Police launch public appeal after two arrested in Letchworth fight

Police have named the crash victims of an M1 incident as a couple from Dunmow. Picture: ARCHANT

Police have named the crash victims of an M1 incident as a couple from Dunmow. Picture: ARCHANT - Credit: Archant

Police investigating a fight in Letchworth yesterday afternoon in which two men have been arrested have tonight launched a public appeal for information.

Officers were called to Southfields in the town after reports that two men were fighting near the Tesco Express store, which resulted in a shop window being smashed in the nearby Macron Store.

Following the incident – which took place between 3pm and 3.15pm – a 42-year-old man from Hitchin was taken to hospital for treatment for a facial injury, where he remains.

The man has been arrested on suspicion of affray, possession of a bladed weapon and criminal damage.

Another man, who is 33 and from Letchworth, was arrested on suspicion of affray and possession of a bladed weapon.


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He has also been admitted to hospital due to the injuries he sustained.

Today, Herts police have launched a public appeal for witnesses to come forward.

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Detective Constable Geoff Scarborough, from the North Herts Local Crime Unit, said: “Due to the nature and location of the incident, we believe it would have caused a disturbance to local residents who may have seen or heard what happened.

“Therefore we are appealing to anyone who was in the area at the time who may be able to help us with our enquiries to please come forward and speak to us if they have not done so already. You can contact us on the non-emergency number 101, quoting ISR 445 of September 10, or report information online at www.contacthertspolice.uk/Report/Crime.”

Alternatively, you can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or through the anonymous online form at www.crimestoppers-uk.org.

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