21 and 32 on suspicion of various offences including affray, assault and criminal damage.

They are in custody apart from the 32-year-old woman who has been released under investigation.

Inspector Justin Ingham said: “We responded swiftly after receiving reports of disorder and fighting in the Landport area of Lewes on Wednesday night.

“Officers made a number of arrests and enquiries are continuing today.

“This type of incident will not be tolerated in our local community.

“We are increasing our patrols in the area and would like to hear from anyone who witnessed the events last night or has any information which can help our investigation.”

Report online or ring 101 quoting serial 1299 of 07/07.