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Teenage boy in critical condition after Luton street brawl

Seven people were seriously injured during the brawl in Luton on Sunday. Image copyright Facebook/Spotted Bury Park Luton
Image caption Pictures of the brawl in Luton appeared on social media

A 15-year-old boy is in a critical condition after a street brawl in Luton.

Police were called to reports of "men fighting with weapons" in Saxon Road in the town at 16:50 BST on Sunday.

Bedfordshire Police said seven people had been arrested and officers were "maintaining a presence" in the area, which was still cordoned off.

Six other people are in hospital with serious injuries, including stab wounds, the force said.

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Image caption The area remains cordoned off as police continue to investigate the brawl

Ch Supt David Boyle said: "I want to send a very clear message that we will not tolerate this kind of activity and will do everything in our power to bring those responsible to justice.

"Any kind of activity involving weapons is an absolute priority for the force and we're responding robustly."

Pictures of the incident appeared on social media, and detectives asked for witnesses or people with mobile phone footage to come forward.

Image caption Police said officers were at the scene around Saxon Road, Biscott Road and Blenheim Crescent in Luton

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