A Sussex Police statement said: “Just after 1am officers went to the High Street after reports of a fight outside the Crown Inn and a few minutes later there were reports of a fight outside the nearby Charcoal Grill in the same street.Well, economies of scale, and all that…
“Several 999 calls were received and additional support was required from neighbouring areas in order to contain the disorder, which appears to have stemmed from two separate fights which then overlapped.”
Two separate fights merged to form a mass brawl.
The incidents both took place in Lewes, during the early hours of Saturday.At least there seems to have been no premeditation, unlike a little further north:
Four men have been arrested following an apparently organised mass brawl in a North Yorkshire town involving home-made weapons.
Two 19-year-old men, an 18-year-old man and a 17-year-old youth were arrested following the armed fight in Scarborough town centre at the weekend, which left four men needing hospital treatment.An armed fight?
The brawl, which involved the use of actual and home-made weapons, took place in several areas, including Columbus Ravine, Hoxton Road and Dean Road Cemetery at about 1.50am on Saturday.Lovely!
Sergeant Richard Mallinson, of Scarborough Police, said: “This was a large-scale fight between several males which appears to have been organised.Someone’s been listening in history lessons, then!
“One of the improvised weapons was mace-like – a stick with nails hammered into it.”