Riot police called to break up fight … between schoolchildren

Riot police called to break up fight … between schoolchildren

Two people have been taken to hospital and six arrests made after a mass brawl broke out between schoolchildren.

The Metropolitan police said officers were called to “a large fight” between youngsters in Northumberland Heath in Bexley, south-east London, at about 5.40pm on Monday.

Some reports on social media suggested up to 100 youths were involved, some wearing school uniform, near the Duchess of Kent pub.

Unverified footage appeared to show some youths armed with sticks.

Jeanne Asquith wrote on Facebook: “Never seen anything like it and I’ve lived here eight years … I just just hope the schools deal with those involved. Most were wearing school uniform!”

A police spokesman said about six people were arrested and were taken to south London police stations.

He aadded: “Officers from the borough and the Met’s Territorial Support Group were called to the scene.

“Two individuals suffered non-life threatening injuries.

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