Police use CS gas to arrest pub fight man

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POLICE were forced to use CS gas to arrest a man involved in a fight outside a pub.

The incident kicked off in the Six Bells, North Street, Havant, at 11.20pm on Saturday.

An argument between a group of people in the pub spilled out on to the street and turned violent.

Officers patrolling the area came across the fight and managed to calm it down.

But a few minutes later a fight erupted between two of the men in the group and CS gas had to be used to arrest one of them.

An eyewitness said: ‘It was pretty bad.

‘I’m not sure what started it but there were loads of police around.

‘They closed off North Street so taxis couldn’t get in or out. All the bouncers from the other pubs were called over by the police to help out.’

When The News contacted the pub they said the group was thrown out after trading insults inside the pub.

A 48-year-old man from Havant was arrested on suspicion of affray and bailed until March 28.