A huge brawl erupted outside an Irish bar on St Patrick's Day, sparking a police appeal.

Officers are urging witnesses and victims to come forward after the mass disorder in Tilbury last night.

Police were called to the large fight had broken out in the street outside Thurrock Irish Association Social Club in Dock Road just after 10.20pm.

Detective Inspector Phil Moulsher, who is leading the investigation, said: “We know that Tilbury is a small, tight-knit community, and we want to make sure that we get to the bottom of what happened last night.

“We believe that a number of people were seriously hurt last night – we need to make sure they’re okay and we need to know what happened in the lead-up to this incident so that we can bring people to justice for this violent, reckless behaviour.

“If you have any information, please contact my team at Grays CID.”

If you have any information you can submit a report online at https://www.essex.police.uk or use the ‘Live Chat’ button to speak to an online operator between 7am-11pm.

Please quote incident 1418 of 17 March.

You can also call us on 101 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.