Gang fight breaks out in Yatton

PUBLISHED: 12:00 11 November 2010

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A HUGE fight involving 20 people broke out in Yatton on Saturday causing two people to be hospitalised.

Concerned residents alerted police at about 1.30am after a gang of youths started a brawl in the Somerfield car park in High Street.

A Great Western Ambulance Service rapid response vehicle and ambulance treated the injured at the scene before taking two people to Weston General Hospital for minor wounds.

Owner of High Street pub, The Prince of Orange, Andy Sugg, said: “We have heard whispers about what happened and believe customers from our pub were set upon while walking home, one of which was a woman.

“I am not sure if the gang of people were from Yatton as it’s thought they may have been from out of the area.

“It has caused some bad feeling in the village and I hope that this won’t happen again but you can’t be sure.”

Police arrested a 17-year-old girl for swearing but she was later released with a caution.

A vehicle at the scene had its windscreens and wing mirrors smashed but the driver did not want to give any information.

One man had a cut to his upper eye and it was suggested this was from a glass bottle and one girl complained of chest pains.

A police spokesman said that all people involved refused to give details.

One eyewitness, who did not wish to be named, said: “I was surprised by how quickly it all evolved. We could hear people outside making noise for a short while and then it all kicked off. And it wasn’t just boys, girls were involved too.

“Big gang fights like this are not a regular occurrence here at all.”

A police spokesman said: “There was about 20 youths but when the police arrived there were just five or six left.

“There were no serious injuries. Most people suffered form cuts and bruises.”

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