A TEENAGER was arrested after violent clashes between youths on Dewsbury’s Pilgrim Estate last weekend.
Homes and vehicles were attacked on Saturday evening and early Sunday morning in what residents described as street battles between rival Asian gangs from different areas of the town.
Trouble flared on Pilgrim Crescent, Burgh Mill Lane and Ravenshouse Road, with house and car windows smashed and other property damaged.
One resident, who didn’t want to be named, said: “This was gang warfare, it wasn’t a minor skirmish.
“I was woken about 1.30am by what sounded like the roar of a football crowd outside.
“There were two gangs of young men attacking each other – I think some had come up from Ravensthorpe to cause trouble.”
Police patrols have been increased since the weekend in a move designed to reassure the public and deter any more violence.
A police spokesman said: “Officers were called at 11.21pm on Saturday evening after reports of a large group of men fighting on Burgh Mill Lane in Dewsbury.
“This was also reported at the bottom of Ravenshouse Road.
“Three cars had been damaged along with windows at an address on Burgh Mill Lane.
“A 19-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of damage and has been charged.
“The local NPT have been providing extra patrols in the area to provide reassurance.”
• DID you see the violent incidents over the weekend? Contact The Press on 01924 439498 or email email@example.com.