Police quell stabbing 'rumours' at Great Wyrley bonfire

By Carl Jackson | Cheslyn Hay & Great Wyrley | Crime | Published:

Police have responded to speculation of an alleged stabbing at Great Wyrley bonfire by stating they have received no official reports of an attack.

Staffordshire Police.

Staffordshire Police confirmed there was 'trouble' involving groups of youths at the event on Saturday evening.

But addressing 'rumours' circulating on social media the force said no-one had been in touch about any stabbing.

A spokesman said: "Staffordshire Police has been made aware of rumours circulating on socal media that a person was stabbed at Great Wyrley Bonfire on Saturday 4th November 2017.

"Whilst there was trouble involving numerous groups of youths, we can confirm that there has been no reports of stabbings to police.

"We are still looking to identify those responsible for causing issues and should they be located, they will be dealt with accordingly.

"We will continue to work with the organisers for future events and provide patrols where necessary."

A Facebook post from Great Wyrley Parish Council added: "We are not aware of any reports of a stabbing. We are aware of some localised disorder which we are in the process of following up with the Police."

Anyone with information about the disturbance or any further details around alleged stabbing should contact police on 101.

Carl Jackson

By Carl Jackson

Local Democracy Reporter covering Birmingham City Council.


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