Five ar­rests af­ter af­fray at Bat­tle of Bri­tain club

Harefield Gazette - - NEWS -

A LARGE po­lice pres­ence, and sirens into the early hours of the morn­ing, caused con­cern for neigh­bours of the Bat­tle of Bri­tain Club in Uxbridge.

Sev­eral po­lice units at­tended the RAF club, in Hilling­don Road, used by serv­ing per­son­nel and Royal Air Force veter­ans, af­ter they were called at 11.26pm on Fri­day May 13.

It was re­ported to po­lice that a large group of peo­ple were caus­ing a dis­tur­bance at the venue and five peo­ple were ar­rested.

A con­cerned eye­wit­ness said: “The po­lice kept ar­riv­ing for over two hours, pre­sum­ably from other forces – riot po­lice with dogs and ev­ery­thing.

“I was walk­ing home from Uxbridge with my boyfriend at around 11.30pm and just saw a mass of peo­ple and peo­ple run­ning into small lo­cal roads to es­cape the po­lice. It was pretty scary.

“I live lo­cally and the sirens kept com­ing un­til past 1am.”

A Metropoli­tan Po­lice spokesper­son said: “The group were re­fus­ing to leave the premises fol­low­ing the clo­sure of a party and were be­com­ing hos­tile.

“Sev­eral po­lice units at­tended the scene and the group was dis­persed.”

A 30-year-old male, two 18-year-old males, a 17-year-old male and a 17-year-old fe­male were ar­rested for of­fences in­clud­ing af­fray, as­sault­ing an of­fi­cer, ac­tual bod­ily harm, crim­i­nal dam­age and pos­ses­sion of cannabis.

They have been bailed to a date in early July.

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