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Police dogs were called to party brawl

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: February 24, 2014

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A FIGHT that broke out at an 18th birthday party in Swadlincote saw police dogs called in to intervene.

The trouble broke out at Swadlincote Catholic Club, in Darklands Road, on Friday night and saw bottles smashed in the street.

Derbyshire Police’s dog section posted on social networking site Twitter that officers had attended a dispute following an 18th that had ‘gone wrong’.

The tweet said: “Police dog Hero assisted with clearing the streets of drunk youths.”

A police spokesman said: “We were called at 10.32pm to reports of people fighting and throwing chairs and bottles. Police arrived and within a few minutes it had calmed down. We had no complaints of any assaults. The dog section were there for about 20 minutes.”

Pat Murray, a member of the congregation at the neighbouring St Peter and St Paul Catholic Church, said the club was leased out.

He said: “I was told there was a private 18th party and a fight broke out between some youths that got out of hand, so the police were called. Nobody was physically hurt – the police broke it up and the club closed it down.”

He said the club was not run or managed by anyone from the church.

Nobody was believed to have been injured.

A spokesman from the club said youngsters were throwing bottles outside.

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