'It was like a scene from the Bronx': Witness describes violent disorder on Wakefield street as four are arrested

Four people have been charged over violence following an incident at a house in Wakefield with a witness describing it as being 'like a scene from the Bronx'.

Wednesday, 14th April 2021, 12:30 pm
Earl Street in Wakefield.

Police were called to an address in Earl Street near the city centre on Saturday evening shortly after 9pm to reports of a group forcing their way into a house and assaulting a man inside.

One witness said: "It was like a scene from the Bronx, there was about 20 coppers chasing people around.

"The street was blocked off and there were police and ambulances there. It's unbelievable"

Two men, aged 20 and 26, and two women, aged 20 and 27, appeared at Leeds Magistrates' Court earlier this week.

All four were remanded in custody and are expected to appear at Leeds Crown Court on May 10.

The 20-year-old male was charged with trespass and attempted GBH, making threats to kill, and also trespass with intent to commit GBH.

The 26-year-old man is charged with two offences of trespass with intent to commit GBH

The 27-year-old woman is charged with trespass and attempted GBH, conveying a threatening message and trespass with intent to commit GBH.

Finally, the 20-year-old female is charged with trespass and attempted GBH and conveying a threatening message.

Enquiries are ongoing.

It is the third time police have been called to Earl Street in the space of two weeks after arrests were made following the recent discovery of a cannabis farm.

Then last week a body was found at a property, although the death is not thought to be suspicious.