POLICE and emergency services have been called to Kelvingrove Park in Glasgow's West End to deal with a 'large scale' disturbance.

Officers were called to the park at around 4.30pm while hundreds were enjoying the sunny temperatures.

Mounted police and a helicopter have also been despatched to tackle the brawl which is said to have involved up to 30 people. Eyewitnesses described how three police cars "raced into the park."

A police spokesman said: "At around 4.30pm, police were called to a disturbance involving a large number of people in Kelvingrove Park.

"Emergency services are currently in attendance and enquiries are ongoing." 

Police said earlier on Friday that extra patrols were planned for the park for the Easter weekend, when temperatures are expected to remain high.

Kelvingrove Park is among a number of parks covered by local laws banning alcohol from being consumed.

Last year, booze was blamed for a number of disturbances as temperatures soared.