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Witnesses sought following alleged affray and assault in Long Eaton

Posted on 24th January 2017

We are investigating an allegation that a group of men verbally and physically attacked people in a fast food restaurant.

Several witnesses to the alleged incident have made contact with us and we have arrested five people but we now believe there could be other witnesses who have yet to come forward and we’re trying to trace them.

Shortly after 8pm on Thursday, December 22, we received several calls to KFC in Cross Street, Long Eaton. Witnesses told us that a group of young men had been in the restaurant and had been verbally abusive, caused criminal damage and had thrown a golf club at a 22-year-old customer, which broke his jaw.

The group had left when we arrived, as had several potential witnesses who helped staff eject the group from the restaurant.

The people we arrested – two boys aged 14 and 16 and three men aged 18, 19 and 19, have all been released on bail while we continue our inquiries.

Witnesses or anyone with information should call DC Sarah Witham on 101, quoting reference 16000429268. Alternatively, send her a message online by visiting the Contact Us section of our website www.derbyshire.police.uk/Contact-Us.

You can also call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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