Appeal following public order incident, Waterside South, Lincoln
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Five people are in custody and one man has suffered a serious head injury following a public order incident involving a group of people at Waterside South in Lincoln at around 3.30pm yesterday (Sunday 8 October).
Our Force Control Room received multiple calls from members of the public that a group of around 12 people were involved in verbal and physical altercation in the car park area by the Witham Park business estate.
Response officers and the dog unit were immediately dispatched and on arrival, a number of people were found with minor injuries, and one man was found with a head injury. He received treatment at the scene before being taken to hospital. His condition is described as serious but not life-threatening.
We are now in the process of investigating the circumstances of the incident, and our investigators are appealing for any witnesses to come forward, no matter how small they think their information is.
This incident happened in the middle of the day in a busy area, and we believe there will be have been people passing by who we have not yet spoken with, or who may have made recordings on mobile phones, or captured it on dashcam. We ask that they come forward to help our investigation.
We are particularly keen to view any footage which may have been captured of the incident, or large groups of people walking in the surrounding area around the time. There will be an increased police presence in that area today while we conduct initial enquiries.
The people involved are believed to be known to each other.
Four men, aged 31, 30, 27, and 25 were arrested on suspicion of violent disorder, and a 31-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of affray. All five remain in police custody and will be interviewed in due course.
If you can help our investigation, there are a number of ways to get in touch: