POLICE had to be called after a row erupted in Burton High Street between a fast food takeaway owner and a bailiff.
Staffordshire Police confirmed that four officers descended on Tony’s Delight after they received reports of an alleged assault at 3pm this afternoon.
Shocked shoppers looked on as a group of men traded insults with two bailiffs and a locksmith.
The disagreement came about after the bailiffs, via the locksmith, entered the takeaway on behalf of the gas board.
A gas engineer then switched off the properties gas supply and removed the meter.
As the locksmith moved to secure the door, the owner of the takeaway arrived with a group of his friends to protest against the actions.
The talks became heated and one of the bailiffs called the police.
An eyewitness, who asked not to be named, said: “One minute the bloke was working on the door and then all of a sudden all hell broke loose.”
A spokesman for the force told the Mail: “We can confirm that we were called to High Street at 3pm following reports of an assault.
“Officers arrived at the scene to find that nobody had been injured during the incident and spent around one hour dealing with the matter.
“Officers spoke to all parties and no complaint was made and all parties have agreed that this was the best course of action to take.”