Those involved in ‘mass brawl’ outside pub urged to come forward

Police Scotland said the disturbance outside Oswald's bar in Glasgow city centre involved around 20 people.

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Those involved in a mass brawl outside a city centre pub have been urged to “come forward” as police reassure public a dedicated team is investigating.

On Saturday afternoon, a disturbance involving around 20 people erupted on Oswald Street in Glasgow, officers said.

Video footage of the incident appears to show Celtic fans wearing matching black hoodies with “bhoys” written on them grabbing and throwing chairs at pub-goers outside Rangers bar Oswald’s, with them then being thrown back.

One person can be seen taking shelter inside a telephone box on the street during the disturbance at around 2.55pm.

There were no serious injuries reported but the pub’s exterior was damaged.

Police Scotland said a dedicated team is looking into the incident working to identify those involved by reviewing CCTV and other footage.

Detective inspector Stuart Gillies of CID urged any witnesses or those with video who had not yet spoken to officers to do so.

He also asked those directly involved to come forward.

​DI Gillies said: “I would like to reassure the public that we have a dedicated team of officers carrying out investigations in [an] effort to identify those who were involved in these acts of violence. 

​”Reviewing CCTV is key part of this enquiry and officers are extensively working through all available footage.

​“I would appeal to those who were involved or who witnessed the incident to come forward and speak to us. Those who have mobile phone footage or captured the incident on dash-cam and haven’t yet spoken to officers, I would encourage you to do so.”

Oswald’s pub posted a message on social media later on Sunday.

It read: “After yesterday’s incident, firstly we want to thank our brave regulars who defended the bar and stopped this escalating further.

“We also want to thank everyone for their messages of support I’m sure we speak for all bars in condemning this mindless behaviour and thankfully none of our staff or patrons were seriously hurt.

“The safety of all at Oswald’s is our upmost priority therefore appropriate measures have been put in place.”

​Anyone with any information can contact Police Scotland on 101 quoting incident number 2206 of 20 November 20. Alternatively, Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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