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Police officer bitten following altercation involving nine people at the Chequers Tree Pub, High Street, Prestwood

| March 9, 2017

On Sunday 5th March 2017, at around 12.55am, an altercation took place between at least nine people inside the Chequers Tree Pub in the High Street, Prestwood.

Two men sustained facial injuries and a third man had a bitten finger as a result of the altercation. All three men were taken to Stoke Mandeville Hospital. Their injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.

A police officer was also taken to hospital after being bitten on his thigh. He has now been discharged.

Three women, who were also victims in the altercation, were not injured.

Investigating officer, Det Con Rebekah Tyler from Aylesbury Force CID, said: ‘It’s believed that there may have been a disagreement over a taxi shortly before the incident, and we are currently working to ascertain the exact circumstances of what took place.

We would appeal to anyone who witnessed the altercation or was involved to please come forward. If you have any information which could assist with the investigation, please call the 24-hour Thames Valley Police enquiry centre on 101 quoting incident number 43170064731.

Alternatively, you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court.

A 59 year old man from Holmer Green and a 25 year old man from Watford have been arrested on suspicion of ABH and violent disorder. They are currently on bail until Wednesday 5th April 2017.

An 18 year old man from Stevenage has been arrested on suspicion of GBH, ABH, battery and violent disorder. He has been bailed until Friday 5th May 2017.

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