CCTV Appeal Over Mass Brawl At Leeds Bar.

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Detectives are appealing for information to identify a number of men who were involved in a mass brawl at a bar in Leeds at the weekend.

Officers were called to The Arc bar, in Ash Road, Headingley, shortly after 12.30am in the early hours of Saturday (17/2).

About 20 men had been fighting with each other and glasses and chairs were used as weapons. The suspects had then run from the scene.

A 28-year-old man was found with a wound to the head and was treated at hospital.

A 21-year-old man was later arrested on suspicion of violent disorder and has been released under investigation.

Detective Inspector James Entwistle, of Leeds District CID, said: “The situation appears to have started with a confrontation between two people that has then quickly turned in to a mass brawl.

“These were some very ugly scenes where people were punched, kicked and stamped on and glasses and chairs were thrown.

“The video shows how there was very little that the bar’s security could do to control the situation and it was clearly a shocking thing for staff and other people in the bar to witness.

“We are treating this as an incident of violent disorder and are carrying out enquiries to identify those involved. We do have very clear CCTV footage that captures the whole incident and are working through that in detail to identify the main suspects.

“We would like to hear from anyone who knows the identity of any of those shown fighting in the clip we have released or who recognises themselves as a witness.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact Leeds District CID via 101 quoting Operation Bartergill, or call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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