Witnesses have described the terrifying scene of a 30-person fight that ended with two teenagers in hospital with stab wounds.Two mystery teenagers. And thirty mystery assailants.
Richmond College students waiting at a bus stop near the junction of Whitton Road and Court Way yesterday saw a group of people running along Court Way, the road leading up to Richmond College.
Police said they broke up a fight between two men, one 17 and one 18, in the Court Way/Whitton Road area at about 4.20pm. Passerby Lee Hayes said he walked past a cordon and saw blood on the floor and heard a police officer talking about how someone had been stabbed in the chest.“Move along, citizen, nothing to see here…”
A Richmond College spokesman said: "On Monday, March 25, there was an incident in the Court Way/Whitton Road area involving two groups of young males which resulted in one young male sustaining injuries. None of these young males are students at Richmond upon Thames College. Unfortunately, a college student, who was making his way home also received a minor injury.
"The two males who sustained injuries were both taken to hospital where they were treated. The college student has returned to college today. The matter is being handled by the Twickenham police."Whew! We can sleep safely in our beds, yes?
Pallavi Mehta, who lives near the scene of the fight, said: “I definitely feel unsafe. Especially as this is a residential area with every household having little ones and a very high priced neighbourhood due to the location but many incidents keep happening.
“I’m not sure how to feel about living here with my toddler, who loves to walk the streets. It would have been a disaster if I was or any of my neighbours were out with their kids and would have had to witness the scene.”Get used to it. It’s not going to go away.