Six arrests after police break up large fight on Hampstead Heath

Rebecca Speare-Cole
Six arrests after police break up large fight on Hampstead Heath

Six people have been arrested after dozens of police officers broke up a large fight involving "around 100" youngsters on Hampstead Heath.

Officers were called to a report of fighting on Parliament Hill in the north London Park on Tuesday evening.

Scotland Yard have warned people to avoid the area and issued a dispersal order after the fighting began.

There are no reports of any injuries, a spokesman for the force said.

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One witness told the Standard that police managed to disperse the crowd by around 7.30pm.

Witnesses also said that a police helicopter was hovering over the scene as the crowds were being dispersed.

Witnesses also said that a police helicopter was hovering over the scene as the crowds were being dispersed. (Catarina Malveiro)

Meanwhile, Twitter users have shared footage from the incident with one claiming that police said bottles had been launched at them.

Another said that around 100 young people had gathered in the park before police arrived.

The Met Police said: "A S35 dispersal order is in place for #HampsteadHeath & #ParliamentHill.

"Please don't attend these locations. We were called at 6.30pm to youths fighting in P'ment Hill.

"Officers attended and the majority of people dispersed. No reported injuries and 6 people have been arrested​."

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