28th Oct, 2016

Police appeal after town centre fighting

Evesham Editorial 6th May, 2014 Updated: 20th Oct, 2016

FIGHTING broke out across Evesham town centre after a car was allegedly driven at a crowd of people.

Police are appealing for witnesses, who saw the riot which involved up to 50 people in Evesham, to come forward.

Numerous fights broke out in the town and it is believed a vehicle was driven into a crowd of people in the early hours of Saturday, April 26.

The incidents appear to have been triggered when a dark Vauxhall Astra was driven at speed towards a group of people outside the Ambassador Snooker Club in Avon Street, Evesham, at 3am.

It made contact with some of the pedestrians, who were injured as a result, none of the injuries were serious.

Fights then broke out in Avon Road, Littleworth Street, Briar Close and Evesham High Street, where a vehicle was also damaged.

PC Laura Douglas, from police in Evesham, said: “We want to speak to anyone who saw this disorder going on in Evesham – particularly the black Astra being driven into the crowd of people outside the snooker club, any assaults and the vehicle being damaged in the High Street at about 3.20am.

“We are also appealing to anyone who knows of the people involved that night, even if they didn’t see it, to contact us immediately and help us with our investigations.

“While it is very unusual to come across an incident of this scale in Evesham, we want to get to the bottom of what happened and make sure any offenders are tracked down.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact PC Douglas on the non emergency number 101 quoting incident number 086s 260414.

Information can also be passed on anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or online at www.crimestoppers-uk.org.