Three individuals sustained injuries, with one in critical condition, following a significant upheaval at the UK kabaddi competition involving the British Punjabi community in the East Midlands of England. Derbyshire Police have stated that a significant police contingent will continue to be present in the vicinity of Elvaston Lane in Alvaston, Derby, where the altercation took place on Sunday.
Footage posted on social media depicted the UK Kabaddi tournament scene, showing large crowds dispersing in a state of panic following the sound of gunshots and the spread of information about an individual brandishing a sword. It is conjectured that the event stemmed from a clash between two rival gangs.
Derbyshire Police said,
“We were called to a large scale disturbance in Elvaston Lane, Alvaston at 15:51 on Sunday 20 August,”
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As reported by ‘Derby World’, the recent gathering on Sunday united skilled participants from various parts of the United Kingdom for the tournament organized by the England Kabaddi Federation. The competition consisted of a series of matches. The team representing the Derby locality known as Guru Arjan Dev Gurdwara Kabaddi Club and boasts a sporting history spanning more than three decades.