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http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/c...icle4360315.ece

Two police officers who asked a teenager to pick up some litter she had dropped were attacked by a mob in a suburban high street and punched, kicked, slapped and bitten.

Witnesses said that the two male officers had to use batons to fight off about 30 teenagers who had kicked them to the ground. But two men then joined the attack, one of whom punched an officer in the face, as they shouted insults at the officers.

The extraordinary scene took place in the middle of the afternoon in a high street in Croydon, South London. Local shopkeepers said that the area was plagued by youths and gangs fighting and causing trouble.

The teenager picked up the fast-food wrapper when she was asked – but immediately dropped it on the ground again, the Metropolitan Police said. As the girl and a friend became aggressive towards the officers, a crowd of youths began to grow outside Woolworth’s.

Laven Karim, 19, who works at a nearby shoe shop, said: “All of a sudden, punches were thrown and all the yobs got involved. The girls were biting and kicking. It was disgusting.”

Witnesses said that the crowd kicked the officers on the ground, and the police responded with batons.

At this point, bystanders joined the attack, telling the officers that they “should not attack little girls”.

Then, “one of these older men punched an officer in the face and knocked him to the ground”, said Adeel Ramjaun, 21, an optician. “The crowd had made a semicircle around the officers. It looked like a gladiatorial ring. They were shouting and swearing at the officer. I was gobsmacked. How often do you see a police officer being punched in the face?”

Witnesses also claimed that at one point police used pepper spray on one of the girls.

Police confirmed yesterday that a 15-year-old girl had been arrested at the scene on suspicion of assault, and had been bailed pending further inquiries. Two men aged 34 and 38, both from South Norwood, were also arrested on suspicion of assault and violent disorder. Police have appealed to the public to assist their inquiries, and detectives were examining closed-circuit television footage.

The two officers, aged 34 and 29, are on sick leave suffering from bruising and knee injuries. The 34-year-old officer required hospital treatment for a bite wound.

Speaking on BBC London Radio yesterday, he said that he had feared for his life and called for urgent assistance as the violence broke out.

He said: “She just threw litter on the floor and we asked if she could pick that up. As we walked away, she threw it at us. Then we went back to talk to her. You don’t arrest these people for such a minor offence; it is a complete waste of time.

“It is just amazing and it depresses you, the state of children today – the disrespect, not only for people who might not be in the police but anyone who is older.”

Yesterday there was minimal police presence in the pedestrianised high street. Groups of teenagers in school uniform could be seen walking up and down at various points throughout the day, despite it being a school day.

Local people claimed that the area was plagued by gangs and that young people could identify which gang a youth was in by the colours they wore and the style of their trainers. Retailers said that they often faced trouble from youths milling around outside shops after school and fighting.

Handrit Kukaj, 21, who works in Aldo clothes store in the high street, said: “We get loads of trouble here, especially on Thursdays, when there is late-night shopping. The main problem is the fighting between the different schools.” Reza Joody, 36, who runs a local shoe shop, said: “The kids do whatever they want around here, stealing and shoplifting. They come in the shop and damage and scratch the shoes. What can we say to them? They’re kids.”

I'm giving $20 injin for each obvious contradiction, $50 injin for each obvious lie and $5 for any minor spin.

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This is all richly ironic, don't the police caution people now for subjecting children to any kind of discipline

And another thing, what are two police officers doing out in public, buying new pencil sharpeners?

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It's fairly obvious that the police have decided to act the asshat with some young girl but have made the mistake of doing it in front of a crowd in the middle of the day and said crowd have jumped to her defence.

There is no way that anyone kicks off with the police in broad daylight out of nowhere without some provocation of some kind, and certainly not two dozen people plus.

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It's fairly obvious that the police have decided to act the asshat with some young girl but have made the mistake of doing it in front of a crowd in the middle of the day and said crowd have jumped to her defence.

There is no way that anyone kicks off with the police in broad daylight out of nowhere without some provocation of some kind, and certainly not two dozen people plus.

Were you there?

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Nope, but it's easy to check up on such things.

And have you?

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I do like to hear of the police getting a bit back now and again. Especially as they are, by and large, thugs and bullies. Seeing two chased down a Manchester street by a mob of angry Glaswegians after the UEFA final warmed the cockles of my heart. Not so hard when they don't have the biggest gang are they?

I'd like to know how two men managed to join the melee late (i.e. from the back) and work their way to the front of a throng of 30 teenagers to land a punch on the copper. Especially as the article claims the police had already been beaten to the ground.

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I'm giving $20 injin for each obvious contradiction, $50 injin for each obvious lie and $5 for any minor spin.

Go for it, there is loads!

How do we know you're not going to immediately print trillions more injin dollars thus reducing the value to nothing?

On a serious note, I know of a father who smacked his son and had the police and social workers turn up on his doorstep. They'll no doubt be wandering why they're getting duffed up by that kid in ten years time. The muppets!

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How do we know you're not going to immediately print trillions more injin dollars thus reducing the value to nothing?

On a serious note, I know of a father who smacked his son and had the police and social workers turn up on his doorstep. They'll no doubt be wandering why they're getting duffed up by that kid in ten years time. The muppets!

Ahh no!

They'll be claiming overtime to deal with his crime spree.

Theres nothing in it for the police for crime to be actually eradicated. Lowered, yes, limited, yes. But ultimately soilved? No. Asymmetry of rewards and all that.

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    1. 1. Including the effects Brexit, where do you think average UK house prices will be relative to now in June 2020?


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