Wally arrested over New Year brawl

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Police were called to a fancy dress party at a Leabrooks pub in the early hours of New Year’s Day after reports of a brawl which involved between 15 and 20 people.

The incident happened at The Three Horseshoes, on Main Road, just before 1am on January 1. Police were called after a 17-year-old boy sustained a cut to the top of his head during the scuffle. The boy alleged that his assailant was wearing a ‘Where’s Wally?’ costume and officers were soon able to identify the suspect, they said.

A 29-year-old man from Leabrooks was arrested and charged with common assault.

He is set to appear before Chesterfield magistrates later this month.

Anyone with any information about this incident is asked to call police on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.