Shocking footage appears to show the son of My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding star Paddy Doherty brawling at a traveller site and attempting to ‘bite off’ a rival’s ear.
John Doherty – son of the Celebrity Big Brother winner – allegedly bit a member of the Joyce clan after the man knocked him to the ground in front of a baying crowd.
Women and children could be heard screaming in terror as the pair traded savage blows at the site, believed to be in Manchester.
In the video a man resembling John Doherty – wearing a red vest – is seen confronting his shirtless opponent for the arranged scrap in front of more than a dozen travellers
Bare-knuckle boxer Paddy Doherty, 58, was said to be among the crowd which had to intervene and separate the fighters after his son ‘bit’ the man and chased him into a trailer.
The chaotic scenes – captured on a mobile phone – were uploaded to social media yesterday and have been viewed more than 150,000 times.
A man resembling John Doherty – wearing a red vest – is seen confronting his shirtless opponent for the arranged scrap in front of more than a dozen travellers.
Young children can be heard screaming in fear as the pair exchange punches. One man shouts: ‘Take the children in. Get the children into the trailer.’
Doherty stalks his opponent through the yard, unleashing a flurry of shots to his head and body.
But as he is backing away the smaller fighter counters with a right-hand to Doherty’s chin and knocks him down, drawing gasps from the crowd.
One of the men involved in the fight showing his injured ear
He springs back up and goes on the attack, grabbing the man in a headlock. Several men rush in to separate them, as someone shouts: ‘He’s biting his ear off.’
The Joyce fighter walks away clutching his ear and retreats into a nearby trailer. But Doherty storms in after him, shouting: ‘Come out and fight.’
The brawl is halted after several men enter the trailer and intervene.
In a video later posted online, Theady Joyce claimed victory, saying: ‘I put you down on your a*** in front of your daddy in your daddy’s site.’
Doherty responded, claiming he had ‘slipped’ because he was ‘on the session for two days’ with no sleep.
He challenged him to a rematch, saying: ‘I will fight you clean, dirty, weapons, however you want it we will have it.’
The Joyce and Doherty clans have been involved in a long-running feud, despite being related by blood.
In 2011, Paddy Doherty – who has also appeared in Danny Dyer’s Deadliest Men – almost had his ear bitten off in a fight with cousin Johnny Joyce outside a PC World store in Manchester.
When the case went before magistrates, the two families were photographed brawling in the street outside the courthouse and eight men were arrested.
John Doherty was given a suspended eight-month jail sentence after admitting his part in the scrap.
In 2014 it was reported the clans clashed again in a 40-man machete brawl at a baby’s funeral.
The Joyce fighter walks away clutching his ear and retreats into a nearby trailer. But Doherty storms in after him, shouting: ‘Come out and fight’
The Joyce and Doherty clans have been involved in a long-running feud, despite being related by blood. Pictured: The fight on the travellers’ site
Last month, Paddy Doherty hit out at viewers of the Channel 5 documentary Gypsy Kids: Our Secret World after they trashed the show online.
He said: ‘No-one has the right to criticise. There’s good and bad among everyone.
‘It’s terrible the way travellers are treated. It’s our way of life and we’ve done nothing wrong.’
Greater Manchester Police said it could find no record of the latest incident.