The footage shows the moment violence erupted when a group of men were refused entry – police want to identify people involved
Police have issued CCTV which shows a large brawl outside one of Manchester’s most popular clubs after some of the men had been refused entry.
The video captures violence erupting outside The Black Dog Ballroom in the Northern Quartersome time after 1.20am on Saturday, July 1.
The fighting started, according to police, when half of a group of men were refused entry to the venue on Church Street.
The clip shows scuffling and punches being exchanged before one man in a t-shirt aims a right hook at one of the others, sending him crashing to the ground.
It prompts a brief stand-off before other men then throw punches as the man who had been felled slowly gets back to his feet.
At one point another man appears to use his belt as a weapon, whipping others.
A security officer can be seen trying in vain to keeping the warring groups apart.
Detectives have interviewed a 24-year-old man under caution in connection with the incident but are still appealing for information and witnesses to come forward.
On Tuesday, police said a number of men had been assaulted as they released CCTV of the incident.
Officers are particularly keen to speak to a man they have circled in the footage who is seen punching his victim to the ground.
Det Con Kate Grundy, of GMP ’s City of Manchester Team, said: “I’m particularly interested in speaking to the man circled in the footage but urge anyone else who is shown in that footage or anyone who knows them to get in contact with me.