Three arrested after two violent incidents in Stevenage at the weekend

THREE people were arrested following two violent incidents in Stevenage over the weekend. The first happened on Friday night at 11.55 in Mobbsbury Way when a man in his 50s suffered head injuries and is in a critical condition in hospital. Police later ar

THREE people were arrested following two violent incidents in Stevenage over the weekend.

The first happened on Friday night at 11.55 in Mobbsbury Way when a man in his 50s suffered head injuries and is in a critical condition in hospital.

Police later arrested a 19-year-old man from Stevenage.

The second incident happened on Saturday night at 11.20 in the High Street in the Old Town when a man in is 40s suffered injuries and was taken to hospital. A short time later two men were arrested.

Chief Insp Julie Wheatley said: "We understand some people may have concerns about these incidents but I would like to reassure residents that officers in Stevenage are continuously working hard to ensure people are safe and feel safe.

"Specific high visibility operations run in Stevenage at weekends to prevent drunken behaviour escalating.

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"Residents of Stevenage should feel confident that these incidents are in a minority. We have had reassurance patrols in Mobbsbury Way and investigations continue into both incidents.