A GROUP of men fought with a group of teenage boys outside a school in Accrington yesterday (September 16).

Police attended Queens Road West, outside Accrington Academy, at around 3pm following a report of a boy with a knife.

It is believed that a number of men had been fighting with a group of teenage boys in the street.

Nobody was injured in the fight, but a 14-year-old boy had his clothes ripped - no arrests were made but enquiries are ongoing.

A Lancashire Police spokesperson said: "We realise this incident will cause some concern in the community but we can confirm this is being treated as an isolated incident.

"As a precaution patrols have been stepped up in the area. If you see an officer in the area feel free to say hello and pass on any information you may have."

Anyone with information is asked the call the police on 101, quoting log 0936 of September 16.

A spokesperson for Accrington Academy said: "Parents and students may be aware of an incident that took place on the street outside the Academy after school this afternoon.

"The incident was dealt with quickly by Academy staff, the police arrived and are investigating.

"The perpetrators were not students at Accrington Academy.Thank you to all those who acted quickly to avoid this incident escalating.

"We are contacting you this evening to reassure that the matter has been dealt with."