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Northumbria Police set to investigate "mass city centre brawl" involving Jamaal Lascelles

Northumbria Police set to investigate "mass city centre brawl" involving Jamaal Lascelles
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Northumbria Police have initiated an investigation into a "violent incident" outside of the Chinawhite nightclub in the city centre involving club captain Jamaal Lascelles.

The altercation took place in the early hours of Sunday the 20th of August following The Magpies' 1-0 defeat to Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium.

Eyewitness reports indicate that Lascelles' 19-year-old brother suffered an elbow to the head, while another individual in the centre-back's group was knocked unconscious during the scrap, which police have described as "disorderly behaviour".

Lascelles had returned to Newcastle from Manchester and spent the evening at the popular nightclub, according to multiple accounts. Viral footage of the incident shows a 29-year-old individual, said to be Lascelles, narrowly avoiding being struck by a vodka bottle.

X user "JamesGrey" was the first to share the video, which you can watch below. Lascelles is reported to be the tall individual in the black T-shirt and green gilet:

It has since been claimed by Craig Hope of The Mail that threats of gun violence were directed towards Lascelles and his entourage. One member of his party was floored and subsequently required medical treatment for a facial injury, while Lascelles himself took a fairly heavy punch to the back of his head.

To date, there have been no arrests related to the incident but a spokesperson for Northumbria Police issued the following statement this morning:

"Shortly after 4 a.m. on Sunday the 20th of August, we received a report of disorder involving a number of people on Westgate Road in Newcastle city centre.

Officers attended, however, it is believed that those involved had already left the scene before they arrived.

Inquiries are ongoing and anyone with information should use the Tell Us Something page of our website or call 101, quoting NP-20230820-0227."

Newcastle United have yet to make an official comment on the matter. However, stories from Hope and other local journalists do appear to contain Lascelles' own account of the incident, albeit unofficially.

We'll have more on this one as it develops, but it's hardly a great look for the Derby-born defender who has recently been linked with a move to Turkish giants Beşiktaş.