Three injured in Hole in The Wall pub brawl

Hole in The Wall, Musselburgh. File picture: Google Maps

Hole in The Wall, Musselburgh. File picture: Google Maps

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RESIDENTS in Musselburgh have been left “shocked” by a large-scale disturbance at a local pub which left three people injured – just days after Christmas.

Four men entered The Hole In The Wall, on New Street, on Monday evening and began an altercation with a number of other pub-goers.

I’m sure many of the local residents will be shocked by this incident as it’s a very well-run pub – and usually everyone who drinks in there knows each other.

John McNeil

The disorder then continued on to the street before those responsible fled the scene.

The incident happened about 9.30pm on December 28. A 25-year-old man sustained a number of minor injuries to his hand and head, while a 31-year-old woman also suffered a deep cut to her eyebrow.

A 28-year-old man was also treated at the scene for a number of cuts and bruises to his face and eyes.

John McNeil, a local councillor, said he has been left “very surprised” by Monday night’s events as he described The Hole in the Wall as a “community-spirited” pub.

He said: “I’m sure many of the local residents will be shocked by this incident as it’s a very well-run pub – and usually everyone who drinks in there knows each other.

“I worked there when I was 18, so I know it very well, and have never heard of this sort of thing happening before.

“It’s a great place to go, have a quiet drink and a game of dominoes with your friends.

“I hope the culprits are caught and no-one was seriously injured.”

Detective Inspector Stevie Bertram, from the Lothians and Scottish Borders CID, said: “This incident resulted in significant disorder in and around the pub and left a number of the customers who were inside with various injuries.

“Our investigation is continuing to trace the four men who entered the bar and initiated the altercation and anyone who can help us trace these individuals is asked to contact police immediately.

“In addition, anyone with any further information about this disturbance should also get in touch.”

Staff at the Hole in the Wall pub refused to comment.

Anyone with any information should contact Police Scotland on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.