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Man charged after Luton brawl which left seven people injured

The scene of the disorder on Saxon Road, Luton Credit: ITV News Anglia

A man has been charged in connection with a large brawl which took place in Luton on Sunday (16th September).

Mohammed Arshad, 36, of Biscot Road, Luton, has been charged with violent disorder and two counts of possession of an offensive weapon.

Police were called to Saxon Road at around 4.50pm on Sunday to reports of men fighting with weapons.

Seven people were taken to hospital with serious injuries including a 15-year-old boy who remains in a critical, but stable, condition.

A total of seven people were arrested following the incident, four remain under police watch in hospital, while two teenagers, aged 15 and 16, have been bailed pending further enquiries.

"We’re continuing to investigate the circumstances surrounding this disorder and establish whether it was linked to an earlier incident. High visibility patrols will continue in the area and would like to thank all of those in the community for their help so far in assisting our investigation. Clearly, what happened on Sunday is not acceptable and we will pursue anyone who we think was involved in order to bring them to justice."

– Detective Chief Inspector Duncan Young