‘It was utterly appalling’ – Two men arrested after late night violence in Hitchin town centre

Police arrest two men after late night violence in Hitchin.

Police arrest two men after late night violence in Hitchin. - Credit: Archant

Two men were arrested in the early hours of Sunday morning after ‘utterly appalling’ scenes in Hitchin town centre.

A 42-year-old man from the town was arrested for a public order offence outside Osinsky’s on Market Place just after 1.30am following reports of a man acting in a threatening manner towards another person.

Between 2.30am and 3.10am a 19-year-old man was punched in the face, with a 20-year-old man from Shefford later arrested.

Both men who were arrested were given a police caution.

In a separate incident, police were called to Brand Street after reports of another fight involving four men just after 1am.


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However, by the time officers arrived the men had fled the scene.

An eyewitness in a wheelchair, staying in a nearby hotel, was using a cashpoint on Market Place at the time of the fight outside Osinsky’s.

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He said: “It was utterly appalling.

“I have never seen anything like it. I am disgusted.“

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