Post-lockdown drinking session in York descends into violence as woman in grabs another by the hair and hurls her onto the ground in melee outside pub
- Shocking footage shows the scuffle breaking out in the King’s Arms beer garden
- Police confirmed they’re investigating the brawl, in which a man was also injured
- It came as Britons again took to pubs today as restrictions continues to ease
This is the moment a woman in fluffy slippers grabs another by the hair and hurls her onto cobblestones outside a York pub as a post-lockdown drinking session explodes into violence.
Shocking footage shows the women at the scene of a brawl between a group of men in the King’s Arms beer garden, with drinkers looking on and filming the scuffle.
But as they break away from the pack, a separate fight breaks out between the two of them.
One of the women, wearing fluffy slippers, slaps the other, causing her rival to retaliate as they edge towards a nearby river.
But the drinker who inflicted the initial blow then grabs the other woman’s hair and drags her down to the ground, much to the shock of those looking on.
Shocking footage shows the women at the scene of a brawl between a group of men in the King’s Arms beer garden, with drinkers looking on and filming the scuffle
But as they break away from the pack, a separate fight breaks out between the two of them
The drinker who inflicted the initial blow then grabs the other woman’s hair and drags her down to the ground, much to the shock of those looking on
Police said they were investigating the brawl, while the footage, shared on Facebook yesterday was described as ‘disgusting’.
A North Yorkshire Police spokesman said: ‘A man in his 40s was injured, and taken to hospital for treatment.
‘The investigation is ongoing, including CCTV enquiries.
‘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.’
It comes as drinkers were again seen enjoying pints in outdoor areas across London, Manchester and other major cities this afternoon.
London’s Soho was packed as bars set-up outdoor seating areas in the street to welcome back customers for the first time since December.
And at one pub, the Fox on the Hill, in London, the whole parking area was converted into a make-shift outdoor area – which was this afternoon filled with revellers rushing to return to their local watering hole.
It comes amid confusion over what counts as a legitimate outdoor seating area, with some pubs ready for reopening told they would have to either close their beer gardens or reduce capacity.
Government guidance states that shelters, marquees, and other temporary structures with roofs must have half their walls open at all times to be classed as being outdoors.
However, councils are interpreting the rules differently, leading to outcry from some landlords and restaurant owners who have only just been told they supposedly breach the rules.