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Stitches required after brawl
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A woman received 40 stitches to her face Sunday after being cut in a fight, officials report. Great Bend Police were dispatched to investigate the alleged aggravated battery at 2:28 a.m. Sunday.

According to Lt. William Browne, officers were first dispatched to Central Kansas Medical Center, where they learned that "a very large fight" involving several people had occurred a short time earlier at a residence at 12th and Odell streets. During the fight several subjects were battered, and a 23-year-old woman received a cut on her face, requiring the stitches. She had been taken to CKMC by private vehicle. It was not known who had battered her or what she was cut with.

A total of four subjects were treated and released at CKMC early Sunday, but most had only minor injuries, Browne said.

No arrests had been made as of Monday afternoon, and police were still sorting out what had happened. Browne said the fight started as one group was having a party at 2501 12th St. Another group showed up, and the situation escalated into a fight.

Another, unrelated aggravated battery was reported last Wednesday around 6 p.m. A male told police he was walking down the 5600 block of Eisenhower Ave. when he was passed an unknown male who was mumbling. The victim said he spoke to the subject, who then attacked him with a knife. He reportedly received superficial wounds to his arm.

Browne said the cases remain under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call the Great Bend Police Department, 793-4120, or Crime Stoppers, 792-1300. The toll-free Crime Stoppers telephone number for calls outside of Great Bend is 1-888-305-1300.