Cottingham holiday chaos as menacing crowds ’cause riots’

Residents of Cottingham complained that they “couldn’t even have a leisurely drink in the room” after the public holiday antics in the village.

Locals trying to enjoy a quiet evening in the village on Friday May 28 said a group of revelers left many people scared after threatening to kill a man.

According to a drinker, a group of men “rioted” around 11.30pm in Hallgate, with onlookers being “scared”. A photo shared on social media the next day appears to show a group of men standing in the street threateningly.

An eyewitness said: “It was so scary that a guy said he wanted to kill another and had friends looking for a man. Hope all the staff are okay and no one was not seriously injured. “

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It comes as Cottingham’s family-run restaurant Pasco’s Italian has also been affected by antisocial behavior on the holidays, with a concrete slab thrown out the front door.

The family that owns the business were “heartbroken”, especially as they had barely found their feet after being shut down for months due to the lockdown.

Others who ventured out for a pint on the bank holiday weekend at Cottingham said: “These are all the kids who think they are way above their posts.

“They all hunted in packs but couldn’t make their way out of a wet paper bag.”

Another said: “The pubs have reopened and unfortunately many thugs cannot have their drink.”

Humberside Police confirmed receiving a report of an incident in the Cottingham area on Friday evening.

There were issues elsewhere as well, with several pubs across Hull and East Yorkshire reporting issues.

The Pier Hotel in Withernsea closed early Sunday after the owner was made “livid” by the behavior of guests who “spoiled the fun for everyone”. Click here to read more.

Meanwhile, the manager of The Ferry Inn in Brough begged customers to treat staff with respect after being “verbally assaulted” for enforcing social distancing rules.

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