Group armed with weapons involved in Bedford street fight on New Year's Day

Police are appealing for witnesses

By Holly Patel
Monday, 11th January 2021, 11:15 am
Updated Monday, 11th January 2021, 11:16 am

Police are investigating after a verbal altercation, involving approximately 10 people, escalated into physical violence in a Bedford street on New Year's Day.

At around 1am in Offa Road, a group of approximately 10 people, including men and women, were involved in a verbal altercation before the situation escalated into physical violence.

Three of the offenders were described as white men who were shirtless, and some of the group were armed with various weapons, including a large knife.

Police are appealing for witnesses

Detective Sergeant Patrick Allerton, who is supporting the investigation, said: “As this incident happened shortly after midnight on New Year’s Day, we are hoping there may be a number of people who might have witnessed it.

“This type of violent incident will not be tolerated in our county, and we are keen to speak to anyone who has information that might lead to us identifying the perpetrators.”

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the police online, or by calling 101 and quoting reference number 40/204/21.

Alternatively, you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.