Shocking CCTV footage has captured the moment a bar boss' son 'jumped on a car' in a clash with urban explorers.
Ian Snowball, who wants to develop Huddersfield's abandoned Colosseum into ‘Europe’s biggest bar’ has hit out at a group who paid a visit to his semi-derelict premises.
Daniel Sims, who runs a YouTube channel called Beardedreality, claims the West Yorkshire venue is being used as a “hoarder’s dumping ground” and is infested with rats.
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However, Mr Snowball denies these claims and branded Mr Sims and the group who posted the footage “dumb”, Examiner Live reports.
Mr Sims denied any wrongdoing after uploading footage inside Colosseum but now a new row has erupted after another group of urban explorers allegedly entered the building on a separate occasion.
CCTV footage has emerged appearing to show Mr Snowball’s son Alex Snowball jumping on a car outside Colosseum.
Alex’s brother Adam says the pair of them were with their dad reviewing CCTV footage when they saw a group pull up in a car and allegedly try to get into Colosseum through a window.
Adam said: "When we got there, we caught a man in a red shirt and a child inside the property and they promptly got out and ran to two larger males. We informed them that they were trespassing on our property and that the police had been called.
"We noticed that the car ignition was running so we dropped a couple of bins over to prevent them from fleeing the scene. What followed was chaotic."
Adam claims his dad was “kicked over into a pile of broken glass” and says someone “tried to assault his brother”. He then claims a car was "accelerated towards them” by allegedly driving onto a footpath.
He said: “Alex was between the car and me, unable to move to the left, right, or backwards due to a wall, the concrete bollards and the bins so was unable to get out of the way of the car and was only able to move towards the car or get run over.
"Knowing he couldn't get out of the way of the accelerating car he made the only decision that wouldn't result in being run over by the car – he jumped over it."
Kyle Urbex who says he was in a car with a woman and two children, explained: "The female attempted to drive out of the alleyway when Alex Snowball jumped on the car while two children aged four and eight were inside screaming and jumped on the roof several times causing significant damage to the car roof and the bonnet of the car."
Ian Snowball claims: “We acted to the highest professional standards, standing our ground, refusing to allow them to leave the scene and resisting all temptation to retaliate in an aggressive or hostile manner towards them."
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In relation to the ongoing row, West Yorkshire Police have confirmed there was an incident of "affray" outside the venue and that they are investigating allegations of burglary.
A spokesman for West Yorkshire Police said: "Enquiries are ongoing following a break-in and related public order incident in Huddersfield in June 19.
"A related affray incident then took place outside the premises, which involved damage to a vehicle. No-one was injured in the incident. Police have recorded offences of burglary and affray in relation to what took place and would like to speak with anyone who can assist police enquiries."
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