Mass brawl outside Colchester nightclub sparks Police response

A brawl outside a Colchester nightclub in the early hours of Saturday 17th February was responded to by Essex Police.

Earlier reports on social media alleged a person was armed with an axe and shots were fired. These reports have been dismissed entirely by Essex Police.

In a statement, Essex Police said: “Police have arrested a man on suspicion of causing alarm and distress following a large disturbance in Colchester on (Saturday 17th February).

“We attended the Colchester High Street at around 3.25am after receiving calls reporting that a number of people were fighting and throwing bottles.

“We quickly dispersed the group and we arrested an 18-year-old man from North Finchley at the scene after he refused to leave the area. He remains in custody for questioning.

“We have no reports of an anyone armed with an axe or shots being fired.”

If anyone has any information on the incident, police have asked the public to contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555111 or call Colchester Police on 101.