A MAN who was arrested after a brawl broke out at Haydock Park racecourse was from Greater Manchester.

Police made one arrest following the incident at the Grand National Trial meeting on Saturday, February 16.

At around 4.50pm, officers were called to the racecourse following reports of a disturbance involving a group of men.

A 26-year old man from Middleton was arrested on suspicion of affray and possession of a controlled drug.

He has since been released under investigation, said police.

Detectives are keen to speak to anyone who witnessed the incident or has any information to assist our investigation.

Detective Inspector Jackie Guinness said: “This type of behaviour at such an event is unacceptable.

“We are carrying out CCTV and witness enquiries and I would appeal to anyone at the Racecourse on Saturday who may know someone involved, or has any information, to please come forward.

“We also know a number of people filmed the incident and I would ask anyone with smart phone footage to please contact us. Any information, no matter how small, could prove vital to our investigation and ultimately assist in bringing those responsible to justice.”

  • Anyone with information is asked to contact @MerPolCC, 101 quoting reference 19100055242 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.