A CITY centre bar had to be closed after a mass brawl broke out.
Police shut down The Bishop’s Mill in Durham City’s Walkergate complex following the disturbance on Saturday night.
Several arrests were made at the scene, although no members of the public or police officers were injured in the fight.
With the full co-operation of licencees, the venue was shut for a short time after the fight, which happened jut before 6.30pm.
A spokeswoman for Durham Police said: “This is an isolated incident involving a large number of males who were being violent towards door staff and police officers.
“If you have any information regarding the incident, or may have captured the incident on mobile phones, could you please contact Durham Police on 101.”