13 arrests made following violent Leeds community centre brawl
Police are appealing for information following a mass brawl that took place at a Bangladeshi community centre in Leeds yesterday.
A small neighbourhood policing presence, consisting of PCs and PCSOs, were at the centre in Roundhay Road in support of a local community event.
At around 12.30pm, a mass brawl took place.
Footage shown to the Yorkshire Standard captured chairs being flung across the room as people fought one another.
13 people have been arrested in connection with this incident for offences including public order and assault, and six people were treated for non-life threatening injuries.
Chief Inspector Nik Adams, of Leeds District Police, said: “A small number of neighbourhood PCs and PCSOs supporting a community event have been faced with a violent incident involving large numbers of people during which they themselves have come under attack. They have quickly called in further officers to assist and within minutes brought the incident under control.
“Enquiries in to the circumstances of this incident continue and we would urge anyone with information or phone footage to call Leeds District CID via 101 or speak to one of our officers on patrol in the area.
“The local neighbourhood policing team are continuing to work with those at the Bangladeshi Centre and the wider community to prevent further incidents and to provide reassurance.”