POLICE continue to investigate a brawl at a McDonald’s in East Lancashire.

Around 40 teenagers, aged 14 and 15, were seen fighting inside and outside Rawtenstall McDonald’s shortly before 9pm on Friday.

One of the youngsters suffered a cut to the face in the fight at the Haslingden Road fast-food restaurant.

McDonald’s were contacted for a comment on Saturday but have yet to give a public response to the fight.

It was the second incident to take place at the Rawtenstall McDonald’s in less than two months. In February, staff were verbally abused by a group of teenagers and police were called three times in one night to deal with antisocial behaviour.

Sgt Daniel Gunn, who was on duty during the incident, said police are working with McDonald’s management to look for a longer-term solution.

A dispersal order was put in place by officers on Saturday night.

“It was announced on Rossendale Police’s Facebook page and the post said: “This is granted under Section 34 of the ASB Crime and Policing Act and gives officers the power to require persons to leave a given area.

“Those who refuse to leave or return within the time limits of the authority are liable to immediate arrest and prosecution.”

No one has been arrested at this stage but enquiries are ongoing.

A police spokesman said: “We were called to McDonald’s in Haslingden Road, Rawtenstall at around 8.45pm on Friday.

“Some teenagers at McDonald’s were causing trouble. Police have attended and the group ran from the scene.”

If anyone has any information about the incident contact the police on 101 referencing log number 1545 of April 26.