Three arrested after ‘man attacked' outside Somers Town pub
The pub is said to have breached Covid-19 and licensing restrictions
Monday, 19th October 2020 — By Bronwen Weatherby
Police to respond to incident outside Cock Tavern (@London999)
THREE young men were arrested after reports of an attack outside a pub in Somers Town saw dozens of police officers descend on the area.
The disturbance happened on Chalton Road at the junction with Phoenix Road near the Cock Tavern just after 9pm on Friday.
Reports were made to police of a man being attacked and a knife being seen, however police said they were able to establish that there was no weapon at the scene.
Those involved are said to have run inside the public house where officers believe a private function was being held for a “youngsters party”.
Police began evicting people from the pub due concerns over social distancing, and officers called for back up to help disperse around 150 people outside.
Officers said around 150 people needed to be dispersed on Friday (@London999)
St Pancras and Somers Town Police Sergeant Ismail Gocoglu said: “Obviously on officers’ minds when they arrived was Covid-19 as well as the offences reported. Initially police believed there were more than 50 people in the pub, which is probably more than the its current capacity, and so more officers attended.
“We believe it was a private party and not the pub’s usual clientele. All who were arrested were between the ages of 16 to 18.
“One male was arrested for the attempted assault of an emergency worker, thankfully the officer was not injured. Another male was arrested for assault, which was related to the initial report. And another male was arrested for being drunk and disorderly and then was further arrested for possession of cocaine, a class-A drug.”