THREE people were arrested after a "large scale" disturbance in a town centre.

The brawl was one of two incidents in Middlesbrough late yesterday afternoon which Cleveland Police currently believe to be linked. 

The force said it was also aware of a distressing video of one of the incidents, which was circulating on social media.

Numberous officers attended a report of a large scale disturbance on Outram Street, at about 4.15pm, where it was claimed someone was in possession of a knife.

A 36-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of possession of a bladed article and a 40-year-old-man was arrested on suspicion of affray.

The Northern Echo:

Police then received a call just before 5pm reporting a man with a knife on Parliament Road.

On arrival no knife was seen however a 37-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of affray.

All were last night in police custody while police inquiries continued.

A spokesperson for Cleveland Police said: "We are aware of a video circulating on social media which may pertain to one of the incidents.

"We would appeal for anyone with information to contact Cleveland Police via the 101 number, quoting Ref 28446 for Outram Street or Ref 28472 for Parliament Road.

"If you don’t want to speak to police, you can pass information anonymously via Crimestoppers online at or by phoning 0800-555111."