TWO teenagers have been arrested after a violent fight involving machetes in a packed park.

West Yorkshire Police received a number of calls about males being seen with machetes in Woodhouse Moor, in Leeds, at 8.16pm on Tuesday.

The calls included reports of males being injured too.

Firearms officers rushed to the park and searched the area, with support from a National Police Air Service (NPAS) helicopter.

But the officers found nobody who had been injured, or any suspects.

Roughly 200 people had flocked to the green space yesterday to take advantage of the sun and the easing of lockdown restrictions.

Many people have responded with outrage after large amounts of litter was left by the crowds.

Local officers had to disperse the swarm of people yesterday and remained in the area.

Following this, two males - both aged 17 - went to hospital with serious injuries that appeared consistent with having been assaulted with weapons.

Both were arrested on suspicion of affray and are continuing to receive treatment in hospital.

The injuries are not considered to be life-threatening.

Detectives from Leeds District CID are continuing to carry out enquiries into the incident.

Detective Inspector Michael Herbert, of Leeds District CID, said: “We are currently working to establish the full circumstances of this incident and to identify those involved.

“While our enquiries are at an early stage, we believe this violence to have been targeted and involving individuals who are known to each other.

“We are already speaking to a number of witnesses but would still like to hear from anyone who witnessed any part of what occurred or who has any information that could assist the investigation.

“We will always treat violent incidents such as this very seriously and do everything we can to bring those responsible to justice.

“We recognise that incidents of this nature will cause understandable concern in the community and we are liaising with our colleagues on the local neighbourhood policing team who are increasing their presence in the area to reassure people.”

Anyone with information should contact Leeds District CID on 101, or use the contact options on the West Yorkshire Police website.

You should quote crime reference number: 13210158398.

Information can also be given anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on: 0800 555 111.