'Outsiders' battle on the streets of Windsor

'Outsiders' battle on the streets of Windsor

Justin Burns

'Outsiders' battle on the streets of Windsor

Revellers from outside the area fought on the streets of Windsor leading to one suspect being charged on suspicion of possessing a weapon.

Police said two large groups from outside of the town were involved in an altercation at around 3am on Monday.

Officers had to separate the battling groups outside the Liquid nightclub in William Street and also in Victoria Street.

Windsor and Maidenhead LPA Commander Supt Simon Bowden said: "This incident is particularly unusual and featured groups of people from outside of Windsor, who clearly had some kind of ongoing dispute.

"I am committed to working with licensees and club owners to ensure that the likelihood of repercussions is kept as low as possible."

He said the force is working in partnership with the Royal Borough to ensure the night-time economies across the Windsor and Maidenhead are policed.

Supt Bowden added 'all efforts' are to taken to keep the pubs and clubs safe places to socialise in Windsor, Maidenhead and Ascot.

He also called for any witnesses with information about he disorder incident to come forward.

Supt Bowden issued a warning to revellers who think they can come to Windsor and end the night with 'violence'.

He said: "Anyone who thinks that they can come to Windsor and end the night with violence or anti-social behaviour risks prosecution.

"My officers have been briefed to take a zero tolerance approach to night time economy-related violence."

Call police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

Mthokozisi Mhlanga, 25, from Slough, was arrested on suspicion of possession of a weapon after the incident. He has been charged and was released on police bail to appear at Slough Magistrates' Court on June 28.

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