Tim Jones, 44, a ticket tout, told the Standard the scene was “absolute chaos” as three vans and four squad cars arrived to disperse the crowd.
He said:“There was a massive fight with youths, it was huge and the police had to chase them around. I’ve no idea what it was over, there were loads of kids but just as many police to take them on.
“They arrested one young guy and two little girls.”
Another witness said: “They were grabbing mops and hit them so hard on each other they broke.
“The police handcuffed one girl and had her on her belly on the floor. She was only tiny but she was hollering and making a hell of a noise.”
A shopkeeper at JF Grocers said: “They took two mops straight out of the front. I tried to chase them but there were too many. The mops were smashed to pieces.”
“I’ve been here for 12 years and it’s getting worse, there is no penalty to stop them from behaving this way.”
We get the society we deserve, don’t we? Or rather, the one we’re told we deserve…