Wiltshire Police have charged a 16-year-old youth with grievous bodily harm with intent following a fight in North Swindon earlier this month.
He was released on police bail to appear at Swindon Youth Court on 16 April.
Trouble involving about 20 youths broke out in a field near Haydon End on Wednesday 6 March. During the scuffles, one teenager suffered a knife wound to the stomach and was taken to hospital for treatment.
Wiltshire Police were alerted by residents after they spotted a large group of youths gathering early in the evening around Prospero Way, Havisham Drive, Hardy Close and Mazurek Way. ??Officers were there within minutes of the first call and carried out thorough searches for the youths, who had quickly dispersed.
??Detective Constable Alan Mills of Swindon CID said: “We are very grateful to the media in Swindon for their coverage of this disorder. As a result we have received a number of very helpful phone calls from members of the public.
“The information they have provided has allowed us to build up a list of the people who are suspected of taking part in this confrontation. We are extremely keen to hear from anyone else who has information about the people who were behind this disorder.
“It is quite possible that parents of secondary school children have heard names being mentioned by their children. We need to know more about who used social networking sites to encourage the gathering, and about those who turned up to take part in what developed.
“I would appeal to all public-spirited people in Swindon who have information, no matter how insignificant it might seem, to call 101 and ask for Swindon CID. Anyone concerned about being identified can call Crimestoppers UK anonymously on 0800 555 111.”
Meanwhile, Chief Inspector Keith Ewart has sought to reassure residents that Swindon North Neighbourhood Policing Team has stepped up patrols in the area to prevent a repeat of the events of 6 March.