Derby

'Bolt gun threat' in Peak District brawl

Church Street, Monyash Image copyright Google
Image caption The argument broke out on Church Street, in the quiet Peak District village of Monyash in Derbyshire

Three people were arrested on suspicion of common assault following a countryside brawl in which a man reported being threatened with a bolt gun.

Police said a dispute broke out in the quiet Peak District village of Monyash between ten men and women who argued about dogs worrying livestock.

One of the men phoned police, telling them he had been threatened with a captive bolt gun.

Police are appealing for witnesses.

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Image caption Captive bolt guns are usually used to stun livestock before slaughter

The brawl broke out on Church Street at about 16:00 BST on Sunday.

The three people arrested on Monday evening have since been bailed.

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