Police were called to Pear Tree Park in Penwortham after a man was seen with a machete following the Man City vs Chelsea match.Advertisement
A large number of drinkers had gathered on the park to enjoy take out pints from the Pear Tree pub in Leyland Road, on the hottest day of the year.
The pub is understood to have stopped serving at 8pm but many revellers carried on enjoying the warm weather and brought their own drinks to the park.
Within minutes of the final whistle, which saw Chelsea win 2-1, securing Liverpool FC the league title, fireworks were set off and sirens were heard screeching towards the park.
A man was said to have pulled out a machete although no-one was injured and he had left the park by the time police arrived.
A Lancashire Police spokesman said: “Police were called at about 10pm last night (Thursday, June 25th) to a report of a large number of people on parkland at the back of the Pear Tree public house in Penwortham and that a man had been seen with a machete.
“Officers attended but the man is believed to have left the area. Enquiries are on-going to trace them. No injuries were reported.”
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The crowd was subsequently dispersed with no further issues.
In recent weeks residents have raised concerns about the pub selling off-premises. However police and South Ribble Council’s licensing committee said it does not breach any Covid regulations, as locals are gathering in the park to enjoy their pints.
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