Emergency services outside Andratx nightclub. | Michel's

Up to fifty people are reported to have been involved in a mass brawl in Puerto Andratx on Saturday morning. At around half four, a fight started in a club. Security tried to control the situation and ejected those responsible. However, once in street the situation degenerated into the mass brawl.

When Andratx police and the Guardia Civil showed up, most of those who had been doing the fighting ran off. The ambulance service had to attend to people with a variety of injuries, including a broken nose and a broken wrist. One person had been knocked unconscious. Some tourists were apparently among people who were attacked.

It would appear that the fight involved four groups, many of them known to the police. A patrol detained two of the instigators, who were about to leave the area in a car.

The club in question has attracted a reputation for trouble. Residents say that there is a particular problem at weekends but that the police and the Guardia have to go every night. "We're sick of it," one resident observed.

It is understood that checks are to be made of security measures and age controls at the club.