5 people arrested after fight at steel pipe venue
A man has been arrested after a brawl erupted at a steel pipe music venue in South London.
Police were called to the venue in the early hours of Saturday morning.
Police said a group of men, aged between 22 and 30, were seen pushing and shoving each other.
One man suffered minor injuries.
Police confirmed a 21-year-old man from the area was arrested on suspicion of assault causing actual bodily harm.
Seven other men were arrested at the venue, and two men were also taken to hospital with injuries.
Two men have since been released from custody.
Southwark Crown Court was told the incident occurred when two men and two women who were performing at the Steel Pipe on March 8, 2017, became involved in a physical altercation.
The venue’s manager told the court the two groups started to fight when one man punched another in the head and a woman fell to the ground and was pushed into a door frame.
A third woman, also at the concert, was also injured in the melee, but she sustained no serious injuries.
‘Not a lot of things were going on’ The venue manager said the brawl began when two people started to push each other at the event.
He said a “large group of people” began pushing the women and one man in the crowd.
“A large group of them began to push the women, pushing them on the doorframe,” the court heard.
“They continued to push on her.
“One man was punched in the face, in the chest, in his eye, and he was taken to the hospital with minor injuries.” “
The fight continued, and it escalated into a melee, with people punching each other.”
“One man was punched in the face, in the chest, in his eye, and he was taken to the hospital with minor injuries.”
The venue was then evacuated.
One of the men who was arrested was wearing a mask when he was arrested.
He was charged with assault causing injury and resisting arrest.
Police also charged two men with criminal damage, causing disorder and failing to disperse.
He added that a 17-year old man and a 16-year a student were arrested for failing to comply with the terms of bail. “
He is currently in custody.”
He added that a 17-year old man and a 16-year a student were arrested for failing to comply with the terms of bail.
‘This is a very dangerous incident’ A spokeswoman for the London Ambulance Service said the cause of the brawl was unknown at this stage.
“This is not a situation that we can comment on,” the spokesperson said.
‘There are not many things going on at this time’ Police also released CCTV footage from inside the venue showing what appears to be the aftermath of the incident.
They also said the club had been closed as a result of the disorder.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with those involved,” a spokesman for Southwark council said.
The Steel Pipe is a music venue which attracts thousands of fans each year.
It is based in the same block of flats as the Brixton Bridge and is popular with the younger crowd.