Fight using pool cues, glasses and bar furniture breaks out between football fans in Burnley pub

A large-scale fight between Burnley FC and Newcastle United fans broke out at a pub in Burnley following an earlier altercation.

Wednesday, 26th February 2020, 6:29 pm
Updated Wednesday, 26th February 2020, 6:36 pm

Police need to speak to two men in connection with a large-scale fight between Burnley FC and Newcastle United fans at a pub in Burnley.

Following an initial altercation between the rival groups of fans, some Newcastle supporters were ejected by door staff.

A short time later, a group of between 20 to 25 Newcastle supporters returned and a fight broke out, with pool cues, glasses and bar furniture used as weapons.

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Police want to speak to the two men pictured after a large-scale fight between Burnley FC and Newcastle United fans broke out at a pub in Burnley. (Credit: Lancashire Police)

One man had to be treated at hospital for an eye injury.

The incident occurred at the Turf Hotel on Yorkshire Street on Saturday, December 14 at around 4:25pm.

PC Ross Bosdorff from Burnley Police said: “We know that the vast majority of football fans enjoy a bit of friendly rivalry and attend matches to have a good time, however, on this occasion, fans on both sides took it too far by fighting with each other.

“We need anyone who knows who was involved in the disorder, as well as the men pictured in the images, to make contact with us as soon as possible.”

Police want to speak to the two men pictured after a large-scale fight between Burnley FC and Newcastle United fans broke out at a pub in Burnley. (Credit: Lancashire Police)

If you have any information that could help police, you can call PC Ross Bosdorff on 07976 301223 or PC Dan Fish on 07967 819474.

You can also contact police by emailing [email protected]

Alternatively, independent charity Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555111 or online by clicking HERE.