Police were taking calls every 47 seconds as revellers’ new year celebrations turned violent.
Twelve officers had to break up a mass brawl outside the Sugar Mill nightclub where Geordie Shore star Scotty T was making a personal appearance.
A nightclub doorman’s shirt was covered in blood as one reveller was hauled off in handcuffs sporting a black eye.
Two others were pinned to the ground by police to stop them fighting. An eyewitness said: ”I’ve seen quieter war zones. It was absolute carnage.
“I’ve seen quieter war zones. It was absolute carnage”
”I don’t think our continental cousins have a clue what a night out in Hull can entail.
”I didn’t look like people had spent the day in a museum or art gallery.
”Hope being capital of culture will change all that.”
Chief Supt Darren Downs, who was in charge of Humberside’s Police control unit, tweeted updates about escalating violence throughout the night.
Just after midnight – when Hull officially became Europe’s cultural hub – he wrote: ”A bare-chested male alcohol fuelled now fighting on Beverley Road.”
He added: ”More fights coming in now with alcohol fuelled violence and door staff doing a fantastic job to support us.”
At 2am he tweeted: ”So far we have created one log for police attendance every 47 seconds.
”Still very busy and staff working very hard to get to everyone.”
An hour later he added: ”It’s still coming in thick and fast with alcohol-fueled violence. It really is time for everyone to go home now.”
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