‘It makes us feel un­safe’

Harefield Gazette - - NEWS -

HOR­RIFIC footage of the fight which took place in Uxbridge t own cen­tre be­tween about 70 youths has been shared on so­cial me­dia.

The vi­o­lence led to one shop lock­ing its doors in re­sponse to a young per­son run­ning away to es­cape a larger group, Met­ro­pol­i­tan Po­lice con­firmed.

A video, which ap­pears to have been filmed on Snapchat, shows count­less young peo­ple push­ing and shov­ing be­fore one man falls to the ground.

Youths are cap­tured on cam­era ap­pear­ing to kick the uniden­ti­fied man while he is on the ground, be­fore he es­capes the mass brawl and leans against a shop win­dow, ap­pear­ing to gasp for air as oth­ers sur­round him to try and pro­tect him from fur­ther at­tack.

Loud screams and shrieks can be heard through­out the clip.

The footage has been de­scribed as “fright­en­ing” and makes lo­cals feel “un­safe,” one anony­mous resi- dent told getwest­lon­don.

Re­act­ing to the shock­ing video, an anony­mous res­i­dent told getwest­lon­don: “Ut­ter mad­ness.

“I feel for the peo­ple shop­ping who see this.

“I saw the video and was shocked at the amount of peo­ple caus­ing chaos and be­hav­ing in a dis­gust­ing man­ner.

“It’s fright­en­ing for peo­ple shop­ping to wit­ness that - it makes you feel un­safe.”

Calm had re­turned to Uxbridge High Street the fol­low­ing morn­ing

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