Attempted murder arrests after Stoke-on-Trent pre-funeral brawl
Written by The Newsroom on August 22, 2019
Two men have been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder following a street brawl on the evening before a funeral.
One man suffered a serious head injury in the fight involving 20 to 30 men on High Street, Goldenhill, Stoke-on-Trent, on Wednesday.
The men met ahead of a funeral due to take place in the city on Thursday, Staffordshire Police said.
A 19-year-old from Stoke and a 21-year-old from Liverpool were arrested on suspicion of attempted murder.
A 17-year-old from Salford has also been detained on suspicion of affray.
Police said the injured man was being treated in hospital.
Ch Insp Mark Barlow said: “We have high-visibility patrols in the area and want to reassure members of the public we have made three arrests and a full investigation is now underway.”
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Updates from the Cannock Chase Radio News Desk via BBC Stoke and Staffordshire