Royal Navy sailors ‘were involved in mass seaside brawl’ caught on camera phones

Royal Navy sailors ‘were involved in mass seaside brawl’ caught on camera phones as Easter weekend turned violent

Investigators have pieced together chaotic scenes and accounts from Saturday Police confirmed navy personnel and locals were involved in the choatic brawlIt was initially reported that 100 people were involved but it was between 10 – 12

Navy personnel and locals are believed to have taken place in a mass brawl in Plymouth which was captured in shocking footage, as the police launch a public appeal to identify them.

Investigators have pieced together the chaotic scenes and accounts of Saturday evening’s disorder at the Hoe, near to Smeaton’s Tower, which resulted in cameraphone footage being shared on social media.

It also sparked a swathe of criticism of young people who sought to soak up the sun and sink a few drinks.

Investigators have pieced together the chaotic scenes and accounts of Saturday evening’s disorder at the Hoe, near to Smeaton’s Tower

Detective Inspector Andy Hodges said it was understandable that members of the public were disgusted with the outbreak of violence

Detective Inspector Andy Hodges said it was understandable that members of the public were disgusted with the outbreak of violence

Det Insp Hodges said the picture was initially very confusing, with people first claiming they witnessed a mass brawl involving around 100 people

Det Insp Hodges said the picture was initially very confusing, with people first claiming they witnessed a mass brawl involving around 100 people

Several police vehicles attended the Hoe following a number of calls about a large fight breaking out between a number of young men, which investigators have later confirmed involved not only locals but service personnel believed to be from HMS Drake – the naval base in Davenport.

Detective Inspector Andy Hodges said it was understandable that members of the public were disgusted with the outbreak of violence on one of the city’s most iconic sights and he said police were treating the matter seriously.

He said: ‘We’ve examined bodyworn footage from the first officers on the scene and we are aware that there is footage from mobile phones doing the rounds on social media.

‘We are very keen for people to forward this footage to us so that we can attempt to identify all those involved.

‘We know that there was two isolated incidents which took place on Saturday night which were unconnected. The main one, on the grass area by Smeaton’s Tower and another by the Royal Navy Memorial involving a younger group.’

Det Insp Hodges said the picture was initially very confusing, with people first claiming they witnessed a mass brawl involving around 100 people.

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