Royal Ascot brawl played down
Last Updated: 25/06/19 9:34am
A crowd brawl which broke out mid-racing at Royal Ascot has been described as "unfortunate" and "unrepresentative of the "overall mood".
Videos have appeared via social media of unrest reportedly involving a section of racegoers in the Windsor Enclosure last Friday afternoon.
Stills footage published in the Daily Mirror depicts a jostling melee and overturned chairs.
The report also claims punches were thrown, and screams 'rang across' the racecourse as some were knocked from their feet.
In a statement, a course spokesman said: "The incident was unfortunate and unrepresentative of the overall mood at the racecourse.
"With over 75,000 people in attendance, sadly it is difficult to eradicate all anti-social behaviour.
"Our security staff can and do remove people, and we operate a system whereby staff who identify anti-social behaviour give one warning."