A mass brawl on Southend seafront saw several people sprayed with a noxious liquid.
Fighting broke out between two groups of yobs just after midnight on Sunday morning in Marine Parade. Men and women were involved in the fracas which saw several people punched and others showered with a substance which left them with red, blotchy and stinging faces.
When police arrived, a group of men scattered and ran up Pier Hill into Alexandra Street, High Street and York Road.Where they were promptly collared by our brave boys in bl…
Despite police chasing them on foot, officers were not able to catch the men or make any arrests.*sighs*
Chief inspector Simon Anslow, district commander for Southend, said: “On Saturday night, we saw a real celebration in Southend with the Purple Flag festival, which was brilliantly attended and enjoyable for thousands of people.
“It greatly saddens me that three hours or so after the celebration, a group of individuals have seemingly attacked another group of individuals, causing so many people to be hurt.”So you have a festival and it attracts crowds and then there’s violence. Hmmm. What was the festival for?
The Purple Flag festival, which was held to celebrate the work to ensure nightlife is safe for revellers, finished at about 9pm and there is no suggestion the attacks were linked to the event.You…. You couldn’t make it up, could you?
A couple of points. Since we are not told if those the police were chasing were MONA or pikeys we can't say if that was the reason they weren't caught. On the other hand it could just be a simple reason - the police travel about in cars and are ttoo unfit to run after suspects.
I recall a time when the useless Bunter character was an oddity almost confined to fiction.
"On the other hand it could just be a simple reason - the police travel about in cars and are ttoo unfit to run after suspects."
The ones I've seen around Southend would be hard pressed to catch a cold!
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