Appeal after fight in crowd at Southend boxing event

Police are investigating after a disturbance broke out a boxing event which was held in Southend last night, Saturday October 2.

The incident took place at Thorpe Hall School, in Wakering Road, at about 10.45pm.

A fight broke out among a large group of spectators, with four men sustaining bruising, two of whom lost consciousness.

All four were taken to hospital for treatment for minor injuries and discharged.

No arrests have been made and enquiries are ongoing.

Detective Constable Mark Sawyer, of Southend CID, who is leading the investigation, said: “We believe a large number of people who were at the event would have witnessed the incident.

“We also believe there may be mobile phone footage taken of the incident which we would like to see – it could be crucial evidence for us and I would urge anyone who was there and witnessed the incident or has footage of it to come forward and speak to us.”

Anyone who witnessed the disturbance or who filmed it should contact Southend CID on 101. Please cite incident 1373 of October 2 or crime reference 42/216538/21.

You can also submit a report online at or use the ‘Live Chat’ button to speak to an online operator between 7am-11pm.

Information can also be given to independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or


Mick Ferris

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