Police update on recent pub incident in Scunthorpe

Humberside Police have issued a statement further to a recent incident which happened at a local Scunthorpe pub.

Police were called to the Blue Bell Inn in Scunthorpe after a fight broke out on Friday afternoon.

“At 5.20pm on Friday 28 May, police were called to reports of a disturbance at a pub on Oswald Road in Scunthorpe.

“On arrival at the scene, four police officers and a member of staff were reportedly assaulted by a group of men. Two of the officers required hospital treatment for their injuries.

“A number of people have been questioned in relation to the incident and have subsequently been released as we continue our enquiries.

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Chief Inspector Paul French said: “Now that restrictions are lifting and hospitality is reopening, we are doing all we can to support members of the public and local businesses as the night time economy re-starts.

“Our first response will always be to engage with drinkers, however please be assured that we will swiftly and robustly deal with any cases of disorder – and we certainly will not tolerate abuse and violence directed at our officers or at hospitality staff.

“There are additional measures in place at the moment and venues are working hard to adapt. If you are going out, please be patient with staff and respectful of the rules in place at individual establishments. They are there to keep you and others safe.”

Enquiries are now underway in to Friday evening’s incident and police are working closely with the pub while reviewing online footage along with our officers’ body worn video cameras and nearby CCTV.

If anyone has information that would help with our enquiries they are asked to call our non-emergency number 101 quoting log 456 of 28 May 2021.

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