Police injured during Bank Holiday ‘fracas’ in Romford town centre
- 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.
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.
You may also want to watch:
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”.
- 1 Watch police fine seven in Romford for watching TV together
- 2 Mick Norcross, The Only Way Is Essex star, has died aged 57
- 3 NHS nurse assaulted at east London hospital
- 4 British Gas engineers burn contracts at Havering Town Hall in defiance of 'sign or be fired'
- 5 Covid deaths increase at Queen's and King George hospitals this week
- 6 Queen's and King George hospitals appeal for volunteers to support end of life patients
- 7 Harvey, 7, died after electric shock 'flowed through his body', court hears
- 8 Heritage: How greyhound enthusiast's 1960s betting coup failed
- 9 'A tax on relationships': Politicians criticise boundary charge proposal
- 10 Council report reveals concern that borough's Covid vaccination drive may be held back
Both men were taken into custody and later accepted fixed penalty notices.