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Luton 'family punch-up' leads to five arrests

Family fight
Image caption The brawl happened in Castle Street, Luton

Five people have been arrested after a town centre brawl described by one passer-by as "like something out of a Western".

The fight, thought to involve up to 20 members of the same family, broke out in Castle Street, Luton at about 15:00 BST on Monday as shoppers looked on.

Paramedics treated a number of people at the scene for minor injuries.

Police said the five had been arrested on suspicion of assault during a "domestic incident".

Image caption Five people were arrested following the "domestic incident"

A passerby, who saw the fight unfold, said: "All hell broke loose. It was like something out of a Western.

"Everyone was punching and kicking each other, women kicking and screaming at one another. I've never seen anything like it."

Bedfordshire Police said four men and a teenager had been arrested.

They are aged between 13 and 52, and are on police bail until October.

Image caption The fight broke out near to Luton Crown Court, in the town centre

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