Police investigating a violent disturbance at Malton on Bank Holiday Monday have arrested a sixth suspect.
The violence started after a large group of people got out of two vehicles in Milton Street at about 12.50pm.
A spokesman said two vehicles pulled up in the road and about 10 people got out carrying implements, including a baseball bat and garden tools. They went to a house and threatened the occupant before some of the group began fighting three people in the street.
The three victims, all local men, suffered only minor injuries as a result of the attack, said the spokesman.
A 16 year-old Knaresborough youth was later released on police bail, after three were arrested at the time of the incident and two more on Tuesday morning. All six have been given bail pending further investigations.
PC Tim Welford said: “While we believe the incident to have been an isolated one, it caused alarm among local people. “
He said a mobile police office staffed by the local Safer Neighbourhood Team was set up in Milton Avenue to enable members of public to speak to officers.
In addition, anyone with information can ring the non-emergency police number, 101, select option 2 and ask for PC Welford or Malton police station, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.