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5 arrested after baseball bat attack in Milton Avenue, Malton
A GROUP of thugs carrying garden tools and a baseball bat attacked three men in broad daylight in Malton, police have said.
Ten people approached a house in Milton Avenue carrying the weapons and threatened the occupant, before some of the group started fighting with three men in the street in what police described as a “violent disturbance.”
Two vehicles pulled up in the street at around 12.50pm on Monday, before several members of the group targeted the men in the street. The victims, all local, sustained only minor injuries.
Two women and three men have been arrested but North Yorkshire Police are appealing for anyone with information regarding the attack to come forward.
PC Tim Welford, of Malton Police, said: “This was a frightening incident and caused a lot of concern among the local community at the time.
“We would like to reassure residents that we believe the incident was an isolated one and that the wider community are not at risk.”
He said the mobile police office would be in the street for three days.
On Monday, following the attack a 22-year-old woman and two men aged 18 and 19, all from the Malton area, were arrested. They have since been released on bail.
Today two more arrests were made: a 21-year-old woman and a 25-year-old man, also from Malton. They are currently in police custody for questioning.
Anyone with information is asked to phone PC Welford on 101 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or to phone Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800555111, quoting incident number 12130147562.