Rammy at bingo hall

Po­lice called af­ter play­ers start fight­ing dur­ing game

Evening Telegraph (First Edition) - - Front Page - BY SCOTT LORIMER

PO­LICE were called out to a bingo hall af­ter a rammy broke out in the mid­dle of a game.

The drama un­folded at Mecca Dou­glas­field and saw two groups of play­ers es­corted from the premises.

One shocked player de­scribed see­ing two woman grab­bing each other “by the throat”. But, de­spite the fra­cas, the bingo caller is said to have car­ried on.

One at­tendee said play­ers in the hall stopped in shock as the two groups came to blows.

The woman, who asked not to be named, said: “I think it was two groups of three in­volved and they were quite a few tables apart. There were six of them in to­tal, five women and one man. They were shout­ing over ev­ery­thing.

“I heard them say to each other ‘come on then’ and ‘let’s take this out­side’. Then two of the younger women had each other by their throats.”

Staff at Mecca had to in­ter­vene as the strug­gle con­tin­ued right in the mid­dle of the hall.

It’s not clear what sparked the in­ci­dent but the wit­ness be­lieved the groups may have known each other.

She added: “The se­cu­rity staff were try­ing to get them apart. Every­one was up hav­ing a look at what was hap­pen­ing and most had their cam­eras go­ing.

“Even­tu­ally they chucked both groups out­side — it took them quite a while to get them out. The bingo caller kept call­ing the num­bers even though there was all this shout­ing and com­mo­tion go­ing on.”

John Dyson, op­er­a­tions di­rec­tor for Mecca Bingo, praised staff for their han­dling of the in­ci­dent, which took place on Fri­day. He said: “There was a small al­ter­ca­tion at our Dundee Dou­glas­field club on Fri­day even­ing which our team dealt with in a pro­fes­sional man­ner. No cus­tomers or team mem­bers were hurt and the club is not in­volved in any fur­ther ac­tion.”

Po­lice Scot­land was ap­proached for com­ment but hadn’t replied at the time of go­ing to press.

The rammy at Mecca Dou­glas­field, which was caught on cam­era.

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