Police trawl through CCTV footage of brawl at Doncaster pub

Detectives investigating a brawl at a Doncaster pub are trawling through CCTV footage in a bid to identify the culprits.

Monday, 16th May 2016, 10:52 am
Updated Monday, 16th May 2016, 10:56 am
Police were called to a brawl outside a Doncaster pub

They initially thought that around 50 people were involved in the disturbance, but it is now thought that 'only a minority engaged in criminal acts'.

Officers were called to the Paris Gate pub in St Sepulchre Gate, Doncaster town centre, at around 4.55pm on Saturday, May 7, following a clash between Doncaster Rovers and Rotherham United football fans.

Bottles and chairs were thrown in the incident outside the pub, with one 48-year-old man ending up hurt.

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Detective Sergeant Andy Knowles said: “We have been carrying out our enquiries in the local community, which includes reviewing CCTV footage from the area.

“We understand that the group were football supporters travelling through the area and want to stress that their behaviour that day was completely unacceptable.

“Closer inspection of the footage is now being carried out and while initially it appeared that around 50 people were involved in the disorder, we now believe that only a minority engaged in criminal acts.

“We are working hard to identify those individuals and I’d urge anyone with information about the disorder to come forward and help us with our investigation.”

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

Anyone with information should call South Yorkshire Police on 101.