Following a large-scale disturbance at a kabaddi tournament involving the British Punjabi community in the East Midlands of England, three individuals were hurt, one critically.
Derbyshire Police stated a large police presence will remain in the area of Elvaston Lane in Alvaston, Derby, where the fight happened on Sunday. Social media footage from the sporting event shows large crowds running in fear as gunshots are fired and reports of a sword-wielding attacker spread. The incident is said to have been the result of a fight between two rival gangs.
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Derbyshire Police said, “We were called to a large scale disturbance in Elvaston Lane, Alvaston at 15:51 on Sunday 20 August.”
“Three people have been injured, one seriously. They have all been taken to hospital. There is a large police presence in the area and officers are expected to remain at the scene for some time,” the statement stated, urging witnesses to come forward if they have information regarding the incident.
According to ‘Derby World,’ the event that took place on Sunday brought together expert players from around the UK for the England Kabaddi Federation’s tournament, which included a series of fixtures. Guru Arjan Dev Gurdwara Kabaddi Club has been playing Derby for over 30 years.