Two teenagers arrested over Welwyn Garden City brawl

PUBLISHED: 11:52 16 October 2017 | UPDATED: 12:02 16 October 2017

Police have a cordon in place in Howardsgate, Welwyn Garden City.
Picture: Supplied

Police have a cordon in place in Howardsgate, Welwyn Garden City. Picture: Supplied

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Two teenagers, aged 16 and 17, were arrested following a fight in Welwyn Garden City over the weekend.

Police have a cordon in place in Howardsgate, Welwyn Garden City.
Picture: SuppliedPolice have a cordon in place in Howardsgate, Welwyn Garden City. Picture: Supplied

Officers have launched an investigation following the incident in Welwyn Garden City town centre in the early hours of Saturday, October 14.

It happened in Howardsgate just before 1.20am and it was reported that a large number of people were involved in a fight outside the Howard Centre, near to the taxi rank and CEX.

A police spokesman said: “During the incident, two teenage boys suffered injuries and were taken to hospital for treatment.

“The first suffered a slash wound to the face and the second suffered a puncture wound to his back.

A police cordon in Howardsgate, Welwyn Garden City.
Picture: SuppliedA police cordon in Howardsgate, Welwyn Garden City. Picture: Supplied

“The wounds were not considered life-threatening or life-changing, and both boys have now been released from hospital.”

A 16-year-old boy from Welwyn Garden City was arrested on suspicion of grievous bodily harm and has been released under investigation.

A 17-year-old boy from London was also arrested but then released with no further action.

Detective Sergeant Malcolm Dey, from the Welwyn Hatfield Local Crime Unit, said: “Our investigation is continuing and we are exploring several lines of enquiry.

A police cordon in Howardsgate, Welwyn Garden City.
Picture: SuppliedA police cordon in Howardsgate, Welwyn Garden City. Picture: Supplied

“We are still keen to hear from anyone who was in the area at the time of the incident, and who has not yet spoken to us.

“Please call the non-emergency number 101, quoting crime reference number B1/17/4151.”

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