'Vicious' brawl in streets of Maldon

Mill Road, Maldon, where the fighting took place

Mill Road, Maldon, where the fighting took place

First published in Local News

A mass brawl involving 20 teenagers had to be broken up by riot police.

Two police officers were injured as horrified residents looked on as the violence erupted on Friday night.

Witnesses condemned the fighting in Mill Road, Maldon as "vicious and obnoxious" and were so alarmed they called the police.

One Mill Road resident, who asked not to be named, said: "It was a massive fight and it was really quite vicious.

"I called the police and I know others in the street did too."

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12:06pm Thu 7 Aug 14

CLKR64 says...

Maldon isnt the peaceful, nice place it was when I moved here several years ago. There hardly used to be any crime at all - whats going on? The parents of these teens should be appalled...
Maldon isnt the peaceful, nice place it was when I moved here several years ago. There hardly used to be any crime at all - whats going on? The parents of these teens should be appalled... CLKR64
  • Score: 13

8:37am Fri 8 Aug 14

Regbluebottle says...

Anybody arrested? Where they local lads? Anybody taken to hospital during this 'vicious brawl'?

Usual standard of reporting......
Anybody arrested? Where they local lads? Anybody taken to hospital during this 'vicious brawl'? Usual standard of reporting...... Regbluebottle
  • Score: 6

9:38am Fri 8 Aug 14

SandyR says...

I lived on Mill Road for nearly 5 years and left in 2005 as it seemed to be a lawless playground for antisocial drunks. It was not helped by late opening fast food outlets and a complete lack of police support when things got ugly. I don't remember a Friday or Saturday evening that passed off peacefully. Whenever there was fighting or vandalism I called the police, but they either didn't respond or arrived 45 minutes later once the trouble had finished. The final straw for me was my new car being vandalised and the kebab shop getting an extension on their opening times. Luckily I was renting, and the decision to leave was my only option. Both Maldon District Council and the police need to work together with the long suffering residents to stamp out this sickening behaviour. Unfortunately, I don't think the problem is an isolated one. Policing in the whole town is completely inadequate and the attitude of this selfish minority is a disgrace.
I lived on Mill Road for nearly 5 years and left in 2005 as it seemed to be a lawless playground for antisocial drunks. It was not helped by late opening fast food outlets and a complete lack of police support when things got ugly. I don't remember a Friday or Saturday evening that passed off peacefully. Whenever there was fighting or vandalism I called the police, but they either didn't respond or arrived 45 minutes later once the trouble had finished. The final straw for me was my new car being vandalised and the kebab shop getting an extension on their opening times. Luckily I was renting, and the decision to leave was my only option. Both Maldon District Council and the police need to work together with the long suffering residents to stamp out this sickening behaviour. Unfortunately, I don't think the problem is an isolated one. Policing in the whole town is completely inadequate and the attitude of this selfish minority is a disgrace. SandyR
  • Score: 13

11:45am Fri 8 Aug 14

Hawthorne says...

CLKR64 wrote:
Maldon isnt the peaceful, nice place it was when I moved here several years ago. There hardly used to be any crime at all - whats going on? The parents of these teens should be appalled...
Sadly, people are no longer as appalled as you'd hope they were by the behaviour of their children. People used to be ashamed of a visit by the police to their door, and that was sufficient deterrent to most. These days, the officers are more likely to get a mouthful of abuse about having better things to do. When you look at what role models these kids have, it's little wonder that there is no longer any concept of shame in this country.
[quote][p][bold]CLKR64[/bold] wrote: Maldon isnt the peaceful, nice place it was when I moved here several years ago. There hardly used to be any crime at all - whats going on? The parents of these teens should be appalled...[/p][/quote]Sadly, people are no longer as appalled as you'd hope they were by the behaviour of their children. People used to be ashamed of a visit by the police to their door, and that was sufficient deterrent to most. These days, the officers are more likely to get a mouthful of abuse about having better things to do. When you look at what role models these kids have, it's little wonder that there is no longer any concept of shame in this country. Hawthorne
  • Score: 13

10:38am Tue 12 Aug 14

Jack222 says...

Maldon is fine and crime is very low. The odd incident like this occurs everywhere.
Maldon is fine and crime is very low. The odd incident like this occurs everywhere. Jack222
  • Score: -2

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