Shocking footage shows bouncers tackling ejected punter to ground in daylight brawl outside V-Shed

‘It was excessive from the start’

This is the moment two bouncers tackled an ejected punter to the ground in a daylight brawl outside a Wetherspoons in Bristol.

Footage shows the security workers talking to the blue-shirted man in front of the V-Shed in the Harbourside area.

The situation looks calm - before the two doormen tackle the unidentified man to the floor.

Shocking footage shows the security workers grappling with a customer outside the V-Shed in Bristol earlier this month.

Wetherspoons said initially that the bouncers had been “stood down from their duties” while a probe was carried out.

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And, in an update today (Wednesday August 17), the pub chain said the investigation had been completed - but declined to reveal the outcome.

Chris Shutt, 35, took the video at around 9pm on August 1.

He posted it on Facebook - where it was viewed and shared hundreds of times - before leaving the pub.

Chris, a business owner, alleged: “It was excessive from the start. When they got him to the boundary of the pub garden, instead of throwing him out they pushed him and he went into the railings by the canal.

“The guy came over obviously drunk, he probably should have left but was just trying to verbally defend himself.

The video has been shared over 300 times on Facebook.

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“As I started recording the two of them slammed him down onto the concrete and one of them put his arm out and the other stamped on his wrist.”

In the footage, the man can be seen talking to the bouncers - with one of them walking away and laughing as the punter tries to defend his actions.

However, the mood quickly changes. The bouncers then tackle the customer to the ground - with one seemingly using his foot to pin the man down.

The video has been shared over 300 times on Facebook.

Chris said: “It was not good and not nice – afterwards they argued for a bit longer before he went off.

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“[The man] might have been mouthing off but he wasn’t being violent.”

What Wetherspoons said

A Wetherspoons spokesman said: “An investigation was carried out in to the incident at the V Shed, Bristol and follow-up actions have been agreed directly with the door staff company.

“We do not consider it appropriate to comment on the specifics of the outcome.

“While Wetherspoon does not condone the use of violent or aggressive behaviour by its door staff, reasonable force in order to restrain and, if necessary, remove customers from premises is permitted.

“Unfortunately, the extract of the customer’s mobile phone footage of the incident does not show the customer’s actions which prompted the door security team’s response to try and restrain the customer.”

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