A Wild West-style brawl broke out in Brick Lane as curry house workers armed with rolling pins and brooms fought with drinkers in the street.Wha..?
One man had his jaw broken and another suffered head injuries in a mêlée involving up to 30 people, allegedly including chefs and waiters.Most bizarre! There’s currently no comments, so the reason for this will remain a mystery.
CCTV footage showed men streaming out of restaurants just before midnight and a brawl breaking out. One man was seen having his head stamped on.
Certainly, the ‘Standard’ doesn’t seem to know, or won’t say.
Paramedics treated six people at the scene, mostly for cuts and bruises. The injured were taken to hospital. Police later raided six restaurants in Brick Lane and arrested four men.‘Later raided restaurants’, hmmm?
Today, a worker at one venue, Aladin said: "We're not gangsters, we're just normal people trying to earn a living. A lot of our guys were so shaken up and traumatised by what happened that they are too scared to come to work."Curiouser and curiouser…
After the fighting on Wednesday last week, officers cordoned off the street under Operation Target, the Metropolitan police's drive against violent crime.So, tell us what caused it, Inspector! It presumably wasn’t down to too much spice in the korma, was it?
Detective Inspector Craig Robinson said: "People go to Brick Lane to socialise and it is famous - rightly so - for its great curry restaurants. People go there to have a good night out and they shouldn't have to witness or be involved in that level of violence."
Police will report to Tower Hamlets council on whether any of the restaurants may have broken their licensing conditions.*baffled*