Thursday, 9 June 2016

Yeah, That's Probably The Reason For The Machete Fights..!

Secretary of the Mitcham Society, Sandra Vogel, expressed concern about the frequency of violence in the town centre, but was positive about the police response.
Ms Vogel said: “Any area is going to have its issues, and there does seem to have been a spate of fights and other things going on in the town centre recently.
“It seems as if when things happen the police do deal with them very quickly.
"We hope that this sort of thing doesn’t have a negative impact on the town centre, which is going through a whole load of changes at the moment to try and bring more people to visit it.
It may be there just isn’t enough for young people to do in Mitcham at the moment.”
Yes. I'm sure that's it. What else could it be?


ivan said...

Humm, they must have been pussies or no one has seen a machete.

The machete I use for brush clearing will cut through inch diameter wood without any problems and you wouldn't use it for stabbing - the end is rounded not a point. If it was a machete fight I would expect body parts to be littering the ground and a few of the gutted.

As I said, pussies.

Weekend Yachtsman said...

Young people of no appearance, that would be, of course.

Greencoat said...

According to the Guardian, machete fights have been a popular past-time in England since the late sixteenth century, as commemorated in this old folk verse:

Goin’ a-bashin wi’ yon machete
Sure beat sittin’ at home before 'ee telly

JuliaM said...

"Humm, they must have been pussies or no one has seen a machete."

I think the cops tend to regard anything larger than a paring knife as 'a machete'.

"Young people of no appearance, that would be, of course."

You might think that. I couldn't possibly comment... ;)

" commemorated in this old folk verse:"