Three arrested after Potters Bar brawl

THREE people were arrested after a brawl in the early hours of Saturday. Fighting broke out in Potters Bar High Street at about 1.10am, as revellers were leaving Luthers bar. One eyewitness told the Potters Bar Edition: People were walking up the High St

THREE people were arrested after a brawl in the early hours of Saturday.

Fighting broke out in Potters Bar High Street at about 1.10am, as revellers were leaving Luthers bar.

One eyewitness told the Potters Bar Edition: "People were walking up the High Street towards the bus station, then all of a sudden rushed into the park.

"The really unusual thing was so many police were there - more and more just kept turning up.

"I counted about 10 police cars and vans, including a dog unit.

"The dogs were just feet away from these people trying to make them move on."

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He added: "For the amount of police there, it seemed something big had happened."

A police spokeswoman confirmed officers had been called to the High Street to deal with the incident, involving a "large group" of people.

Ambulance service spokesman Gary Sanderson said paramedics were summoned at 1.30am with fighting still in progress - although there were no injuries.

* Luke Viala, 21, of Chace Avenue, Potters Bar, was charged with using threatening words and behaviour.

He will appear before magistrates next month.

Two teenagers from Potters Bar were arrested for resisting arrest.

An 18-year-old was cautioned, and a 17-year-old was bailed until next month.