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15 February 2012, 10:45 | Updated: 15 February 2012, 11:58
Two people were stabbed and police officers injured when trouble broke out near Luton Town Hall early this morning.
The incident was reported to the police by CCTV operators at 3.09am in Gordon Street.
A large group of people had congregated in the street before a fight began, leaving two men with stab wounds.
The men, thought to be in their 20s, were taken to the hospital for treatment. Their wounds are not thought to be serious.
Officers quickly attended the scene and the group began to leave the area within minutes.
Three police officers were slightly injured during the incident and suffered cuts and bruising.
A man aged 20, was arrested on suspicion of possessing an offensive weapon and another aged 18, was arrested on suspicion of affray. They are both being questioned by officers.
Detective Chief Inspector Steve Vesztrocy, leading the investigation in to the disorder, is appealing for anyone who saw the incident to come forward and speak with the police.
DCI Vesztrocy said: “Bedfordshire Police will not tolerate violence in our county. It would appear approximately 100 people were in the area at the time of the disorder with only a handful of people directly involved. We will now continue our investigation and review all CCTV. Anyone identified committing an offence should expect a visit from Bedfordshire Police in the near future.”