Man and woman arrested for ‘assaulting’ police at pub on Hogmanay

Police dispersed dozens of revellers at the Avant Garde music bar and restaurant in Glasgow on New Year's Eve.

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Two people arrested in connection with incident at bar in Glasgow city centre.

Two people have been arrested for allegedly assaulting and abusing police officers at a Glasgow city centre pub on Hogmanay.

Police entered the Avant Garde music bar and restaurant on Glasgow’s King Street at around 11.30pm on Friday night.

Customers inside the venue were instructed to leave the property shortly before midnight.

Police confirmed a 60-year-old man and a 64-year-old woman were arrested for allegedly physically assaulting and being verbally abusive to officers.

Meanwhile, the 63-year-old licence holder of the establishment was charged in connection with obstructing police and allegedly refusing to provide relevant licence documentation.

Police Scotland said no arrests were made in relation to Covid guidelines.

A Police Scotland spokesperson said: “Officers carried out a routine visit at a licensed premises on King Street, Glasgow around 11.30pm on Friday 31 December 21.

“No arrests were made in relation to Covid guidelines.

“The 63-year old-licence holder refused to provide officers with relevant licence documentation, or assist with any other requests and was charged in relation to this and obstructing police officers.

“This resulted in people being asked to leave the property.

“A 60-year-old man and a 64-year-old woman were arrested for physically assaulting and being verbally abusive to police officers, and licensing offences.

“No complaints have been received so far regarding officers conduct, if any member of the public wishes to make a complaint against an officer they can call 101 or complete a form on our website.

“Enquiries into the incident remain ongoing.”