Gang attacks family in street

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A gang of 15 thugs attacked a group of people –thought to be a family – in a Stapleford street in the early hours of Bank Holiday Monday, police have said.

The attackers, made up of teenage boys and girls, threw a street sign, injuring one of the group of four in Middle Orchard Street at about 1.20 am.

They dragged another member of the ‘family’ to the floor and threw a punch, according to the statement that the victims gave to police after the attack.

None of the group – made up of two adults and two younger adults, believed to be their children – was badly injured in the attack.

An ambulance was declined by the victims when they reported the crime to Nottinghamshire police, according to a spokesman for the force.

Police say they are keen to trace the gang and are conducting house-to-house enquiries and checking CCTV footage in the area.

No arrests have been made but officers are appealing for information from the Stapleford community.

Anyone who may have seen the gang wandering the streets of the town late on Easter Sunday night or the early hours of Monday morning, is urged to call Nottinghamshire police on 101.

Alternatively witness or anyone with information can call Crimestoppers anonymously and free of charge on 0800 555 111.