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Watch Where's Wally stag party in drunken brawl with Manchester United fans on moving train station travelators

By Claire Cromie

A stag party of Where's Wally characters became embroiled in a brawl with a family of Manchester United fans - on moving travelators in a train station.

CCTV footage (scroll down to watch) shows the "ridiculous" fight unfold as the two drunken groups travelled in opposite directions between platforms in Manchester's Piccadilly station.

John Eyre, 46, his sons Jack, 22, and Rhys, 17, and their friend Ross Hunter, 17, had been watching Man United play Norwich at Old Trafford on March 2, 2013, before they encountered the red-and-white striped stags.

The groups began trading insults across before Eyre - whose lawyer said had ‘drank a gallon of ale’ - leaned over the rail and pushed a 'Wally'.

The 46-year-old then ran down the moving walkway, which was going in the opposite direction, to continue the fracas - but on throwing a punch he staggered forward and fell flat on his face in 'ridiculous fashion', Manchester Crown Court heard.

Eyre's sons then rushed to defend their father - Jack Eyre smashing a Wally with a crutch so hard that it snapped in two - and a mass brawl ensued.

Several more fell over as they tried to land punches, while other passengers tried to avoid getting caught up in the skirmish.

The Man United fans, from Chesterfield, were convicted after admitting affray.

One of the Wallys - who had been boozing all day on the Yorkshire Ale Trail - was found guilty of affray at trial.

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