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Yates Preston mass brawl sees arrests made

Posted on - 4th February, 2019 - 4:43pm | Author - | Posted in - Crime, Preston City Centre, Preston News, Pubs
The clip of the fight has been circulating on Facebook
The clip of the fight has been circulating on Facebook

Eight people have been arrested after a mass brawl in a Preston city centre bar.

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Preston Police were called to Yates wine bar in Church Street during the early hours of Sunday morning.

Video footage, circulating social media, has been watched 44,000 times showing chairs being thrown and fists flying in the disorder.

A spokeswoman from Preston Police said: “We were made aware at around 12.20am yesterday (Sunday) of some ongoing disorder at a bar on Church Street, Preston. We attended and arrested eight people.

“Those making the most of the night time economy in Preston should be able to do so safely and we will always deal with incidents of this nature proportionately.”

A spokesperson for Yates Preston has told Lancs Live they are helping people with their investigation.

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Those arrested include:

A 25-year-old man from Preston was arrested on suspicion of ABH assault and possession of cocaine was given an adult caution.

A 34-year-old man from Preston was arrested on suspicion of assault and was given an adult caution.

A 24-year-old man from Penwortham was arrested on suspicion of being drunk and disorderly was released no charge.

A 28-year-old man from Chorley was arrested on suspicion of being drunk and disorderly and was given a fixed penalty

A 20-year-old woman from Leyland was arrested on suspicion of being drunk and disorderly and was given a fixed penalty

A 22-year-old man from Leigh was arrested on suspicion of being drunk and disorderly and was given a fixed penalty

A 22-year-old man from Leigh was arrested on suspicion of being drunk and disorderly was given a fixed penalty

An 18-year-old man from Bolton was arrested on suspicion of being drunk and disorderly and was given a fixed penalty

Anyone with further information is asked to call police on 101.

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