Four arrests as trouble flares at re-opened pubs in Mansfield and Ashfield

Police made four arrests and at least three pubs in Mansfield and Ashfield closed early because of disorder on Saturday.

By Kev Rogers
Tuesday, 7th July 2020, 11:16 am

Nottinghamshire Police said there had been trouble at a number of venues across Mansfield, and Sutton on the day pubs, bars and restaurants re-opened.

Residents said there was a ‘massive’ police presence in the towns, with reports of multiple injuries and several arrests.

The pubs that were reported to have closed include The Devonshire and the Nag’s Head in Sutton-in-Ashfield, the Jug & Glass in Mansfield Woodhouse and The Swan and The Ravensdale in Mansfield.

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Police outside the Jug and Glass pub.

No-one was available for comment from the pubs today (Monday July 6).

Nottinghamshire Police said officers were called to a small number of pubs following reports of antisocial behaviour and made four arrests.

Following the incidents, three pubs in Mansfield and Sutton in Ashfield plus two premises in Arnold and Newark had chosen to close their own premises.

Inspector Craig Berry said: "Officers were quickly on the scene to deal with a number of alcohol related anti-social behaviour reports including a smashed window and minor assault. As a result four arrests were made by officers and we supported licensees who chose to close their own premises.

"No pubs have been closed by the police.

"We'd like to thank the majority of the public who have acted responsibly throughout Saturday, especially whilst watching the much anticipated Derby v Forest match.

“A large number of uniformed officers were on duty to ensure people were safe as well engaging, educating and encouraging people to stick to the government guidelines.”

Ashfield MP Lee Anderson said: “I visited several pubs over the weekend in Ashfield and Eastwood and I was very impressed with the lengths the landlords had gone to in order reopen their premises. I chatted with regulars and had a thoroughly good time.

“However, once again there is a small element who cannot be trusted to behave themselves which is unfortunate for the vast majority of people who genuinely went out to have a good time with friends and family.

“Our Police were once again amazing and I want to thank them for going above and beyond once again.”

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