Olympic legend Usain Bolt was caught up in a brawl in the early hours of Saturday morning after a night of partying.

The athlete played peacemaker when five friends clashed with another group while on a night out at Soho’s Toy Room in London.

Around 30 people are said to have thrown kicks and punches in the fight, which took place on a pavement outside the club just after 3am.

Footage taken on a mobile phone, obtained by The Sun, shows Bolt attempting to diffuse the situation by dragging his friends away.

The sprinter was also seen wading into a crowd to stop the violence.

One witness told The Sun: ‘It all happened so quickly. As soon as it calmed down little one-on-one fights kept breaking out.

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‘It was pretty terrifying. I thought it was never going to stop.’

Another witness said it was ‘madness’ and that Bolt managed to resolve the situation.

The star is reported to have left the venue shortly after 3am after arriving at 1am in good spirits.

A Met Police spokesman said: ‘Officers were called to an altercation on Argyll Street at 3.10hrs on Friday.

‘There was no trace of any victim or suspect at the scene.’

The Olympic athlete won eight gold medals over the course of three Olympic games and is widely considered to be one of the greatest sprinters of all time.

He holds the world record in the 100 metres, 200 metres and 4×100 metres relays.