University sports day descends into ‘all out war’ as students burn banners, throw bottles and start mass brawl

The Telegraph reports that a university sports day descended into violent clashes between rival supporters on Sunday, as students were seen throwing flares and bottles, burning banners and chanting derogatory songs in front of hundreds of spectators.

The clashes between students from the Universities of Sussex and Brighton – who were seen dressed in tribal face paint – resulted in several students being taken to hospital after they were struck with bottles and other projectiles.

Police confirmed that a student was arrested on suspicion of carrying a weapon, and has since been released pending further inquiries. 

The string of skirmishes between supporters, described by management from both universities as “shocking and disgraceful”, required police intervention and resulted in a number of nearby bars being closed in an attempt to prevent the violence from escalating.

The incident has forced both universities to launch a formal investigation, with the culprits potentially facing expulsion if caught.

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