Riot spreads across three Rotherham streets – mounted officers sent into Broom

By Admin | 21/08/2013

Riot spreads across three Rotherham streets – mounted officers sent into Broom

FEUDING families sparked an early hours disturbance spread across three urban streets.

Police attended the Broom area of Rotherham at around 12.20pm this morning (20) after receiving reports of a disturbance on and around Lillian Street, Tooker Road and Gerard Road.

A police spokesman said that officers found “a number of people on the streets” upon their arrival, adding: “Various allegations of assault have been made.”

Officers worked to disperse the crowd but the incident lasted until around 2.30am according to official reports which revealed that two people had sustained minor injuries and no arrests were made.

Chief Supt Jason Harwin said: “The disturbance we believe is a result of an ongoing dispute between two families.

“I want to reassure the public we are treating this incident and the disorder that ensued as a priority and that we will not tolerate violence in Rotherham.

“We are working with Rotherham Council and other partners to ensure we are able to positively and swiftly resolve the issues relating to this incident.”

South Yorkshire Police today deployed mounted officers into the Broom area as well as additional officers to provide a high visibility police presence.

Anyone with information about the incident should contact the police on 101, quoting incident number 37 of August 20.


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