Police appeal for witness following violence at Marlborough Mop Fair
5:05pm Monday 14th October 2013 in Latest News
Police have confirmed that eight youths, aged between 15 and 19, were arrested on suspicion of violent disorder at Saturday's Marlborough Mop Fair.
Officers are appealing for witnesses following the incident that took place between 10.30pm and 11.10pm on the High Street. All of those arrested have been released on bail pending further inquiries.
Inspector Mark Thompson said: “The Marlborough Mop fair was robustly policed and the majority of people attending enjoyed themselves and behaved well.
"There were, however, a small number present who were intent on spoiling the night for others and displayed some appalling behaviour.
"As a result of the number of officers at the event, those responsible for this behaviour were swiftly arrested and the violence stopped.
“Incidents of this nature are rare for Marlborough and a police investigation is now well underway with further arrests likely.
“I would urge anyone with information to come forward immediately."
Anyone with information is asked to contact Wiltshire Police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 where information can be left anonymously.
The first of this year's two annual Marlborough Mop Fairs, held on the previous Saturday, was marred by the death of one of the stall holders, who suffered a cardiac arrest.
There was also a fight outside The Royal Oak.
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