Monday, 6 December 2021

Street brawl involving up to 100 people breaks out in Woking

LONDON: Four people have been arrested in Woking, Surrey, after a fight broke out in the early hours of Christmas Day involving as many as 100 people. Coins were thrown at officers and a number of taxi drivers were reported to have been intimidated during the trouble, which lasted around an hour, Surrey police said. Police and dog units were sent to the scene in Chertsey Road after being called at around 3am, and four people were arrested on suspicion of public order offences. Supt Clinton Blackburn said: “Christmas Eve is a popular night for people to go out and socialise and the majority of party-goers have a good time and enjoy themselves. “However, festivities soured during this unpleasant event, which involved a large group of people fighting in the street. “A number of officers and dog units were deployed to the scene in order to disperse the group from Woking town centre with the support of the NPAS [National Police Air Service] helicopter. “Officers quickly took a grip of the situation and worked hard to bring it under control effectively and safely, under challenging circumstances, which included having coins thrown at them, and by 4am the area had returned to normal.” Police have appealed for anyone who may have filmed the fight on their phone to contact them and for witnesses to come forward.

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