Two injured, one taken to hospital but police move in quickly to quell large scale disturbance in Wisbech tonight
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Two people were injured – and one of them taken to hospital – after rival groups clashed in a street fight in Wisbech tonight.
The area around Church Terrace was closed after a heavy police presence brought the disturbance to an end.
“I can confirm that no persons have been shot nor any firearm has been used during this incident,” said a police spokesperson.
The statement was issued to quell intense social media speculation about the incident,
The spokesperson said: “Officers and ambulance teams are currently dealing with a disorder incident on Church Terrace in Wisbech.
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“The area has been closed off while an investigation takes place.”
The spokesperson added: “Two persons have received injuries during this incident, one has been taken to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital at King’s Lynn for treatment.
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“Their injuries are not life threatening and no one has died.”
One eyewitness said they saw “a big fight” and police responded quickly – and in force – to the incident.
Another said they saw a group of young people heading towards Norfolk Street just before the fight broke out.
He described it as an ongoing dispute between rival groups and attributed it to “street justice”.
Another said: “I saw them all going passed the bingo hall about 15 minutes before it happened: there was around 30 of them.”