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Officers are appealing for information after witnesses described seeing around 30 males fighting in the street in Stoke-on-Trent yesterday (Tuesday 7 June).
Police were called at around 6pm on Tuesday to Chaplin Road in Longton following reports of public order offences.
Officers attended and found a man, in his 20s, had sustained minor hand injuries.
The man was taken to a place of safety by officers.
He did not require hospital treatment.
A 18-year-old man, from the Stoke-on-Trent area, was arrested on suspicion of affray.
He has been released under investigation while inquiries continue.
Inspector Scott McGrath, who is based at Longton Police Station, said: “We understand that this incident will have caused tensions and concerns within the community.
“That is why we have increased patrols in the local area and are urging anyone who saw what happened to come forward.”
Anyone with information should contact us on Facebook, Twitter, or call 101, quoting incident number 632 of 7 June.
Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.