Two men sustain head and leg injures during 10-man street brawl near Burnley
Approximately 10 men were involved in a street fight in Brierfield which resulted in two men sustaining head and leg injuries.
Police were called to Burnley Road after a group of men were seen fighting along the stretch of road between Powerhouse Gym and Dixy Chicken at around 12.10am yesterday (April 1).
Two men received head and leg injuries as a result of the incident and were taken to Burnley General Hospital for treatment.
Two additional men from Brierfield, aged 22 and 23, have been arrested and released on police bail pending further enquiries.
Officers are now appealing to the public for information and/or dash cam footage which may help them locate the men involved.
Det Insp Paul Langley of Burnley Police said: “We know that a number of motorists passed the fight and I would appeal for them to come forward and to ask that if they have any dash cam footage of the incident to please send it to us.
“As a consequence of this disorder emergency resources had to be diverted away from where they are required at this time, in particular NHS staff, during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“To provide reassurance to the local community we have increased police patrols in the Brierfield area. We would however continue to advise people to adhere to the Government guidelines to stay at home, except for very limited purposes.”
If you have any information about the incident contact police by calling 101 or emailing [email protected], quoting crime reference number 0036 of April 1.
Alternatively, independent charity Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at crimestoppers-uk.org.