Leicester Square brawl: Twelve-year-old girl arrested after man hit in head with bottle

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Thomas Kingsley
Monday 01 November 2021 23:29
<p>Police were called to a brawl in Leicester Square  </p>

Police were called to a brawl in Leicester Square

A 12-year-old girl was arrested on suspicion of carrying a weapon following a late night brawl in Leicester Square on Sunday.

Metropolitan Police officers were called to the Leicester Square area at around 9pm following reports of a fight in the area and found a man with head injuries after being hit with a bottle.

A so-called ‘Section 60’ — giving officers additional stop and search powers — was imposed on Soho and Leicester Square overnight.

The Metropolitan Police said: “We were called at approx 9pm to a fight in Leicester Square. Most dispersed when officers attended.

“One man was found with head injuries due to being hit by a bottle. He was treated by paramedics. A 12-yr-old girl was arrested on suspicion of being in possession of an offensive weapon.”

Anyone with information has been asked to call police on 101 with reference number CAD 8786/31OCT21.

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