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Hampstead Heath fight: Scrum of ‘100’ youngsters tackled by police near Parliament Hill Lido

PUBLISHED: 19:56 02 June 2020 | UPDATED: 10:45 03 June 2020

The fracas involved a group of '100' young people on Hampstead Heath. Picture: Kenza Bryan

The fracas involved a group of '100' young people on Hampstead Heath. Picture: Kenza Bryan

Kenza Bryan

At least six people have been arrested after a fight erupted on Hampstead Heath on Tuesday evening as tens of police officers tackled a ‘100-strong’ scrum of youngsters.

Around 30 Met officers tackled the fight. Picture: Kenza BryanAround 30 Met officers tackled the fight. Picture: Kenza Bryan

Around 30 officers from the Met were deployed near Parliament Hill Lido on June 2 around 6.30pm where a large group - described by a witness as mostly aged “12 to 16” - were embroiled in a “series” of fights.

There are no reported injuries and the brawl was labelled “complete madness” by one witness, with a police helicopter hovering above.

One person involved in the melee said the fight ignited over a dispute about her shoes.

Camden Police tweeted: “A S35 dispersal order is in place for Hampstead Heath & Parliament Hill. Please don’t attend these locations.

“We were called at 6.30pm to youths fighting in P’ment Hill.

“Officers attended and the majority of people dispersed.

“No reported injuries and 6 people have been arrested.”

Did you see what happened? Contact Michael on the newsdesk on 07805 403 545 or michael.boniface@archant.co.uk


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