Six children arrested over funfair fight

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SIX young people were arrested after fights broke out at a family funfair which attracted hundreds of revellers to a Sheffield park.

Trouble between two groups of youths erupted at 9pm at Graves Park on Friday evening, shortly before it was due to close.

Police patrolling the area in case of any disturbances called for back up when scuffles began. Six children aged 12-14 were arrested for public order offences.

The disturbance involved a large group of youngsters who had been attracted by a half-price night in which all the rides cost 99p.

A South Yorkshire Police spokesman said no weapons were involved and no one was injured.We believe some of the trouble stemmed from drunken behaviour and the fact that some of those involved had travelled to the park from across the city,” he said.

“We had officers there as we knew from past experience that fairs tend to attract rival groups from across Sheffield and we were well placed to intervene,” he added.

All of the young people who were arrested were later released on bail.

The event was billed as a ‘huge international funfair’, which was being staged as part of the park’s Super Summer Weekend.