Moment mass brawl erupts inside departure lounge of Luton Airport that left three people seriously injured as police make 17 arrests

  • 17 people were arrested after a brawl in London Luton Airport at 8am yesterday
  • Four people were injured with three are still in hospital with serious injuries
  • Bedfordshire Police are investigating and the airport apologised to passengers 

Three people are in hospital after a mass brawl at London Luton Airport saw 17 people arrested yesterday.

Shocking footage shows men punching, kicking and hitting each other with suitcases in the shopping area of the airport at around 8am.

Other passengers shouted ‘stop’ as the group attacked each other on the chairs in the waiting area.

Police are investigating the fight and the airport has apologised to other passengers who were affected. 

Men brawl over the waiting area chairs in London Luton Airport at 8am yesterday. Police made 17 arrests

In the video, a group of men surround someone on the floor, kicking and stamping on the floor. 

They break into fist fights before moving their way into the seating area and clambering over chairs. 

A man tries to pick up a bin as a weapon before discarding it as onlookers keep their distance.

Some of the fights are disbanded before the group charge into another part of the airport.

Bedfordshire Police said: ‘Police were made aware of a violent disorder at London Luton Airport.

The men punch and kick each other as they break out in groups and scramble over the chairs

‘Four people were injured, and three were taken to hospital with serious injuries.

‘Subsequently, 17 people were arrested and remain in police custody for questioning.’  

Luton Airport said: ‘We are shocked and saddened by this isolated incident.

‘We take a zero tolerance approach to violence and continue to assist the police with their enquiries. 

‘We would like to apologise to any passengers affected.’

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