SCHOOLBOYS’ FIFTY-SECOND PENARTH STREET-FIGHT GOES VIRAL

As two schoolboys clash - a third - wearing a white shirt intervenes

As two schoolboys clash – a third – wearing a white shirt intervenes

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.

Onlookers gather around as half a dozen boys get involved in the scrap

Onlookers in the sedate suburb gather around as half a dozen boys get involved in the scrap

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 .

The white-shirted youth who'd intervened earlier is punched to the ground - and seconds latyer so is another youth.

The white-shirted youth who’d intervened earlier is felled by a right fist. Seconds later another youth is also floored.

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

 

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10 Responses to SCHOOLBOYS’ FIFTY-SECOND PENARTH STREET-FIGHT GOES VIRAL

  1. Mark says:

    Welcome to the gracious seaside town of Penarth.

  2. Ivor Bagman says:

    we used to be caned for
    bringing the school
    into disrepute !!

  3. Ivor Bagman says:

    We were caned
    if we did that !!

  4. Steve says:

    The Sunday Times clearly didn’t see it!

  5. Neil says:

    ah, the great Stanwell School

  6. Chris Shamb says:

    This would never happen at St cyres.

    • Penileaks says:

      I am informed by someone very close to the action, that at least two of the boys involved were from St Cyres🙂

  7. Peter Church says:

    I think the the Stanwell school IT police removed link.
    Still viewable if you do a search but they have blurred the kids faces to “protect” them !

  8. Sam Kellogg says:

    British barbarians! This could have been handled with knives or guns as we do in America. We believe in efficiency.

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