Police probe in to city disturbance caught on CCTV


Staff reporter

POLICE are appealing for witnesses to a large-scale disturbance in Chester city centre.

Detectives say a man was involved in an altercation with a group of men outside the Old Queen’s Head pub on Eastgate Street.

Although no assault or injuries were reported, the man appeared to be threatened by the group of about 30 men aged between 16 and 30 who were acting aggressively.

The disturbance happened at about 10.40pm on Saturday, August 18, and detectives are exploring whether it is related to a group of local football supporters who had been dropped off nearby after travelling to a match by coach.

They are urging anybody who was involved in or who witnessed the disturbance to come forward.

Sgt John Forshaw, of Chester inner neighbourhood policing team, said: “We are investigating the matter and are currently in the process of reviewing CCTV footage of the incident.

“We are aiming to identify everybody involved and will be taking robust action against offenders.

“If anybody has any information relating to this incident or if you were involved please contact the police.”

Anyone with information should contact Cheshire Police on 101 and ask to speak to Sgt Forshaw or PC Tom Davies at Chester Town Hall police station.

See full story in the Chester Leader

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