Mass brawl in Southport town centre leaves five injured
Merseyside Police detectives have launched an investigation after reports of disorder in Southport in the early hours of this morning, Sunday 18 September.
At 2.30am, members of the public reported fighting between several men in the West Street area, believed to be around the Kahiki Bar. Police and the ambulance service attended the location and five people were found with minor injuries, some of whom are initially believed to have been innocent bystanders. No person hurt required hospital treatment.
Extensive enquiries are underway to establish the full circumstances and identify the perpetrators. CCTV from West Street is being examined by detectives today and any witnesses to this incident are urged to contact police at the earliest opportunity.
Eye witnesses at the scene told OTSNews.co.uk “Two women were layed out cold on Waverley after being attacked punched in head. One of ‘travellers’ produced a pyramid-shaped ring and started laying people out for fun. Door staff did a great job defending themselves and customers.”
“We called the police four times and they never arrived.”
Another witness said: “This was a terrifying situation to be caught up in, I don’t know about the other people involved last night but I still feel very much shook up.
“I believe that a few of those involved did seek medical help, and there were a lot more than 5 people hurt. I’m sending healing thoughts with them today, hope everyone is okay and hope they don’t feel too dramatised.”
“The ambulance and police arrived 25 mins maybe longer after being called, but they dealt with the situation well.”
“The street pastures arrived out of nowhere soon after the incident and helped a great deal, keeping everyone calm.”
“I might be speaking for myself but i felt very unsafe and nervous waiting around after what had happened, tidying the work place with a great lack of security due to the circumstances of who had been injured, or who left, and confused and genuinely shocked at what had just taken place. I for one was glad to get home.”
“On this note, maybe the police should take something from this and hang around west street like they used to, especially after 2am. That would make me feel a little safer, not sure about anyone else?”
Anyone with information is asked to call Sefton CID on 0151 777 3803, call 101, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
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