Wednesday, May 04, 2016

Three people arrested after 30-person bar brawl erupted at baby-naming function

Three people were arrested after up to 30 people, some wielding chairs and pool cues, became involved in bar-room brawl following a baby-naming function Officers were called to a large scale disturbance at the Parkway Social Club in Plymouth, Devon, shortly after 8pm on Sunday night. Investigators say two people, a 24-year-old female and a 23-year-old man, arrested on suspicion of assault were remanded in custody.

A third person arrested was granted street bail at the scene. Officers say weapons including pool cues, chairs and other items were used during the alleged fight. Paramedics from South Western Ambulance Service were also called to the scene although it is believed people only needed treatment for minor injuries. A spokesman for Plymouth police said the incident took place in the public bar area of the club following a baby-naming function which took place earlier the same day.

The spokesman said: "A large number of people very quickly left the club prior to the police's arrival and we are keen to trace all the witnesses who may have seen any part of the incident. If you attended the Parkway Social Club on Sunday night, in any of the bars or function rooms, we would like to hear from you." The baby's mother stressed that the naming event took place in one of the Parkway Social Club's function room, beginning at 12.30pm and ending at 5.30pm, well before the fight broke out.

The mother, who has asked not to be named, said: "There were no children or babies at the incident at all. People had gone home the ceremony and I had taken my baby home with their grandparent and the various things given before I went back. I walked in to the public bar area of the club just as it was kicking off. I wouldn't say there were 30 people fighting, but there were people who attended the naming ceremony who become involved. I don't know what started it but I've heard stories. There were no children there at the time and the fight ruined what was meant to be a good day."

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