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BREAKING: ‘Mass brawl’ at warehouse sees police called in

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: February 27, 2014

Aerial photos..Branston depot / B+Q distribution centre

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POLICE had to be called after a fight broke out between workmates at a Burton-based distribution hub of a DIY giant.

Staffordshire Police revealed that officers raced to the B&Q depot in Burton Road, Branston, following reports that a ‘mass brawl’ had erupted among members of staff at around 6pm on Wednesday evening.

One man had to be rushed to Burton’s Queen’s Hospital, in Belvedere Road, with his injuries and another was arrested and questioned by officers.

A spokesman for Staffordshire Police said: “We can confirm that our control room received a call just before 6pm on Wednesday evening reporting a suspected assault.

“The call was made by a member of West Midlands Ambulance Service and the location that was given as a B&Q depot in Burton Road, Branston.

“A patrol car in the area was dispatched to the scene to investigate further.

“Upon arrival they found that a man had been left injured as a result of the incident.

“He was taken to Burton’s Queen’s Hospital for assessment and was later released following treatment.

“Following interviews at the scene, officers arrested a 26-year-old male on suspicion of an assault.

“He was interviewed and was later released with no further action.

“It has now been confirmed to that both parties will be making no further complaint regarding the matter.”

The warehouse is one of B&Q’s major distribution hubs in the country.

However, the operation of the site is run by logistics firm Wincanton after taking over the contract from CEVA logistics last year.

Both B&Q and Wincanton confirmed to the Mail that they were aware of the incident.

An investigation into the matter is now believed to have been launched by bosses.

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