TWO teenagers have been banned from the ice rink in Salisbury city centre after pushing children over and causing a "mass brawl".

The pair were reported after pushing younger children over on a number of occasions on Thursday evening, when the ice rink and Christmas market in Guildhall Square were officially opened.

They were told not to return, but managed to get back onto the ice over the weekend, with witnesses reporting a "mass brawl" between about 15 teenagers taking place as a result.

Staff at the rink have now lowered the number of people allowed on the ice at any one time from 75 to 50.

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Sergeant Alan Cromwell, from Wiltshire south community policing team, said: “We are investigating an incident of disorder at the ice rink outside the Guildhall in Salisbury, which happened at around 6pm on Saturday.

“We want to reassure the public that we will be carrying out extra patrols around that part of the city to crackdown on antisocial behaviour.

“The ice rink is a community facility for families to enjoy in the build up to Christmas, and we will not tolerate anyone who tries to spoil that fun.

“Nobody has been arrested in relation to Saturday’s incident, but two teenagers were issued with Section 35 dispersal orders, directing them to leave the location.

“We would urge anyone who has information about what happened to contact Wiltshire Police on 101, quoting crime reference 54180114005.”