Two taken to hospital after Conisbrough students' "pre-arranged" clash

By Adele Forrest | 22/01/2018

Two taken to hospital after Conisbrough students' 'pre-arranged' clash

TWO teenagers were taken to hospital after a “pre-arranged” clash between pupils from rival schools.

Police said they believed some of the youths involved in fighting in Doncaster Road, Conisbrough, at around 5.40pm on Saturday were armed with weapons.

A South Yorkshire Police spokeswoman said: “Emergency services were deployed and upon arrival, two teenagers were found to be injured. 

“They were taken to hospital where their injuries were found to be relatively minor.”

Insp Dan McKnight said: “From our initial enquiries, we understand this to be a pre-arranged incident between groups of youths from separate schools. 

“Their behaviour on Saturday evening was unacceptable, putting both theirs and the wider community’s safety at risk, so we are working closely with the schools concerned to identify those involved. 

“We believe that some of those individuals involved in Saturday night’s disorder may also have been carrying weapons, which is simply unacceptable.

“Someone could have been gravely injured as a result of the actions of this group.

“The consequences of being involved in such violence can be severe, and we want to reassure the community that we're taking this matter very seriously indeed. 

“We are currently following up a number of lines of enquiry and I'd urge anyone with information to come forward and talk to police. 

“If you were involved on Saturday evening, or know who was involved, please make yourselves known to either staff at your school, your family or to officers so we can arrange to come and talk with you.”

Call 101 quoting incident number 844 of January 20 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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