Police are appealing for information after a large-scale fight erupted at a football ground.

Police were called at shortly after 4.30pm on Sunday to a disturbance at the Arbories Memorial Ground, Well Street, Padiham where a number of people were fighting.

During the fight one man, aged in his 50s, was knocked to the ground and briefly lost consciousness. He has now recovered.

Officers have now launched an investigation, and are appealing for witnesses or anyone with information to come forward.

Footage of the incident has been widely shared on social media.

Detective Constable Hannah Dermody, said: “This is absolutely unacceptable behaviour, and I would appeal to anyone who may have been involved, who saw what happened or has any information to come forward and speak to police or to contact Crimestoppers.”

A statement from Padiham FC said: "We are aware of a couple of videos circulating on social media regarding an incident after the end of the second of yesterday's local cup games hosted at the Ruby Civil Arena.

"Please note Padiham Football Club are extremely disappointed by the actions of the individuals, who are not part of Padiham Football Football Club, who were involved and the matter is now in the hands of the police.

"The club will not make any further comment at this time."

Police said you can call 101 quoting log 1033 of May 18 or you can contact independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.