Police injured during Bank Holiday ‘fracas’ in Romford town centre

Crowds gathered in South Street. Picture: @JamesManktelow

Crowds gathered in South Street. Picture: @JamesManktelow - Credit: Archant

Police needed back-up during a “huge fracas” in Romford town centre in the early hours of Sunday morning, in which officers were injured.

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The chaos started when police were called to Fiction nightclub in South Street at 3am to reports of two men verbally abusing door staff who refused them entry.

The police spoke to them but the men were then reported to be causing a disturbance in McDonalds, opposite Fiction.

They were again stopped outside Romford train station, where they were restrained and arrested.

One was arrested for public order and the other for being drunk and disorderly.

As the men were restrained dozens of people gathered around and were hostile towards the officers resulting in urgent back-up being called.

Officer Pc Rosie Bennett took to Twitter to say officers had “bumps and scrapes”.

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Both men were taken into custody and later accepted fixed penalty notices.