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Moment wild mass brawl erupts in crowd at Parklife as cops arrest 52 revellers

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THIS is the shocking moment a wild mass brawl erupted in the crowd at Parklife festival as cops make 52 arrests and find weapons.

A short clip shows about a dozen men clad in black fighting in the middle of horrified revellers who flee the area.

Footage showed a group of about a dozen young men brawling

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Footage showed a group of about a dozen young men brawlingCredit: TikTok
Police said they are now reviewing the footage

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Police said they are now reviewing the footageCredit: TikTok
The brawl happened during the Parklife festival in Manchester over the weekend

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The brawl happened during the Parklife festival in Manchester over the weekendCredit: Rex

The fighting starts in a clearing made by the crowd, but as fists are thrown they move into the stunned partygoers.

One man appears to get punched in the head a number of times and falls to the ground.

The violent scenes unfolded at the Heaton Park event over the weekend which saw big names like Becky Hill, Disclosure and Rudimental take to the stage.

Footage of the brawl circulated on social media with Greater Manchester Police (GMP) now investigating.

A spokesperson for Parklife told the Manchester Evening News: “Isolated incidents can always take place where large gatherings of people congregate together.

“Working alongside our operational partners in Greater Manchester Police and other local authorities, we’re pleased to see a significant decrease in arrests and anti-social incidents both on and off-site at the festival this year.

“Faced with challenging weather conditions, we want to thank the vast majority of festival-goers for their responsible behaviour across the weekend.”

GMP said it was not aware of the brawl at the time is now reviewing it with the event organisers.

The force said in a press release that Parklife was “successful” despite the 52 arrests unrelated to the brawl over the course of the two day event.

Of the 52 arrests, the force said 41 went into custody and the remainder will be dealt with in a non-custodial manner.

A whopping 33 of those were arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply drugs.

Only two were arrested on suspicion of assault, two on suspicion of a public order offence, and two on suspicion of having weapons.

Superintendent Andy Sidebotham, who led the policing operation for Parklife this year, said: “I want thank the vast majority of attendees who enjoyed themselves responsibly over the course of two wonderful days in Heaton Park.

“Many people came up to our officers, asked them questions and posed for pictures, and our officers were more than happy to engage with revellers from across the country.

“The illegal drugs and weapons intercepted over the weekend could have had serious and fatal consequences if they managed to get inside the festival site.

“The vast majority of these 52 arrests were the result of proactive work between GMP and event security staff, and a thorough search regime in place on the entry gates across Heaton Park.”

The festival hosted big dance names like Becky Hill, Disclosure and Rudimental

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The festival hosted big dance names like Becky Hill, Disclosure and RudimentalCredit: Rex

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