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Fracas near gurdwara in UK, three arrested

Three men have been arrested on public disorder and assault offences after a brawl outside a gurdwara in England. Witnesses reported that about 10 worshippers at a weekly Sunday service at Gurdwara Shri Guru Ram Das Prakash on the Old Palace Road in Norwich were involved in the fracas. Local police in the Norfolk county town have ruled out any racist motivation behind the incident.

india Updated: May 20, 2013 17:58 IST

Three men have been arrested on public disorder and assault offences after a brawl outside a gurdwara in England.


Witnesses reported that about 10 worshippers at a weekly Sunday service at Gurdwara Shri Guru Ram Das Prakash on the Old Palace Road in Norwich were involved in the fracas.

Local police in the Norfolk county town have ruled out any racist motivation behind the incident.

Two men, aged 20 and 21, were arrested on the suspicion of public order offences and taken to the Wymondham police investigation centre for questioning.

A 30-year-old man was arrested on the suspicion of assault and taken to Great Yarmouth.

"Officers were called to a gurdwara on the Old Palace Road around 2:15pm following reports of a verbal argument in the street. It is said that around 10 people were involved.

"No weapons were involved. No one has been seriously injured or has needed hospital treatment," a Norfolk constabulary spokesperson said.

"Inquiries continue into the incident as the police try to establish the circumstances relating to the disorder. However, the police can confirm that there is no indication of any racist motivation to the incident," he added.

One witness told the local Eastern Daily Press that he heard screaming and then saw about eight police cars "approaching from all over the place".

The gurdwara was set up in 2010 when the local Sikh community converted a former furniture store into a place of worship.