POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a brawl took place outside of a pizza takeaway.

Investigations are underway after a disturbance outside Pizza Zone, in Bishop Auckland Market Place, at around 2.30am on July 18.

Officers believe a group of men were fighting outside the shop and are eager to trace the individuals involved.

To give information which could help identify those involved, call 101 and ask to speak to DC Nichola Gaines with incident reference number 59 of July 18.