Police appeal for witnesses after huge fight in Bristol pub

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Several people were punched and kicked in the ‘alarming’ incident

Police are appealing for witnesses following a huge fight in a South Bristol pub during which several people were injured.

A significant number of people were involved in the incident at The Rising Sun, opposite Greville Smyth Park, at around 9pm on Saturday (11 May).

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Officers were quickly on the scene after being alerted to the disorder which saw several people punched and kicked, but several of those involved had already left the area.

A 24-year-old man was arrested at the scene on suspicion of affray, causing actual bodily harm and possession of cocaine. He has since been released on bail while further enquires take place.

A review of CCTV footage from the pub and wider area is underway, as officers look to identify everyone involved.

Investigating officer PC Rosie Patterson said: “This was an alarming incident which involved a large number of people fighting in a pub.

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“Several people were assaulted and suffered injuries, although it’s unclear exactly how many people were hurt.

“Incidents of this nature are completely unacceptable and it’s important we identify those responsible.

“If you saw what happened or have information about it please get in touch.”

Anyone who witnessed the incident is asked to phone 101 and provide the call handler with the reference 5224120641.

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