A ‘drain pipe’ brandishing clubber ran at nightclub door staff before being restrained.

Surrey Police arrived at Elements nightclub in the early hours of this morning to find bouncers restraining three men on the ground outside the venue in Epsom.

Officers were alerted to reports of a fight between three men and door staff at the club on Spread Eagle Walk, in Epsom High Street between 2.50am and 3am.

Police reported that one of the suspects had gone out of sight around the corner onto The Parade before running back to the scene brandishing what appeared to be a length of drain pipe running in the direction of the door staff.

Police arrived to find the bouncers restraining three men on the ground outside.

One man in his early twenties was taken to Epsom General Hospital with facial and ankle injuries.

Following further enquiries, officers arrested a 24-year-old man on suspicion of grievous bodily harm, two men, one aged 21 years, and one aged 23 years, were arrested by police on suspicion of affray.

A 24-year-old man was arrested for affray and being drunk and disorderly. All men are from the local area.

The 21-year-old-man who was arrested for affray was later de-arrested and taken to hospital.

He will be spoken to about the incident by officers at a later stage once he has received medical treatment.

The other men remain in police custody at this time.

Investigating officer Detective Constable Stephanie Worrell, said: "We have already spoken to a number of witnesses I believe there are others who hold vital information which they have not yet shared with us.

"I would urge anyone who either witnessed the incident, the events surrounding it or who has their suspicions around someone they know, to contact police.

“Surrey Police does not tolerate inappropriate behaviour of this kind and we will endeavour to bring those responsible to justice.”

Local officers from the Epsom and Ewell Safer Neighbourhood Team are assisting detectives with their investigation and will be carrying out a number of enquiries in the area.

Although arrests have been made in connection with the incident police are still urging anyone who was in the area and may have seen what happened to come forward.

Anyone who witnessed the incident or with any information should call Surrey Police on 101, quoting reference 45140017808, or call independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.