‘Organised dispute’ in Driffield park leads to 11 arrests

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Humberside Police have arrested 11 people - some as young as 15 - after what appeared to be an “organised dispute” in Driffield on Monday night.

The arrested people, ten of whom were teenagers, have been in police custody after call to police from residents saying people had been seen in the area with weapons.

Several people reported seeing a white van park up near Northend Park at 6.45 pm with possibly up to 15 people exiting the van allegedly carrying weapons.

A police spokesperson said: “It appears this may have been an organised dispute, however officers quickly attended and arrested 11 people (adults and minors) for affray.

“In age order, 1 x 46-year-old man, 2 x 17-year-old boy 1x 17-year-old girl, 5 x 16-year-old boy and 2 x 15-year-old girls all from Bridlington were arrested for affray.

“One of the 16-year-old boys was also arrested for possession of a controlled drug.

“We have seized the white van and the people believed to be involved in the incident were formally interviewed yesterday and have been released on police bail until October, pending further enquiries.”

Anyone who witnessed the incident is asked to contact Humberside Police on 101, quoting log number 366 of 27/07/15.

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