Boy, 16, hit by van after ‘mass brawl’ on Leicester estate

Webster Road Braunstone Leicester Image copyright Google
Image caption About 20 people were involved in a street fight, police said

A 16-year-old boy was hit by a van after an alleged mass brawl on an estate in Leicester.

A fight involving 20 people was reported in Webster Road, Braunstone, at about 21:00 BST on Friday.

Leicestershire Police said the boy is in hospital in a stable condition at Leicester Royal Infirmary.

A 26-year-old man has been charged with drink-driving. Two boys, aged 14 and 17, were arrested for affray and released under investigation.

Police say they believe the fight arose “as a result of an argument between residents of the estate”.

A short while later someone reported that a van had hit a boy in Webster Road and had left the scene.

A force spokesman said the National Police Air Service was called to help trace a van and a vehicle was stopped in nearby Hollins Road.

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