Police have confirmed they are investigating reports of a mass brawl in which several cars were damaged, a man was left with his ear half bitten off and a family home was raided.
The drama unfolded in Ridgill Avenue, Skellow, last night and several police vehicles and two ambulances were reportedly called as the area was sealed off.
A witness has earlier today described the chaotic scenes and South Yorkshire Police has now revealed officers are investigating.
In a statement, the force said: “Enquiries are ongoing in the Skellow area of Doncaster this morning following reports of an aggravated burglary and assault in the area last night.
“At around 10.30pm on Friday 5 October, police received reports that two unknown men had forced entry to a property in Ridgill Avenue, Skellow, threatening the occupants. The keys to the occupants’ car, a VW Bora, were taken during the incident.
“The VW Bora was then involved in a collision with a 4x4-type vehicle on Ridgill Avenue, causing damage to both vehicles and a couple of others that were parked on the street.”
The statement added: “There were then multiple reports received of disorder in the area, with a man in his 30s suffering serious facial injuries. He was taken to hospital and has been arrested on suspicion of aggravated burglary.
“Officers are exploring the possibility that this series of incidents is linked to an earlier dispute between groups known to one another and an investigation is underway.”
A witness earlier said other residents disturbed by the commotion stood in shock as they watched the events unfold.
The 40-year-old, who did not want to be named, said: “It was chaotic, they were fighting on heap. Then a group of them smashed their way into this family’s house.
“The mum and her child, who must have only been about three or four-years-old, came running out of the house screaming. They were hysterical, as you would be.
“Then as the gang tried to get away in their car this 4x4 turned up and started going into the parked vehicles. There was smoke coming out of some of them.
“There was this guy on the street with part of his ear missing, he had blood all over him.
"!’m not sure how it is all connected but it was very scary.”
Anyone with any information is asked to call 101 quoting incident number 935 of 5 October 2018.