Police investigate armed brawl in Houghton

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FOUR men are helping police with an investigation into armed brawl in Houghton.

Officers spoke to the men – aged 22, 23, 31 and 45 – after a fight in Newbottle Street on Saturday at 5.50pm, with reports a sword or stick was used in the fracas. Two other men were treated at hospital for head and eye injur-

In a separate disturbance, a man was hurt in Beaufort Street, Shiney Row, at 1am on Sunday.

Three arrests have been made.