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Mass brawl in west Cumbria sparks police investigation

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Police are appealing for information after a big fight involving more than 15 people broke out in Seaton near Workington.

The incident occurred on Saturday 13 June at around 4pm on the bridge crossing over Main Road. Several people were left with injuries that required medical attention although none of the injuries were serious or life-threatening.

Two 16-year-old boys from Workington were arrested in connection with the fight and are on police bail while enquiries continue.

The incident is now being investigated as part of Operation Rodeo, a proactive policing operation aimed at tackling criminal activity in west Cumbria. The operation has a team of dedicated officers working to bring those responsible for disorder and crime to justice.

Police say 56 arrests of local people aged 13 to 40 have been made so far.

“We have made a significant number of arrests as part of Operation Rodeo, and the increase in crime we saw earlier this year has now been reversed by a robust police response. However, we are still actively investigating a number of incidents as part of the operation. I would urge local people to let us know of any information that could be of use to bring those responsible for the disorder in June to justice.

“The day in question was Seaton Carnival Day, so there will have been a number of people in the area who may have witnessed the disorder.

“All reports will be dealt with sensitively and professionally.”

– Detective Inspector Dan St Quintin, Cumbria Police

Anyone with information should call Cumbria Police on 101, and ask to speak to West CID. People can also report completely anonymously via the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.