Police are appealing for witnesses regarding a fight that took place on Market Street on Friday evening.

Greater Manchester Police are aware of a video circulating on social media, appearing to show several individuals fighting in the Market Street area of Manchester City Centre.

The incident is believed to have occurred shortly before 9pm on Friday July 21.

Officers were called to the disturbance, however upon attendance, all parties quickly dispersed from the area.

So far, a 16-year-old boy has been arrested in connection to the incident.

Temp. Superintendent for GMP’s Central Neighbourhood Policing Team Muz Kernain said: “We understand seeing footage of this nature may be worrying to those who live, work, or visit this busy area of Manchester.

“I want to provide reassurance to the public that officers did provide a swift response to the reports, and enquiries remain ongoing to try and identify anyone involved who were committing offences.

“It’s believed the incident involves individuals known to one another, not members of the public trying to go about their daily business.

“At this time, no victims have come forward to us.

“The City Centre policing team continually patrol the main shopping high street, providing a visible presence to deter crime and act swiftly to incidents that arise.

“Additionally, officers from our Transport Unit frequently run operations alongside partner agencies across the transport network, including at tram stops in the centre.

“When situations such as the one captured in this footage arise, we ask that members of the public don’t intervene or put themselves at risk, but instead call 999 so that we can dispatch officers to the area immediately.

“We would like to hear from anyone who believes themselves to be a victim or witness during this incident to come forward to us.

“We’re also keen to speak to anyone with additional mobile phone footage. You can contact GMP on 101, quoting log 3579 of 21 July 2023.

“We appreciate any piece of information, no matter how big or small you believe this to be, that might help us act against those involved.

“Manchester City Centre overwhelmingly remains a safe place to visit for all, with incidents of this nature not a common occurrence.”

If you have a story or something you would like to highlight in the community, please email me at chloe.wilson@newsquest.co.uk or DM me on Twitter @chloewjourno.