Shropshire Star

Two arrests in Shrewsbury after 'three man fight' over charity box in front of families and children

Police in Shrewsbury have moved to reassure the public after being called to reports of a fight between three men allegedly over a charity box in Dogpole at around 4.45pm yesterday.

Police are looking to reassure the public.

Officers were quickly deployed to the scene and arrested two men, aged 37 and 44, on suspicion of GBH - they are currently in custody while enquiries continue.

West Mercia Police are now appealing for witnesses to the incident to contact them.

Inspector Damien Kelly of Shrewsbury Police said: “We were called to reports of a fight between three men at around 4.45pm yesterday (Saturday 3 February) over a charity box.

“This happened at a busy time of the day when there were families with young children around so we would like to reassure the public this was an isolated incident and that officers acted as quickly as possible to take control of the situation and make arrests.

“Reports of assault are down more than 9 per cent from September to January compared to the same period last year and similarly reports of nuisance in the town centre have fallen dramatically in the last few months.

“We are appealing for witnesses to this incident. Anyone with information should contact PC Anna Mumford via email on .”

One person received treatment following the fight, and police thanked Town Rangers for their "valuable assistance" in dealing with the incident.

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