More than 20 Germans arrested following mass brawl in Liverpool

10 people arrested following mass brawl in Liverpool

A mass brawl took place in Liverpool (Stock image)

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Merseyside Police has arrested more than 20 German nationals after reports of a disturbance in Liverpool city centre.

The alleged brawl took place last night (November 23) at around 11:20pm, according to the BBC.

Video footage of the incident appears to show that the fight started when a group of men came out of the Soho bar in Concert Square.

During the brawl chairs were also allegedly used as weapons and as the fight became more violent the group are said to have moved away from the bar and across the street.

One man suffered an injury to his head during the fight. He is currently being treated in hospital but is said to be in a stable condition.

Two others were also arrested after the alleged brawl last night and both are in their twenties, one was from Walton and the other Toxteth.

Police have also said they believe that as well as members of the public door staff were also involved.​

A police statement read: "Merseyside Police has arrested in excess of 20 German nationals this afternoon (November 23 2017) for breach of the peace following reports of a disturbance in the Concert Square area of Liverpool city centre last night. 

"Officers attended the junction of Cook Street and North John Street and following the arrests took the men to police stations in Merseyside to be interviewed. 

"The man who was injured in the early hours of Thursday morning remains in hospital where he is receiving treatment for a head injury. His condition is described as critical."

Superintendent Mark Morgan said: “A large group of people were involved in this incident of disorder last night, and we are working to establish exactly why it happened. 

“We are keen for anyone with information on this incident to come forward and speak to police, or Crimestoppers. 

“We are particularly keen to hear from anyone who may have filmed the incident on a camera phone. 

"We will take strong action against anyone who risks the good reputation our city centre has, and bring people responsible for incidents such as this to justice. 

"We will continue to work hard with our partners to ensure the city remains a safe place, with a good reputation which encourages people to continue to enjoy what the city has to offer. Our primary aim is to protect the public and ensure they have a night out in a safe environment." 

Anyone with information is asked to contact Merseyside Police on 101 quoting incident reference 0517299709 or the Crimestoppers line anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via www.crimestoppers-uk.org