Eight men arrested and one suffers broken leg as knife and baseball bat recovered after Banbury fight

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  • Men in 20s and 30s arrested on suspicion of GBH
  • Kife and baseball bat recovered nearby
  • Incident followed road crash

A knife and baseball bat were recovered at the scene of a fight in Banbury that left three men in hospital, one with a broken leg.

Eight men in their twenties and thirties were arrested on suspicion of committing grievous bodily harm after police were called to the scene of a serious disturbance in Woodgreen Avenue, at 9.30pm yesterday.

Police were attending the scene of a collision on nearby Orchard Way when the fight occurred.

Three men were taken to Horton General Hospital for their injuries, where one remains.

Following the incident, officers recovered three vehicles – a silver Vauxhall Vectra, a Fiat Punto and a Volvo.

A knife and a baseball bat were also recovered nearby.

Detective inspector Steve Raffield from Banbury CID said: “We are appealing for information about the traffic collision in Orchard Way and the fight which took place in Woodgreen Avenue. We believe those involved were known to each other and there may have been altercations between them prior to these incidents.

“We have made a number of arrests but we are still keen to hear from anyone who may have seen anything with regard these incidents and has not yet come forward to the police.

“We are increasing patrols in the area and would urge anyone with any concerns to please get in contact.”

If you have any information contact detective inspector Steve Raffield via the Thames Valley Police Enquiry Centre on 101.

If you don’t want to speak directly to the police you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at www.crimestoppers-uk.org. No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court.