Mass brawl breaks out in Glasgow’s Sanctuary nightclub beer garden


A mass brawl broke out in beer garden of The Sanctuary nightclub in Glasgow at on Saturday evening (29th August). The Dumbarton Road venue is co-owned by Gary Macculloch and Chris Lessani of CLGM Bars Ltd.

Video clips posted to social media show missiles including an ice bucket being lobbed as well as punches being thrown – with all those involved clearly flouting social distancing rules.

Bouncers struggled to keep people apart and the police were eventually called. There are no reports of any injuries.

Said a spokesperson for Sanctuary, “The sanctuary staff and management are appalled by the behaviour of a small minority of customers who have shown no regard for the safety and well-being of those around them.

“We will work with the police to ensure those responsible are dealt with appropriately and they will be barred from the venue. At anytime this behaviour unacceptable but never more so when faced with the current situation. Stewards quickly intervened. Police were called and groups dispersed safely and separately.

“Sanctuary is committed to providing a safe covid secure environment through digital temperature checks and 2m distancing in line with government guidance. Full track and trace data was collected. No one was injured and anyone involved is barred. The safety of our customers is paramount.”

Sergeant Iain Gray of  the Greater Glasgow Violence Reduction Unit said, “We received a report to make us aware of a disturbance at a nightclub on Dumbarton Road, Glasgow, around 7.40pm on Saturday, 29 August.

“The incident was reported to have happened around 7pm.

“Police enquiries are ongoing and includes reviewing CCTV and footage available online. Officers are liaising with the premises which has recorded full track and trace details.

“Anyone involved or with information about the incident can call 101, quoting incident 3342 of 29 August.”






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