Eight boys aged between 14 and 16 have been arrested following a fight at Farnborough skate park.

The fracas, which involved a large group of young people, took place at the skate park in Westmead on Friday July 29 at about 6pm, with one person being taken to hospital afterwards with a head injury.

Police and ambulance services attended the scene.

Concerned parents have said on the Spotted Farnborough and Aldershot Facebook page that their children had witnessed penknives, baseball bats and knuckle dusters being used during the brawl, but police have since confirmed they found no weapons.

A statement from Hampshire Constabulary on Friday (August, 5) said: “We were called to reports of a fight involving a large group of young people at Farnborough skate park at 6.10pm on Friday July 29.

"Officers attended and eight people were arrested at the scene.

“No serious injuries were reported and no weapons were found.”

Police confirmed all the arrested boys have been released on police bail pending further enquiries.

A spokesman for South East Coast Ambulance Service, said: “We were called at around 6.10pm to the skate park and covering were the area nearby as there were a number of things going on.

"One ambulance attended the scene and took one person to Frimley Park Hospital with injuries, including a head injury.”

  • A 16-year-old boy from Bracknell, Berkshire, was bailed until Wednesday August 31; a 16-year-old boy from Cromer, Norfolk, and a 16-year-old boy from Wokingham, Berkshire, were bailed until Thursday September 1; a 14-year-old boy from Wokingham, three 15-year-old boys from Bracknell, Berkshire, and a 16-year-old boy from Bracknell were bailed until Friday September 2.

Anyone with information about the fight is asked to call Hampshire Constabulary on 101, quoting 44160283208, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.