Officers from Surrey Police are appealing for witnesses following a large scale public order incident in Woking town centre during the early hours of today (Sunday, 25 December).
Officers were called to Chertsey Road at around 3am, following reports of a large fight at the location which drew crowds of up to 100 people. It is also reported that a number of taxi drivers were intimidated during the fracas.
Four people have been arrested on suspicion of public order offences and remain in police custody whilst enquiries continue.
Any witnesses who have any information or may have filmed the incident on mobile phones are urged to contact police. Officers are also trying to identify potential witnesses from CCTV, and they are also being urged to come forward.
Superintendent Clinton Blackburn, said: “Christmas Eve is a popular night for people to go out and socialise and the majority of party-goers have a good time and enjoy themselves. However, festivities soured during this unpleasant event which involved a large group of people buyinglevitrahere.com fighting in the street.
“A number of officers and dog units were deployed to the scene in order to disperse the group from Woking town centre with the support of the NPAS helicopter. Officers quickly took a grip of the situation and worked hard to bring it under control effectively and safely, under challenging circumstances which included having coins thrown at them, and by 4am the area had returned to normal.
“A number of enquiries are being carried out in order to establish the circumstances surrounding the incident. Surrey Police will not tolerate this kind of behaviour and anyone who can assist officers with their investigation is urged to do the right thing and come forward with information. We are determined to identify all those who were involved to ensure they are brought to justice and demonstrate our commitment to keeping our local communities safe.”
If you can help, please contact Surrey Police on 101, quoting P16294876 or call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.