Police officer punched after breaking up street brawl in Clitheroe

A teenager was arrested for allegedly assaulting a police officer who was trying to break up a street fight in Wellgate.
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The incident happened in the early hours of Sunday morning.

Police were called to reports of disorder and groups of people congregating after visiting bars and pubs.

During the incident, a police officer was punched suffering minor injuries.

The incident happened over the weekendThe incident happened over the weekend
The incident happened over the weekend
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A spokesman for Lancashire Police said: "We were called around 12-45am yesterday (Sunday) to reports of disorder in Wellgate, Clitheroe. Officers attended to find a number of people fighting in the street. During the disorder an officer was punched on the arm suffering minor injuries.

"A 17-year-old boy from Clitheroe was arrested on suspicion of assault and later released under investigation pending further enquiries."