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Police confirm investigation into Broadfield Barton Assault as witnesses report seeing weapons being carried

A large police presence was seen after an alleged assault.

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Broadfield Barton Assault investigated by police as workers report seeing three individuals carrying weapons.

The incident occurred at approximately 2:30 this afternoon. One shop worker said she saw three men aged 18-20 verbally assaulting another young man.

She said she saw them carrying what appeared to be a covered knife and a mallet whilst another said he saw a baseball bat being carried, none of which have been confirmed by the authorities at this stage.

Following the verbal abuse it is reported that they were seen chasing the man into a shop where a worker intervened before another three youths aged in their mid teens turned up, one with an Alsatian dog.

According to another witness the man being chased managed to flee while all six individuals hurled abuse at him before they all ran off over the bridge while other reports say they were seen dispersing in other directions.

With so many reports being made the police are having to sift through a lot of information.

Police along with assistance from a helicopter unit arrived shortly afterwards.

They confirmed they are investigating a potential assault. A statement is expected in the morning.

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Report reveals Airbus missed drone by just metres at Gatwick Airport

The crew claim that had autopilot been on then they could have collided with the drone.

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A report just released has revealed that an Airbus A320 narrowly avoided hitting a drone as it came in to land at Gatwick Airport back in the summer.

This is the second narrow miss reported by crew as they came in to land at Gatwick this year. In April another A320 crew reported having to take evasive action to avoid a collision.

This occasion the drone was much closer though.

The report by the UK Airprox Board says that the A320 pilot was in the late stages of a manual ILS approach into Gatwick.

Interestingly it also says that the crew had taken on extra fuel dure to reports of drone activtity in the London area and also by the controller.

As the plane descended past 350ft the captain called out “drone” which both crew saw being slightly left ahead of them.

The crew were able to keep visual contact with the drone as they flew past but the drone was only 100m away and at the same height as the plane.

The crew were unable to make an evasive manoevre due to the speed of the event and they later reported that if the plane had still been on autopilot then they believed there was a high probablity they would have struck the drone.

The first officer, a drone enthusiast, identified the drone as a DJI Inspire.

The incident happened on the 8th July and was classed as a category A which is the highest risk category given.

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