Overcast

Overcast

max temp: 10°C

min temp: 9°C

ESTD 1874 Search

Rowhedge: Police injured while breaking up 100-strong brawl

Police called to 100-strong brawl in Rowhedge.

Police called to 100-strong brawl in Rowhedge.

Two police officers were injured as they broke up a fight between around 100 youths in Rowhedge.

The disturbance in the village hall car park in Rectory Road took place just before 6pm on Saturday, after the village regatta.

One officer injured after he was kicked in the shin while a second suffered hand injuries.

A local boy, 16, also suffered a broken wrist during the incident.

Three people were arrested at the scene.

Det Sgt Nick Eliot, of Colchester CID, said: “A large number of young people had gathered in the field and were consuming alcohol. Another incident took place just before where some young men were seen fighting near the basketball court. One of them received a broken wrist.

“We believe people may have filmed the incident on their mobile phones or taken photos. I would urge anyone that does have any footage to get in touch with officers at Colchester CID.

“We are carrying out house to house enquiries in the local area.”

Ch Insp Richard Phillibrown, district commander for Colchester, added: “This is a one off incident and I would urge local residents not to be concerned. We will be working with the organisers of the event to put some measures in place to try and reduce the risk of this happening in the future.”

Anybody with any footage of the incident or with information should contact Colchester CID on 101, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other East Anglian Daily Times visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by East Anglian Daily Times staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique East Anglian Daily Times account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

A judge has said

A judge has warned of the dangers of “vulnerable and impressionable” people watching films or playing video games depicting gang violence and rape after sentencing a Colchester man who planned to tie up a woman and have sex with her after playing Grand Theft Auto.

(left to right) Acting Chief Superintendent Kim Warner of Suffolk Police speaks alongside mother of missing 23-year-old Corrie McKeague, Nicola Urquhart and his brothers Darroch and Makeyan McKeague, during a press conference  at Bury St Edmunds Police Station in Suffolk, as police are investigating the disappearance of the RAF serviceman, who has been missing for more than a week amid fears he may have been kidnapped. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday October 3, 2016. See PA story POLICE McKeague. Photo credit should read: Chris Radburn/PA Wire

The police hunt for missing RAF gunner Corrie McKeague has been labelled “incompetent” by his mother, as an online campaign has raised more than £15,000 to hire a private investigator.

File picture of Essex Police officers carrying out a drug warrant.

Drug paraphernalia and plant growing equipment were seized from a house in Essex.

East Bergholt village centre.

Residents living in a picturesque village in the heart of Constable country have taken their battle to block a development they believe will be a blot on the landscape made famous by the artist to London’s High Court.

Shadow Brexit secretary Keir Starmer speaks in the House of Commons, London

MPs signalled they would back Theresa May’s timetable to leave the European Union after a last minute concession that she would publish her plan for Brexit first.

File picture of a police road closed sign.

There were long delays in Braintree tonight due to a crash.

The crash happened in Sudbury.

A group of people ran away from the scene of a four-vehicle crash in Sudbury today.

Most read

Great Days Out

cover

Click here to view
the Great Days Out
supplement

View

Most commented

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Streetlife

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to the following newsletters:

MyDate24 MyPhotos24