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Organisers issue statement after mass brawl breaks out at Balmoral Show

Dramatic footage circulating on social media shows more than a dozen people fighting inside the bar area
Dramatic footage circulating on social media shows more than a dozen people fighting inside the bar area
Dramatic footage circulating on social media shows more than a dozen people fighting inside the bar area
Dramatic footage circulating on social media shows more than a dozen people fighting inside the bar area

Security staff had to intervene after a mass brawl broke out at the Balmoral Show on Friday evening.

Dramatic footage circulating on social media shows more than a dozen people fighting inside the bar area.

Security staff are seen restraining several men as punches and kicks are thrown.

Footage of the fight goes on for more than two minutes before things those involved are dragged off.

In a statement, the Royal Ulster Agricultural Society said it would be investigating the incident.

"There was an altercation at the bar area, which was quickly brought under control by the event security personnel and we believe no one was seriously injured," the said.

"It is sad that a few people resorted to this behaviour when tens of thousands of people enjoyed a fun family day out. The society will be fully investigating this matter and appropriate action taken."

A spokesperson for the Northern Ireland Ambulance Service said they were not called to the scene.

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