Five teenagers have been arrested in connection with a violent incident in Luton yesterday evening (Thursday).
Officers from Bedfordshire Police were called shortly after 4.30pm to reports of an affray in Holland Road.
Five teenagers were arrested shortly afterwards on suspicion of affray and are currently in police custody for questioning.
A number of weapons were recovered.
Detective Inspector Tom Stean said: “We understand that this may be concerning to residents, and officers from or dedicated Boson unit will be carrying out high visibility patrols over the weekend.
“We will not tolerate any kind of knife crime and will do all we can to tackle those who use weapons to cause fear or harm to others. Knife crime in the county is down by around eight per cent compared to last year, having fallen to its lowest level in three years in November
“I would like to appeal to anyone who has any information, or was in the area at the time, to please get in touch.”
Anyone who has any information that could assist the enquiry is asked to get in touch via our online reporting centre or call 101, quoting reference 40/10294/23.