Twelve arrested after Bognor Regis Butlins brawl

Twelve people were arrested in the early hours of Saturday (November 5) after a fight at Butlin’s in Bognor Regis.

Six people were taken to hospital as a result of the incident, with one man still in hospital today (Monday, November 7).

Police were called to Butlin’s at around 12.20am following a report of a several assaults.

Chief inspector Jane Derrick, district commander for Arun, said: “We believe a fight broke out after a group of people, who were at the resort together, were ejected from a nightclub on the site.

“As a result, six people were taken to hospital for treatment to injuries.

“Four of these people were staff at the resort.

“The other two people were a member of the group who were also arrested.

“We do not believe any of the other guests at Butlin’s were involved in the incident.

“We are still trying to piece together exactly what happened and would like to hear from anyone who witnessed the fight.

“We believe that some of those who witnessed the incident are no longer in the Bognor Regis area and we would encourage them to contact police.

“Officers are in the area talking to residents at Butlin’s and working closely with the management at the holiday park to fully identify the chain of events which led to the incident.”

A local man his 50s remains in hospital in a stable condition under observation suffering from assault injuries.

A local man in his 20s suffered a facial injury, another local man in his 20s suffered facial injuries, and a third local man in his 20s has a chest injury.

A 26-year-old man from Gravesend was arrested on suspicion of GBH and violent disorder.

A 27-year-old man from Gravesend was arrested on suspicion of GBH and violent disorder.

A 32-year-old man from Gravesend was arrested on suspicion of GBH and violent disorder. He was originally taken to hospital suffering from a facial injury and was later transferred into custody.

A 28-year-old man from Gravesend was arrested on suspicion of GBH and violent disorder.

A 26-year-old man from Gravesend was arrested on suspicion of GBH and violent disorder.

A 27-year-old man from Gravesend was arrested on suspicion of GBH and violent disorder.

A 33-year-old man, address not given, was arrested on suspicion of GBH and violent disorder.

All have been bailed until November 24.

A 28-year-old man from Gravesend was arrested on suspicion of violent disorder.

A 27-year-old man from Gravesend was arrested on suspicion of violent disorder.

A 26-year-old man from Gravesend was arrested on suspicion of violent disorder.

A 37-year-old man from Gravesend was arrested on suspicion of violent disorder.

A 25-year-old man from Gravesend was arrested on suspicion of violent disorder. He was originally taken to hospital suffering from a facial injury and was later transferred into custody.

All have been bailed until November 23.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Sussex Police on 101 quoting Operation Marine, or the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.