Updated: One man injured after ‘brawl’ outside riverside pub in York
A man was taken to hospital after fighting broke out next to a riverside pub in York.
As we first reported on Monday night, two ambulances were called to the riverside in York city centre.
It was following a reported fight on King’s Staith at about 7.45pm as drinkers sat outside the King’s Arms and Waterfront pubs.
One person who witnessed what happened described it as “a massive brawl”.
Others also posted about having seen an altercation near the river. A video showing a fight on King’s Staith has gone viral on Facebook.
The King’s Arms had closed by 9pm.
Today (Tuesday) police issued an appeal for witnesses. A force spokesperson said: “Police attended reports of a number of people fighting on Kings Staith in York, at about 7.45pm on Monday 12 April 2021.
“A man in his 40s was injured, and taken to hospital for treatment.
“The investigation is ongoing, including CCTV enquiries.”
It comes at the end of the first day when the lockdown restrictions were partially lifted, allowing pubs and restaurants to serve customers in outdoor spaces.
The incident came near the end of a successful reopening of York, with shoppers and diners making the most of the spring sunshine in the city centre.
Anyone who witnessed the incident, and has not already spoken to police, is asked to contact North Yorkshire Police on 101, quoting incident number 12210096720.