FIVE males have now been arrested in connection with violent disorder in Nuneaton last night (Monday 15 July).
The five were arrested after police responded to reports of violence in several locations in the town centre.
A 16-year-old boy from Nottingham and a 17-year-old boy from Nuneaton were both arrested on suspicion of violent disorder before being taken to hospital where they are being treated for stab wounds. Their injuries are not thought to be life-threatening or life-changing.
A 19-year-old man from Nuneaton was arrested on suspicion of violent disorder before being taken to hospital where he was treated for a stab wound. He has since been released and is currently in police custody.
A 15-year-old boy from Cannock and a 16-year-old boy from Nuneaton were also arrested on suspicion of violent disorder and are currently in police custody.
At 7.02pm police were called to a report of violence in Queens Road. Following this disorder was also reported in Mount Street, Coton Road and Pool Bank Recreation Ground.
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Superintendent Mike Smith said: “Following the appalling scenes in Nuneaton last night I would like to reassure local people that we have launched a thorough investigation to identify those responsible for the disorder to ensure they are quickly brought to justice.
“The violence occurred across a number of different sites so detectives are working hard to establish exactly what happened and who was involved.
“At this time we believe that all those involved were known to each other and other members of the public were not targeted.
“I would like to thank local people who provided support to our officers last night as they responded to this incident.
“Our local Safer Neighbourhood Team will be conducting high visibility patrols in the town and working closely with the local community to provide reassurance following this incident.”
Anyone with information can call 101 quoting incident 346 of 15 July 2019.
Detectives have also set up an e-mail address for anyone who can provide information. They are particularly keen for people to send CCTV, mobile phone or dashcam footage of the incidents. Please e-mail: OperationOaklawn@warwickshire.pnn.police.uk
You can also report information about crime by contacting the independent crime-fighting charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or through their Anonymous Online Form at www.crimestoppers-uk.org. No personal details are taken, information cannot be traced or recorded and you will not go to court.