A 34-year-old man has been arrested following a 'large altercation' at a luxury hotel outside Enniskillen.

It is understood the brawl broke out at the Lough Erne Resort a couple of miles outside the town around lunchtime.

Several people who had booked rooms in the hotel said they were unable to access the resort due to the large emergency services presence.

The PSNI this evening confirmed that a man has been arrested "following an altercation in the Lough Shore Road area of Enniskillen today".

The PSNI received a call about the disturbance shortly after 1pm.

Inspector Taylor of the PSNI said: "It was reported that a conference, which was being held in the area, had been disrupted by protestors and an altercation broke out.

"Officers attended and calm was restored a short time later.

"Two people were treated at the scene for their injuries with a further four taken to hospital with injuries which are not believed to be life threatening at this time.

"One man, aged 34, was arrested on suspicion of criminal damage and possession of an offensive weapon in a public place. He remains in police custody at this time."

Earlier, the Northern Ireland Ambulance Service said five people were taken to hospital after what police described as a "large altercation".

It is not believed any of those taken to the South West Acute Hospital have serious injuries.

"The ambulance service received a 999 call at 13.13 following reports of an incident on Lough Shore Road in Enniskillen involving a large number of people," a spokesperson said.

"We dispatched two emergency crews and two ambulance officers to the incident.

"Following assessment and initial treatment at the scene, five patients were taken to South West Acute Hospital."

The PSNI said enquiries are ongoing and appealed to anyone with information to contact police on 101, quoting reference 899 13/11/22.