A police investigation is underway after a fitness instructor admitted to headbutting another man inside a gym.
Two men can be seen talking inside a boxing ring at the Toe2Toe fitness gym in Holywell, Flintshire, before the gym owner lashes out at the victim.
After the victim, he is repeatedly punched in the face and also appears to take a knee to the head before a woman steps into the ring to separate them.
The victim staggers back to his feet with blood dripping from his mouth but does not appear to throw any shots of his own.
Two men can be seen talking inside a boxing ring at the Toe2Toe fitness gym in Holywell, Flintshire, before the gym owner lashes out at the victim
The gym owner is at the receiving end of an angry verbal exchange before the video then cuts out.
Gym instructor Matthew Inskip confirmed he was the man delivering the blows, and admitted the footage ‘looked bad’ when asked about it by the Daily Post.
He said the outburst was in response to a series of threats by the other man.
Mr Inskip also alleged there was other CCTV footage which showed the other man ‘kicking off’ at customers and had asked him to leave on a number of occasions.
Mr Inskip claimed to have received an apology from the man and said they have resolved their differences, but now North Wales Police is investigating the incident.
A spokesman said: ‘North Wales Police confirm they are investigating after a local man was assaulted within a private premises in North Road Holywell on the afternoon of Monday March 26.
The gym owner can be seen hurling punches at the man and delivering knees before a woman gets in the ring to try and separate them
‘Fortunately the injuries are not serious.’
Mr Inskip took over the venue, which is the old library building, 12 months ago as part of a community asset transfer from Flintshire Council.
Run as a registered charity, Toe2Toe Fitness offers courses in martial arts such as Muay Thai, Brazilian and traditional Jiu Jitsu, as well as boxing, boxfit, yoga, bodybuilding and general fitness.
Its website states: ‘At Toe2Toe Holywell, our friendly inclusive approach is what makes us the best choice for your fitness.
‘A not for profit organisation for the benefit of the community.
‘An inclusive fitness venue with experienced coaches passionate about their sport.’
Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact police on 101, quoting incident reference number 18300041492.