Police launch investigation into 1am New Year's Day brawl on Northampton estate

Officers called to Kings Heath street fight involving 10-15 men in early hours

By Kevin Nicholls
Saturday, 2nd January 2021, 3:43 pm
Police were called to Park Drive in Northampton at around 1am on New Year's Day
Police were called to Park Drive in Northampton at around 1am on New Year's Day

Police broke up a street brawl involving up to 15 men in Northampton in the early hours of New Year’s Day.

Officers were called to Kings Heath at about 1am after 999 calls reporting a fight Park Drive area.

A Northamptonshire Police spokesman said: "Our officers attended reports of a disturbance involving somewhere between ten and 15 males.

"An investigation into the incident is under way and anyone with information is asked to call u on 101 using incident number 21000000295 or, alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111."

Police blasted the behaviour of hundreds who ignored Stay At Home coronavirus rules after reporting to a string of calls to illegal gatherings in houses, an unlicensed music event and a number of serious assaults over the New Year period.

Officers issued more than 150 fines totalling £30,000 for breaches of Tier Four regulations forbidding meeting up with other households in private homes.

Investigations are also ongoing to identify the organiser of a planned rave near Kettering to issue a £10,000 fine for an illegal gathering.

Any suspected breaches of Covid-19 regulations can be reported online HERE. Only call 999 unless you feel the situation could get heated or violent very soon, if someone is in immediate danger and you need support right away.

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