A seaside town reportedly went into "lockdown" on Saturday night as disorder forced pubs and bars in the resort to shut.
Venues in Cromer, Norfolk, closed for the "safety of customers and staff". Some remained closed on Sunday.The 'Mail' blames 'troublemakers'.
So is it football hooligans? Car cruisers? Mods & Rockers?
The wife of the owner of the Masala Twist restaurant said she was pinned behind a door by six women shouting abuse as she screamed that they were breaking her arm on Saturday night.
Aryun Nessa said she and her husband, together with their young daughter and nephew, had been trying to get up to 40 people to leave their restaurant after they started shouting and stealing bottles of beer.
"The door was shut on my arm - I am quite badly bruised and it's very painful," she said.
"It's a lovely town - calm, quiet, with lovely people, but after last night's experience it has got me thinking what are we doing here."More to the point, what are they doing there?
North Norfolk MP Norman Lamb said: "Certainly from the people I've talked to in the town, what happened yesterday was pretty intolerable and it is really important that the police deal very firmly with the perpetrators of this."Well, quite! So what have they been doing?
Supt Malcolm Cooke of Norfolk Police said: "We acknowledge there have been a number of incidents in Cromer over the weekend, which will understandably cause concern.
"However, I can assure residents these incidents have been dealt with appropriately and are of a nature routinely dealt with in towns such as Cromer on a busy August weekend."Really? Pull the other one, Mal ol' chum, it's got bells on it. Any arrests? No?
Gosh. I wonder why?
H/T: wiggia via email