Police investigate brawl in Welwyn Garden City

PUBLISHED: 11:26 07 November 2017

Police in Howardsgate, Welwyn Garden City. 
Picture: Supplied

Police in Howardsgate, Welwyn Garden City. Picture: Supplied


Police have launched an investigation after eyewitnesses saw a man get kicked in the head during a fight in Welwyn Garden City town centre yesterday evening.

A police spokeswoman said no arrests have been made, but officers are investigating an incident of affray that occurred yesterday between 4.45pm and 4.55pm.

The spokeswoman said the incident occurred at Welwyn Garden City railway station and inside the Howard Centre, however eyewitnesses say fighting also took place outside in Howardsgate.

One eyewitness had just finished work and was on the scene when last night’s events unfolded.

She told the Welwyn Hatfield Times: “It was bizarre.

“At first we thought this group of about 20 young adults were just having banter.

“They were swearing loudly and chasing one another around but it looked like banter at first.

“Security came down and stood outside the Howard Centre watching them.

“Then all of a sudden a fight kicked off and a guy fell to the ground on the green area just outside Santander.

“After he fell another man ran towards him and fly kicked him.

“We were sat nearby and it looked like his foot caught the man’s face.”

The police spokeswoman added: “We received reports of a group of men, but when officers arrived they found three men on the scene.”

•Police are urging anyone with information to get in touch.

Anyone with any information should contact Hertfordshire Constabulary via the non-emergency number 101, quoting crime reference B1/17/4533.

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