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Last Updated: Thursday, 29 July, 2004, 10:31 GMT 11:31 UK
Leaders discuss festival violence
Cambridgeshire Police have met with community leaders after a series of violent clashes between ethnic groups in Peterborough.

Representatives from the Kurdish, Pakistani, Caribbean and Islamic communities met with police officers on Wednesday night.

It follows clashes at the East of England Anand Mela on Saturday.

Further violence followed in the city on Sunday. Police quickly arrived at the scene and there were no arrests.

A spokesman for Cambridgeshire Police said Wednesday's meeting was positive.

"The group was able to exchange ideas and discuss issues surrounding the disturbances which took place in the city at the weekend," he said.

"The meeting agreed that violence would not be tolerated and urged the community to report to police issues of disorder and inappropriate behaviour."

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