'Appalling violence' at community centre
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Police said the community meeting descended into violence

Police have released footage showing the moment a meeting at a community centre descended into a mass brawl.

Men brandished weapons including a hammer, knives, iron bars and threw chairs at the Bangladeshi Community Centre, in Harehills, Leeds, in scenes described by police as "absolutely appalling".

Officers attending the meeting in May 2015 were left in a "dangerous and intimidating situation," police said.

Six men involved in the violence, including the man who wielded the hammer, were jailed earlier this week.

  • 31 Mar 2017