The video shows the shocking moment when the police wrestled with Wetherspoons players who were denied service because they did not want to distance themselves socially.
Four police officers and the employee were attacked by a group of men on Friday evening (May 28) and the violent brawl was recorded on video.
The fight began when the staff at the Blue Bell in Scunthorpe refused to serve a group of men who did not obey pub rules and the manager was then attacked, reports Grimsby Live.
Police were called into the pub to restore order, but four officers were attacked in a moment captured on shocking video.
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Two of the officers and the manager had to be hospitalized for their injuries.
Several people have been questioned and released while the police continue their investigation.
At the beginning of the video, a Humberside police officer is seen approaching a man who is sitting at a table and grasping for handcuffs.
In the background, children can be heard screaming while others stand up to either watch or join the fight.
A second officer is shot dead, but is pushed back by another bar-goer.
The first officer, still on the ground, appears to be holding the man back by leaning his back against him.
At this point the second officer appears to strike the man’s stomach three times.
Others – including at least one other officer – join the fight, which is now even closer to a table where children are sitting.
A woman at the table yells, “I have kids here for God’s sake. How can I get them out? “While one hears a child screaming:” Please help me “.
The video is paused and restarted, with at least two officers with yellow tasers pointing at the man while shouting: “Get on the floor now”.
Then almost a dozen police officers seem to be holding several people on the floor while customers watch in shock.
Wetherspoons has attacked violence against staff and police officers. A spokesman said: “We strongly condemn the actions of a group of customers at The Blue Bell, Scunthorpe.
“The manager of the pub rightly told them that they would not be served because they were not following social distancing.
“As a result, the manager was hung up by a member of the group and had to be hospitalized.
“The police came to the pub to investigate the situation and were attacked by the group members.
“Our employees work hard to make the pub a fun and safe place for customers to socialize and employees to work and don’t deserve to be treated that way.
“We are grateful for the police action. We will do our best to support the police in their investigations. “
Declaration by the Humberside Police
A Humberside Police spokesman said: “At 5:20 pm on Friday, May 28th, police were called to report a malfunction in a pub on Oswald Road in Scunthorpe.
“Upon arrival at the scene, four police officers and one employee were reportedly attacked by a group of men. Two of the officers had to be hospitalized for their injuries.
“A number of people have been questioned about the incident and then released while we continue our investigation.
“The investigation into the Friday night incident is now ongoing and the police are working closely with the pub as they review online footage along with our officers’ body-worn video cameras and nearby video surveillance.
“If anyone has any information that could help with our inquiries, they are asked to call our non-emergency number 101 using Protocol 456 dated May 28, 2021.”