Moment ‘200 schoolchildren’ surround ‘vicious’ brawl in middle of the day

Shocking footage shows the moment a "vicious scrap" surrounded by a gaggle of "200 school children" broke out in a Manchester park on the hottest day of the year.

In the clip, recorded on Tuesday (March 30) large crowds gathered after a fight broke out between two teenage girls in Heaton Park.

Chaotic footage shows dozens of teens running towards the action, amid the noises of screaming, shouting, and swearing.

This was followed by a "big pile on", according to witnesses, with "loads of kids rushing to see more", MEN reports.

It is believed there was also a second fight involving a group of boys.

Collette Walsh, who witnessed the incident, described the scenes as "really upsetting".

She told MEN: "I live near the park and often so an early evening walk.

"I’d actually been enjoying taking in the smiling faces of families and kids finally getting to be out and enjoying such a beautiful place in the sun.

"However, when I got as far as the boating lake cafe, I could see a big gathering of young people – absolutely zero rule of six going on.

"I’d estimate there were around 200 plus high school-aged kids in one big gathering.

"I then spotted a pretty vicious scrap break out between two girls aged about 15 and suddenly there was a pile on and a then charge from loads of kids rushing to see more."

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Collette, who lives in Prestwich and works as a journalist, continued: "I quickly moved through the crowd. It felt really uncomfortable as there was zero social distancing and I’ve got an auto-immune condition.

"As I rushed away, I then spotted a fight among a load of lads break out and some poor teenage boy being chased.

"It was really upsetting. I would normally just leave kids to themselves but I could see someone was going to get possibly badly injured. I called the police and rushed home.

"I really hope the council and police monitor this.

"I want young people to enjoy what is a brilliant park and have fun but getting aggressive and forming massive groups is not on."

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