Dear Members of South Leicester,
Hello, hope you all are well. Please could you see the below relating to an appeal of a violent disorder in the Saffron Lane area that occurred on Thurs 12th July.
Anyone with any information or if they have any car dash cam footage is urged to contact us.
Thank you for your Support.
PCSO Ali Haq
Wigston Police Station
APPEAL Incident Number: 18*327176
Detectives investigating a violent disorder in two streets in the Saffron Lane area of Leicester have arrested a number of people in connection with the reports.
Extensive enquiries are continuing into the incidents which were reported around 5.50pm on Thursday 12 July in Windley Road and Bloomfield Road.
Witnesses reported seeing two men running after a car with axes on Windley Road. Later on the same evening, at 6.30pm, police were called to reports of a group of men in the street with large knives.
Three men, aged 21, 23, 25 and two teenage boys, aged 16 and 17, have been arrested on suspicion of violent disorder and have since been released under investigation.
Three other men, aged 19, 23 and 26, were voluntarily interviewed and are assisting officers with their enquiries.
Detective Inspector Esther Scott is leading the investigation. She said: “This was a significant incident in the area and would have caused those living and working in the area a great deal of concern. We’d like to reassure the local community that we are taking these reports extremely seriously.
“In order to reach a successful outcome in this investigation, it’s imperative that we speak to as many witnesses as possible and establish the circumstances surrounding the incidents.
“If you witnessed the incident or have any information about it then please get in touch. If you don’t wish to contact the police directly then you can contact Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.”
Anyone who wishes to contact the police is asked to call 101, quoting crime number 18*327176