Luton airport fight: Three in hospital and 11 charged after dramatic footage captures brawl

Dramatic footage has captured a mass brawl at London Luton Airport – resulting in 17 arrests and several people seriously injured.

Bedfordshire Police is investigating the incident and said the fight took place at around 8am on Friday.

The force said 11 out of the 17 individuals arrested have been charged with violent disorder and have been released on bail until a future court hearing.

Video taken during the incident showed punches and kicks being thrown as brawlers fought in front of shuttered airport shops.

Fellow travellers could be heard shouting "stop" and scrambling to get out of the way – with the fight coming to a head outside Aelia Duty Free.

The violent group clambered over seats to get to each other, with one individual swinging his suitcase over his head as a mode of attack.

An airport spokesman 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 sincerely apologise to any passengers affected."

Bedfordshire Police said four people were injured, with three taken to hospital with serious injuries.

The force said that out of the remaining people arrested, five were released with no further action and one was released on bail with conditions.

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