Three people in hospital after fight breaks out at Leicester Caribbean Carnival


Three people are in hospital after violence erupted during Leicester’s Caribbean Carnival festivities.

A woman and two men were taken to Leicester Royal Infirmary following a fight which broke out just after 6pm at the event’s festival ground at Victoria Park.

It happened as thousands of revellers were soaking up the carnival atmosphere and enjoying live music on the main stage on Saturday evening.

At least one of the victims sustained “puncture wounds” in the altercation, which Leicestershire Police are describing as an isolated incident.

It prompted the force to enact emergency stop and search powers to “protect members of the public” and prevent further violence.

Thousands of people attended Leicester’s Caribbean Carnival celebrations on Saturday

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