Brawl breaks out and man is injured as hundreds take to the streets of Leeds for the Otley Run

They’ll be on the naughty list! Brawl breaks out and man is injured as hundreds of revellers dressed in festive fancy dress take to the streets of Leeds for the city’s famous Otley Run pub crawl

  • Merrymakers were seen staggering and stumbling through the 1.5-mile crawl taking in the sights of 15 pubs
  • One man was pictured being taken away on a stretcher as two others were photographed being arrested
  • Festive santas, elves and even a snowman were spotted on the route considered a rite of passage for students¬†

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A brawl broke out last night and a man was injured as hundreds of Santa-themed revellers took to the streets of Leeds for the city’s famous Otley Run.

Merrymakers looked worse for wear as they staggered and stumbled through the Yorkshire city’s 1.5-mile pub crawl that sees them visit as many as 15 different watering holes.

One man was pictured being taken away on a stretcher by emergency services after taking the ‘ultimate drinking challenge’ too far, while one man was seen being arrested.

Festive Santas, elves, and even a snowman were snapped tottering along the route, that runs between Woodies in Far Headingley on the outskirts of Leeds to the city centre, which is considered a rite of passage for students at the University of Leeds.

Participating groups are expected to wear fancy dress based on a particular theme, before having a drink at each pub along the route. 

Merrymakers were pictured looking worse for wear as they staggered through the 15-pub Otley Run in Leeds, West Yorkshire. This group of Elves appeared to have taken a break from present making as they tottered through the city’s streets

One man was also pictured being taken away on a stretcher after taking part in the 1.5-mile ale house crawl (see above)

One man was also pictured being taken away on a stretcher after taking part in the 1.5-mile ale house crawl (see above)

These two festive-themed revellers were also seen frolicking next to the road as they enjoyed a night on the tiles

These two festive-themed revellers were also seen frolicking next to the road as they enjoyed a night on the tiles

An inflatable Santa, armed with a festive-themed umbrella, and a snowman were also seen on the route that is considered a rite of passage for students at the University of Leeds

An inflatable Santa, armed with a festive-themed umbrella, and a snowman were also seen on the route that is considered a rite of passage for students at the University of Leeds

One man was also pictured being arrested by police after taking part in the route in the West Yorkshire city (see above)

One man was also pictured being arrested by police after taking part in the route in the West Yorkshire city (see above)

A festive Santa was also pictured leading an elf across the road in Leeds as revellers enjoyed the pub crawl considered the 'ultimate drinking challenge'

A festive Santa was also pictured leading an elf across the road in Leeds as revellers enjoyed the pub crawl considered the ‘ultimate drinking challenge’

Festive Santas...

and a Santa with a festive-themed individual riding a reindeer were also pictured on the route

Festive Santas, left, and a Santa with a festive-themed individual riding a reindeer were also pictured on the route

Revellers are expected to don fancy dress for the Otley Run. This group, missing out on the festive theme, decided to dress up as I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! contestants

Revellers are expected to don fancy dress for the Otley Run. This group, missing out on the festive theme, decided to dress up as I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! contestants

While heading along the pub crawl route these two men were also seen jostling each other. One was wearing a Santa hat

While heading along the pub crawl route these two men were also seen jostling each other. One was wearing a Santa hat

Walking from ale house Woodies in Far Headingley, on the outskirts of the city, a festive Santa, Christmas jumper-clad woman, and individual wearing tinsel were pictured enjoying the route

Walking from ale house Woodies in Far Headingley, on the outskirts of the city, a festive Santa, Christmas jumper-clad woman, and individual wearing tinsel were pictured enjoying the route

When police arrived to break up a confrontation, they also moved this man onto the road side to prevent further fisticuffs

When police arrived to break up a confrontation, they also moved this man onto the road side to prevent further fisticuffs

Emergency services were also seen taking away a reveller on a stretcher. They are believed to have taken part in the Otley Run

Emergency services were also seen taking away a reveller on a stretcher. They are believed to have taken part in the Otley Run

This group of girls were pictured texting and making calls next to a shuttered shopfront as their friend slept off the night of indulgence on the roadside

This group of girls were pictured texting and making calls next to a shuttered shopfront as their friend slept off the night of indulgence on the roadside

A festive-themed woman and man who appeared to have dressed up as a Christmas tree were pictured on the Otley run...

...as two Santas were also seen getting to know each other

A festive-themed woman and man who appeared to have dressed up as a Christmas tree were pictured on the Otley run, left, as two Santas were also seen getting to know each other

A youth was also pictured being taken away from an ale house after they were arrested

A youth was also pictured being taken away from an ale house after they were arrested

And a man was loaded onto a stretcher and put in a neck brace by emergency services

And a man was loaded onto a stretcher and put in a neck brace by emergency services

The individual was pictured being led away to a police car by officers following a disturbance at a pub

The individual was pictured being led away to a police car by officers following a disturbance at a pub

And one woman was seen carrying her friend through the street, possibly after her choice of high heels proved too painful for the 1.5-mile trek across Leeds

And one woman was seen carrying her friend through the street, possibly after her choice of high heels proved too painful for the 1.5-mile trek across Leeds