A street-brawl in Stanwell Road, Penarth – involving what appear to be several schoolboys – has gone viral on Facebook.
It appears to take place outside the Stanwell Surgery – the GPs’ practice in Stanwell Road, next-door to the Spar convenience store.
The fight – which was posted on the internet on February 26th – has viewed by Facebook subscribers around the world and shows the youngsters, wrestling, trading punches and punching seven-bells out of each other.
As least one schoolboy is felled by a single punch and another is attacked as he lies on the ground .
As some of the participants keep their “hoodies” up , presumably so as not to reveal their faces, they may have been well-aware at the time that they were being filmed on a mobile phone – however, in the melee, as the fists flail, the hoodies come off.
Bare-knuckle schoolboy fights are, of course, nothing new. They’ve been going on for generations. In the mobile phone age however, a relatively minor incident of fleeting violence is rendered permanent and can be witnessed by millions. As for what had triggered it all – who knows? Probably even the participants can’t now remember.
The fight video is on Facebook’s “Brutal Street Fights” page on http://tinyurl.com/jnnp6jq