AN investigation has been launched by football club bosses after a fight broke out at a village pub.

Players from Prestwich Heys FC are said to have been involved in a brawl at the Old White Horse, in Ainsworth, which saw one man arrested and another hospitalised.

The violence happened around 10pm on Saturday between members of the club and others

Pictures and videos shared on social media appear to showed members of Prestwich Heys players involved in the incident.

A spokesman for Prestwich Heys FC said: "The club are aware of an incident in Ainsworth on Saturday night and the images on social media showing personnel in Prestwich Heys tops.

"We would like to apologise to the residents of Ainsworth for the distress that witnessing this incident will have caused.

"The club are carrying out a thorough investigation and until this is concluded we will make no further comment."

A spokesman from Greater Manchester Police said: "Shortly before 10pm on Saturday, October 17, police were called to reports of a disturbance at The Old White Horse on Church Street, Ainsworth.

"Officers attended and dispersed a fight between two groups of people.

"A 29-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of public order offences before being issued with a penalty notice and subsequently released.

"A 28-year-old man was taken to hospital for treatment for a leg injury. Enquiries are ongoing.

"Anyone with information should call police on 101 quoting incident number 3235 of October 18, or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111."