3:30pm Tuesday 3rd January 2012
By David Paine
A BRAWL involving up to 30 people spilled out of a Worcestershire pub and into the street in the early hours of New Year’s Day, sparking fears among neighbours somebody was going to get killed.
Punches were thrown and people were kicked on the floor before police officers arrived at the Miller's Arms in Pershore.
Police were called to the same premises in Bridge Street on Christmas Eve in response to another disturbance and neighbours say they are fed up with the behaviour of some of the pub’s drinkers.
Janet Davie, who lives opposite the pub, watched in horror as the large group fought in the street and said: “It was like a rugby scrum and I thought someone was going to get killed.
“This doesn’t happen every night but on occasion it gets out of hand.
“It’s an accident waiting to happen but this one was scary because there were a lot of them.”
Diana Bailey, who lives next to the Miller’s Arms, said after people were thrown out of the pub they bashed and smashed doors and windows – one was still boarded up yesterday.
“It was probably the biggest crowd of uncontrollable people I have seen for a long time,” she said.
Mrs Bailey said she regularly has to put up with unruly people vomiting in her doorway and items being thrown over the wall into her garden.
The pub’s landlord Dar-ren Eden was unavailable for comment yesterday .
A spokesman for West Mercia Police confirmed officers were called out at about 1am on New Year’s Day.
“There were up to 20 to 30 people fighting outside the Miller’s Arms in the street but when we arrived there were a number of people there, but no disorder,” he said.
He said that officers did not make any arrests.
The spokesman confirmed police officers were called out to another incident at the pub at about 11pm on Christmas Eve after a customer was ejected from the premises and was “outside causing a problem”.
Again no arrests were made.
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