Rammy at bingo hall
Police called after players start fighting during game
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.