Gangs fight with samurai sword and other weapons 'in broad daylight' in Lewsey Farm

Gang members brazenly fought with a samurai sword and other weapons in broad daylight in Lewsey Farm.

Friday, 23rd April 2021, 4:32 pm

Bedfordshire Police are appealing for witnesses following the disorder in Luton on Monday, April 19.

At around 2.50pm, officers were called to reports of the fight in Reaper Close, where a number of people were threatening each other with what was believed to be a samurai sword and other weapons.

PC Taylor Jones, investigating, said: “This incident took place in broad daylight and we believe that there are people who witnessed what happened and can help us with our enquiries.

Reaper Close

“We believe two dangerous weapons – a samurai sword and a baseball bat – were involved, and we are keen to speak to anyone with information who could help us to establish the circumstances of this incident.”

A 34-year-old man from Luton was arrested on suspicion of a number of offences including affray, possession with intent to supply Class A and Class B drugs, and possession of a bladed article in a public place.

He has since been released on bail.

Anyone with information or footage is asked report it by calling101 or visit the Bedfordshire Police online reporting tool, quoting reference 221 of April 19.

Alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously, on 0800 555 111.