Moment ’30-strong’ mass brawl erupts in Burger King as ‘hammer-wielding’ yobs fight

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THIS is the shocking moment a 30-strong mass brawl kicked off in Burger King - with one yob wielding a hammer, says a witness.

Video of the ugly scene inside the Hove-based branch on Monday night shows tables and chairs being knocked over in the fracas.

The fight kicked off with just a few people, before more joined in

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The fight kicked off with just a few people, before more joined in

Punches were thrown during the mass brawl, said to involve '30 people' according to one person

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Punches were thrown during the mass brawl, said to involve '30 people' according to one person

During one clip of the fight - which started at 6.30pm at the Goldstone Retail Park - a diner says one of those involved was brandishing a hammer, reports The Argus.

Henry Tomlinson, 25, said that while strolling by the fast food outlet with his partner they spotted the "commotion".

He added: "I saw what looked like a full on, 30-person brawl."

Tomlinson saw "a group of young men chasing another young man and shouting abuse at him.

"Everyone in the carpark took notice of what was happening and stopped to watch. I think everyone was just very shocked.

“I found the whole situation very unsettling."

People started fleeing from the scene in Hove

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People started fleeing from the scene in Hove

While outside, video taken in the car park showed the fight continuing

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While outside, video taken in the car park showed the fight continuing

Video taken of the brawl - from inside and outside the outlet - shows fists flying and people being kicked, with tables and chairs being shoved over.

Diners can be seen fleeing from the brawl which appeared to start with a few young men - possibly teens - with other yobs joining the melee.

The Sun has contacted both Burger King and Sussex Police for comment.

A spokesman from Burger King said: “The safety of Burger King staff and customers is our number one priority.

“We are aware of an incident that took place at our Old Shoreham Road restaurant last night and we are working with the authorities to conduct a full investigation.

“Burger King UK in no way condones behaviour of this kind in any of its restaurants.”

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Sussex Police are also investigating the fight, with a spokesperson saying: "One of the suspects is believed to have been in possession of a hammer and allegedly struck one of the victims with it.

“Police are investigating a number of lines of enquiry to identify those involved."

Anyone who witnessed the assault, has any mobile footage or has any information can report this online or call 101.

Police in Sussex are investigating the huge fight

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Police in Sussex are investigating the huge fight

Diners were upset by the fight in Hove on Monday night

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Diners were upset by the fight in Hove on Monday night

Burger King says it's investigating the incident

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Burger King says it's investigating the incident
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