FOUR men have been arrested following an apparently organised mass brawl in a North Yorkshire town involving home-made weapons.

Two 19-year-old men, an 18-year-old man and a 17-year-old youth were arrested following the armed fight in Scarborough town centre at the weekend, which left four men needing hospital treatment.

Their wounds were not life-threatening, but one of the injured men required stitches for a head wound.

The brawl, which involved the use of actual and home-made weapons, took place in several areas, including Columbus Ravine, Hoxton Road and Dean Road Cemetery at about 1.50am on Saturday.

Officers combed Dean Road Cemetery looking for clues in connection with the incident.

Sergeant Richard Mallinson, of Scarborough Police, said: “This was a large-scale fight between several males which appears to have been organised.

“One of the improvised weapons was mace-like – a stick with nails hammered into it. Several people are in custody and we are hoping further arrests will be made.”

Anyone who was in the area at the time of the incident or has any information is urged to phone Sgt Mallinson on 0845 6060247.