Second arrest made following report of fight in Granby Street, Leicester
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A second arrest has been made by officers following a report of a fight in Granby Street, Leicester.
A 15-year-old boy, of Leicester, has been arrested on suspicion of affray in connection with the incident which happened on Saturday evening (15 July).
He has since been released on police bail while the investigation continues.
Police were called to the area at 8.28pm on Saturday following a report of around four males fighting. It was also reported that some of the males were in possession of bladed weapons.
Police immediately attended the scene.
A 17-year-old male was found nearby with a slash wound injury. He was taken to hospital where he received treatment and was later discharged.
The 17-year-old male was arrested on suspicion of affray and later released on police bail.
Three weapons, including a machete and a baton, have now been recovered from the scene as part of enquiries.
The investigation remains ongoing and police continue to appeal to anyone with any information to make contact. This includes appealing to speak to a group of people who are understood to have ran towards the train station following the incident. Police are appealing to speak to these people as witnesses.
Detective Sergeant Jim Muzzell said: “We have now made two arrests in relation to this incident and have recovered three weapons from the scene. We are continuing to carry out a full investigation including reviewing CCTV and speaking with witnesses.
“From our enquiries, we understand a group of people in the area ran towards the train station following the incident who we would like to speak to as witnesses. Please think back to if this was you and if you ran towards the train station at the time of this incident. If this is you, please do make contact with us - you are not in any trouble but your information could help us with our enquiries.
“We also continue to appeal to anyone else who has any information in relation to the incident to make contact - it is not too late to speak with us. As we have previously said, we know a number of people were in the area at the time. If you saw any of the incident, or have heard anything since the incident which could help our enquiries, please do make contact.
“Similarly, if you have any CCTV, dashcam footage or phone footage from the area at the time, please also check this and get in touch.
“Thank you to everyone who has assisted us so far in this investigation.”
Anyone with any information can report online at www.leics.police.uk or call 101 quoting incident 23*437647.