12 July 2013, 12:21
Police are investigating four fights in Milton Keynes that have left a number of people injured.
In one of them, in Campbell Park, a man suffered a dislocated shoulder. In another, in Fishermead, another man suffered a neck injury.
Police are trying to find people with information about what happened in any of the altercations.
The first happened on Monday 8 July 2013 at around 8.15pm in Adelphi Street, Campbell Park, when there was a fight in the street involving a group of men.
During the fight a 26-year-old man sustained a dislocated shoulder and was taken to MK General Hospital. He has since been released.Some property and a vehicle were also damaged. Police have told Heart the group were all black men, in their late teens early twenties.
On Tuesday 9 July at North Tenth Street, Central Milton Keynes, a fight between two men took place. This was captured on CCTV and a 24-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of assault.
Also on Tuesday 9 July at around 5.50pm in Gurnards Avenue, Fishermead, police say a dispute between two groups of men over a driving incident took place, which resulted in a fight and a 23-year-old sustaining injuries to his neck. He did not require hospital treatment. The group were all black men, in their twenties.
Police were then called on Wednesday 10 July to an incident where a 16-year-old boy was assaulted in an alleyway in Fishermead. The boy did not require any hospital treatment. He was attacked by an unknown group of youths.
Local Police Area Commander for Milton Keynes, Supt Barry Halliday, said: “We believe these incidents are not linked and we have stepped up our patrols in the area.
"I would like to reassure the community this type of activity will not be tolerated and anyone caught will be dealt with robustly.
“We are keen to speak to anyone with information about any of these incidents and they are asked to call 101.
“We have made an arrest in connection to one of the incidents and we will thoroughly investigating all these incidents.”
Anyone with information should contact Thames Valley Police Enquiry Centre on 101.
If you don’t want to speak directly to the police, you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at Crimestoppers-uk.org. No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court.