Street brawl between 10 men using 'sledgehammer' and 'knives' breaks out after Lancaster collision

A group of up to 10 men began fighting, with some using knives, bottles and a sledgehammer, after a collision in Lancaster.

Wednesday, 6th May 2020, 6:10 pm
Updated Wednesday, 6th May 2020, 6:12 pm

A Vauxhall Corsa and a white transit van collided on Alexandra Road in the Skerton area at around 5.15pm on Sunday, May 3.

A group of up to 10 people gathered and began fighting, with some using knives, bottles and a sledgehammer, shortly afterwards.

Broken bottles, metal poles and a half-full uncapped ammonia container were also found to close to the scene.

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The majority of the group made off from the scene when officers arrived, but two males had sustained facial injuries.

Detectives are now appealing for witnesses and any potential footage of the collision and subsequent street brawl to help with their enquiries

DI Kathryn Riley from Lancaster CID said: "This group showed blatant disregard not just for each other, but for those living in the area by basically fighting in the middle of the street in full view of people in the vicinity.

"We are still piecing together exactly what happened and the part that each person involved played. So, it is really important that anyone with any CCTV or dash cam footage of this melee speaks to us. Similarly, if you filmed it on your phone, please come forward."

A group ofup to 10 people began fighting, with some using knives, bottles and a sledgehammer, after a collision on Alexandra Road. (Credit: Google)

Five people have been arrested in relation to the incident.

They are men aged 21, 24, 25 and 30 from Lancaster and a 33-year-old man from Carnforth.

The 25-year-old man is still in police custody and the others have been bailed pending early enquiries until early June.

Anyone with information or footage can email [email protected] or [email protected]

You can also call 101 quoting 1087 of May 3rd.

Alternatively, independent charity Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at crimestoppers-uk.org.