15 May Luton airport fight: Three in hospital and 17 arrested after dramatic footage captures brawl | UK News
Dramatic footage has captured a mass brawl at London Luton Airport – resulting in 17 arrests and several people seriously injured.
Bedfordshire Police said it was investigating the fight, which took place at around 8am on Friday.
Video taken during the incident showed punches and kicks being thrown as brawlers fought in front of shuttered airport shops.
Fellow travellers could be heard shouting “stop” and scrambling to get out of the way – with the fight coming to a head outside Aelia Duty Free.
The violent group clambered over seats to get to each other, with one individual swinging his suitcase over his head as a mode of attack.
An airport spokesman said: “We are shocked and saddened by this isolated incident. We take a zero-tolerance approach to violence and continue to assist the police with their enquiries.
“We would like to sincerely apologise to any passengers affected.”
Bedfordshire Police said four people were injured, with three taken to hospital with serious injuries.
The force added that the 17 people arrested on suspicion of violent disorder were taken into custody for questioning.