A fight broke out between two groups of men inside a shopping centre in Milton Keynes.

At 12.30pm on Tuesday, May 11, there was an incident in the Centre MK shopping centre, outside Bodyshop and Beaverbrooks, between two groups.

One group contained two men, and the other group contained six men.

According to Thames Valley Police, a bottle is believed to have been thrown towards the larger group, resulting in a fight taking place where it is believed a baton weapon was used.

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A member of staff from the Bodyshop and a passer-by both intervened to try and stop the chaos.

However, the larger group of six men fled on foot after the incident, with the other two men leaving before the police arrived at the scene.

All those involved are described as male and aged in their late teens to early twenties, with three men being described as Asian.

The first, who is believed to have used the weapon, was dressed in a black hooded jacket, dark blue jogging bottoms, black trainers, and a black rucksack with a white logo.

The second was wearing a black coat with a quilted pattern on it with horizontal stitching.

He was taller and of a skinny build with grey or blue jogging bottoms and black trainers and had short black hair.

The third was also wearing a black puffa jacket, black trousers and black trainers.

He was described as being tall and of a skinny build.

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One of the other men has been described as a white man wearing a black puffa style jacket, with a grey hooded top underneath, grey tracksuit bottoms which had a black stripe down the leg and black trainers.

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He had medium-length brown hair with a long fringe.

The final two offenders are described as black men, one wearing a black hooded coat, dark grey jeans and black trainers.

The other had red on his coat sleeves and shoulders and also was wearing dark grey jeans.

Both were wearing rucksacks and no arrests have been made as of yet.

Detective Constable Martin Camp, of Milton Keynes police station, said: “I am appealing for witnesses to this incident which was particularly violent and took place in front of lots of people in a busy shopping centre.

“I’d like to thank the brave members of the public who tried to intervene to stop this from happening.

"One of them sustained a minor injury to their hand, which thankfully didn’t require hospital treatment.

“I’d appeal to anyone who was in the Centre MK on this day that may have seen this incident, to please come forward and speak to police.

“I can also understand why this incident may have caused concern and worry in the community.

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"Despite it being an unpleasant incident to have happened, I would like to emphasise that we believe it was isolated.

“Anyone who has information is asked to make a report, by either calling 101 or making a report online.

"You can call independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 for 100% anonymity if you prefer to report that way.”