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Around 20 people involved in 'knife' fight in Piccadilly Gardens

Don't miss a thing by getting the day's biggest stories sent direct to your inbox Around 20 people were involved in a mass brawl in Piccadilly Gardens last night - including some thought to be armed with knives.

The fight happened at around 9.30pm and is believed to have centred on the area outside Morrisons at the corner of Oldham Street.

Buses were forced to stop as the violence spilled out into the road. It is understood witnesses reported seeing some of those involved carrying knives but none were recovered by police.

Officers responded to the 'ongoing disturbance' but no serious injuries were reported or arrests made. A dispersal order was put in place which gave officers extra powers to ban people from the area for a period of

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