Man suffers fractured eye socket in mass brawl at Yorkshire racecourse as three arrested

A general view of runners and riders competing at Thirsk Racecourse
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Three men, aged between 19 and 21, have been taken into custody on grounds of causing grievous bodily harm (GBH) after a violent confrontation broke out at Thirsk Racecourse in North Yorkshire.

During the brawl, which occurred around 6.45pm on Saturday, May 18, a minimum of four people were assaulted. One man sustained a fractured eye socket leading to his hospitalisation; however, he has since been released by medical professionals.

According to North Yorkshire Police, several parties were involved in the fight. An all-enveloping investigation is currently being carried out, with officers making a public appeal for any racegoers who might have caught the dramatic events on their mobile phones to reach out to them, reports Teesside Live.

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A spokesperson for the force stated: "As part of our investigation, we're urging anyone who saw it happen but has not yet spoken to us to get in touch. We're particularly appealing for any video footage that may have captured the incident."

Any witnesses should email Beth. Barrett@northyorkshire.police.uk or ring North Yorkshire Police on 101, choosing option 2 and asking for Harrogate CID. They can also anonymously contact Crimestoppers on 0800-555111 or through their website.

When providing any information, please refer to the reference number 12240087484.

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