Police use pepper spray to break up disorder at charity dinner in Spalding

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Police were called in to break up a row at a charity event in Spalding on Saturday night, it has emerged today.

It happened at Springfields Events and Conference Centre where a boxing dinner featuring ex-world heavyweight champion David Haye was taking place. The dinner was organised by Spalding and District Round Table and police were alerted to trouble at the centre just after 11.20pm.

A Lincolnshire Police spokesman said: “Officers were called to the exhibition centre in Spalding following a report of disorder.

“A number of people were involved in an affray and PAVA (a form of pepper) spray was used by an officer.

“A Taser was drawn but not used on any individuals involved and crowds were then dispersed peacefully.”

There were no reports of any serious injuries, arrests or complaints at the time of the disorder, although a man claimed later that he had suffered a nose injury.

A spokesman for the charity event said: “This was just an isolated incident that was dealt with by the police.”