Police release CCTV of Northern Quarter brawl

Police are trying to identify a number of people after a brawl outside Black Dog Ballroom.

Between 1.20am and 1.30am on Saturday 1 July 2017, a group of men gathered on Church Street after half of them were denied entry to the bar.

Before long, a scuffle ensued, which then escalated into a number of men being assaulted.

Detectives investigating the incident have released moving footage of people they want to speak to.

Detective Constable Kate Grundy of GMP’s City of Manchester Team, said: “I’m particularly interested in speaking to the man circled in the footage but urge anyone else who is shown in that footage or anyone who knows them to get in contact with me.

“Violence is never the answer and should not be used as a reaction to any circumstances, particularly as it puts lives and the safety of others in danger.

“If you know the people in this footage, please call it in - you can even do this anonymously - but please, make sure you do it.”

Anyone with information should contact police on 0161 856 4275 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

Stuart Goulden

Lead Consultant