UPDATE: Pub blame Rotherham United fans for 50 person brawl

Incident at Paris Gate
Incident at Paris Gate

Several people were injured after 50 football fans started throwing bottles and chairs in a mass brawl outside a Doncaster pub.

A 30-year-old man has been arrested following the disorder outside the Paris Gate pub in St Sepulchre Gate Doncaster Town Centre on Saturday.

Three women were injured in the incident that happened around 4.55pm on Saturday May 7 when a spokesman for the pub said a group of around 50 Rotherham fans turned up looking for Doncaster Rovers supporters.


Around 50 people are understood to have been involved, causing damage outside the pub and reportedly assaulting staff and customers.


Speaking about the incident a spokesman for the pub said: “The landlady, two other women and our DJ were among those who were injured.


“Around 50 Rotherham fans turned up looking for trouble when staff went outside to tell them there were no Doncaster Rovers fans in the pub the Rotherham fans started throwing glasses and chairs.


“These weren’t kids they were grown men who had come looking for a fight.”


The incident came just hours after Rotherham United’s 5-1 defeat to Hull City.


A police spokesman said: “A 48-year-old man suffered minor facial injuries as a result of the incident.


“A 30-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of violent disorder and bailed pending further enquiries.”


The investigation is ongoing and officers are keen to hear from anyone who may have witnessed the disorder.


Please call 101 or email enquiries@southyorks.pnn.police.uk quoting incident number 785 of 7 May 2016..

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