A crazy mass brawl erupted outside a busy east London train station during rush hour last night.
Police were forced to shut down an entire street yesterday evening after a wild fight broke out involving around 200 young people between the ages of 16 and 20 outside Walthamstow Central tube station.
Bystanders captured video of the fighting, which appeared to start when two girls began scrapping and things quickly spiralled out of control.
Some residents described the scene as a “riot” (and not in a good way), while other witnesses described close to 100 police officers in the area to deal with the issue.
Another video uploaded to Twitter last night shows a high number of officers charging towards another group of people in the area.
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Three people have been arrested following the incident and police remained at the scene last night, although they denied there had been a riot.
A police spokesperson said:
Due to the large numbers and calls about a fight several police resources were deployed. At the time of the police arrival, the group were not committing offences but their presence in such numbers would be alarming to members of the public as would the volume of police vehicles.
It is important to stress there has been no riot. The MPS Territorial Support Group were called and dealt with a large group who refused to leave.
Police are still unsure what actually started the incident.