Preston teenager stabbed in armed gang fight

A teenager has been stabbed during a mass brawl on the streets of Preston.

Tuesday, 18th December 2018, 1:01 pm
Updated Wednesday, 19th December 2018, 7:28 am
The gang fight happened in Kent Street, Deepdale on Monday December 17.

Two groups of men, understood to be from rival gangs, engaged in an armed street fight in Deepdale on Monday night.

Police responded to reports of a 'large scale disturbance' at 8.20pm on Kent Street after four men in a black Fiesta were attacked by another group of men.

It is thought that a total of between 10 to 12 men were involved in the brawl, with a number of the men armed with bladed weapons.

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The gang fight happened in Kent Street, Deepdale on Monday December 17.

One of the men from the car, a 19-year-old, received slash wounds to his hands and ankle.

A second man, also 19-years-old, suffered minor facial injuries.

The Fiesta was seized and officers are looking to trace the people involved.

DI Martin Pearson from Preston Police said: “We are still in the early stages of our investigation and so I would urge anyone who witnessed the incident or knows who was involved to get in touch as they could have vital information to assist our investigation.”

It is the latest in a series of violent incidents involving rival gangs in Deepdale.

On November 17, two men, aged 17 and 18, were arrested after they attacked each other with samurai swords in Romford Road, Deepdale.

One of the men suffered serious cuts to his face and arms and was taken to Blackpool Victoria Hospital.

You can call 01772 209935 or if you fail to get an answer, 101, quoting incident reference 1353 of December 17.

Alternatively, independent charity Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555111 or online at crimestoppers-uk.org.