'Knife gang' on prowl at Potters Bar fairground

POLICE rushed to a fun fair on Friday evening after receiving reports that a gang of youths armed with knives were on the prowl. An officer from Potters Bar police station headed for the Charles Mayne Family Fun Fair, in

POLICE rushed to a fun fair on Friday evening after receiving reports that a gang of youths armed with knives were on the prowl.

An officer from Potters Bar police station headed for the Charles Mayne Family Fun Fair, in Mutton Lane, at around 9.10pm, following a call from a worried member of the public.

The gang was thought to number 20 youths, who have been described as being either black or mixed race.

"The informant believed that they were from the Potters Bar area," police said.


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Some fairgoers are understood to have been threatened by the yobs, although no such reports have been received by police.

A police spokeswoman told the Potters Bar Edition that the officer combed the fairground but could not find a group which matched the description given.

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She added: "The officer spoke to the fairground organisers, who were not aware of anything either.

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