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A fight that broke out at a Co Armagh wedding spilled out onto the streets on Friday night

A fight that broke out at a Co Armagh wedding spilled out onto the streets on Friday night

A fight that broke out at a Co Armagh wedding spilled out onto the streets on Friday night

A fight that broke out at a Co Armagh wedding spilled out onto the streets on Friday night.

It is believed those involved in the brawl at Mourneview Community Centre in Lurgan were Romanian nationals.

Footage of the incident appeared to show around a dozen people were involved.

The wedding guests were shouting loudly and arguing in the video around 12.30pm before one man was chased down the Mourne Road direction of the Mourneview estate by a number of individuals.

Broken pieces of glass were still lying on the ground in the car park next to the community centre's popular play park yesterday morning.

Upper Bann MP Carla Lockhart stated that she has been contacted by a number of local residents who were shocked to see a fight break out at the community hub.

"My understanding is that local residents have tried to book that hall for different events but they were always told that marshals or doormen were needed," said the DUP representative.

"Unfortunately, it would appear that the event ran on later than permitted and spilled out onto the street with several fights breaking out and glass strewn everywhere.

"I visited it on Saturday morning and asked for an immediate clean-up. I also contacted Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council to ascertain how this was allowed to happen."

Councillor Stephen Moutray said he was "very concerned" as to what took place at the community centre.

"I will be asking questions of senior officers in council around the booking policy for such events," stated the DUP councillor.

A PSNI spokesman said: "Shortly after midnight on Saturday, January 25 police received a report of an altercation in the vicinity of Mourne Road, Lurgan. However, on police arrival there was no sign of any disorder."

Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council was also approached for comment.

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