Some horrifying footage has been doing the rounds online of a huge brawl that broke out at Newmarket races this weekend.
The video that’s been shared thousands of times on Twitter shows the explosive moment a man picks up a table to use as a weapon after a fight broke out at the racecourse in Suffolk.
Another man can be seen with blood on his top as another angry lad punches one of the many crowding security guards desperately attempting to break up the chaos.
It is understood that the fight started in the betting ring and then poured into the packed bar, MailOnline reports.
The racegoer filming the event described the fighters as “nasty thugs” and said the ordeal ruined a family day out.
“It was even worse out the front,” they wrote.
“Felt so bad for the security, so many people involved and totally outnumbered. People picking up furniture and using as weapons; glasses thrown – really nasty,” they added
There were reportedly no arrests after the vicious breakout.
A Newmarket racecourse spokesperson said: “There was an isolated disturbance after racing had concluded, which was quickly dealt with by security.
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“The matter was referred to Suffolk Police as such behaviour is unacceptable.
“Otherwise, nearly 7,000 spectators enjoyed a fantastic day at Newmarket without incident.”
Last week, a mass brawl at a funeral saw the coffin of a dead woman dropped to the floor as shocked mourners were forced to defend themselves.
Teresa Ward, 84, from County Galway was being buried when the fight broke out in a moment of violence that “not even The Pope could have stopped”.
According to the Irish Mirror, two women and five men were seriously injured.
Pillar of the community Teresa’s funeral was originally meant to take place on a different day but was moved so that it would coincide with her daughter’s birthday who died of cancer nine months ago.
It also happened to coincide with another funeral in the area leading to police being on high alert from the early hours of Wednesday morning.