Police stop teenage rioters in Luton

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Over 50 teenagers took part in a huge after-school fight on Monday, forcing a police clampdown.

Sources claim the fight was was the result of rivalry between gangs of teenagers from different schools.

One group is understood to have formed outside Marsh House and travelled through Sundon Park Road up to Waulud’s Bank, where a mass confrontation is said to have occurred at around 5pm.

Footage after the incident showing a heavy police presence was uploaded to Facebook at around 6pm, and has been viewed over 10,000 times since.

One mother posted on Facebook: “This feud between the schools has been going on for about a month.”

Another user claimed that many of those involved in the fight were still in their school uniforms at the time of the frenzy.

A Bedfordshire Police spokesman confirmed the incident took place and said the force was still investigating.

He said: “At around 5pm on February 20, we received reports of a gathering of between 50 to 60 youths, on Wauluds Bank, by Five Springs.

“An altercation took place, officers attended and the youths dispersed.

“One person was arrested to prevent a breach of the peace and officers are currently working to establish the circumstances leading to the incident.”

Anyone with information is asked to call 101, quoting reference number 324 of February 21.