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Nine youths arrested over Wigan McDonald's disturbance

Nine youths have been arrested over a disorder involving up to 100 people at a McDonald's in Wigan, police said.

The disturbance at the restaurant in Standishgate, Wigan, on 10 April involved youths abusing staff and stealing food.

Police said three people, aged between 16 and 17, have been bailed until 3 May.

Five people, aged between 14 and 17, received a reprimand and a 17-year-old boy was given a fixed penalty notice.

One of the youths has also been arrested on suspicion of burglary, Greater Manchester Police said.

A film of the disturbance appeared on a video-sharing website and Wigan council's chief executive, Donna Hall, urged parents to report children who were involved

In the film, youths were heard chanting sexist abuse at staff and climbing over the restaurant's counter. Others threw rubbish and food across the restaurant.

Sgt Nicola Williams said: "We have identified six people responsible and they have been dealt with by way of a formal warning or a fixed penalty notice. Three others are on police bail pending further police inquiries.

"The behaviour of those responsible was disgraceful."

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