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The Walthamstow Riot that wasn’t: weaves on Hoe Street and one copper for every two kids

by | 7th, October 2015

DID you see news on the Walthamstow riot? The story goes that two teenagers were fighting over a man. The action took place on Hoe street. A few girls joined in the aggro. Lots of people stood about watching.

 

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The Daily Star’s Roy McKeown invites readers to watch the “riot”.

WATCH: Violent scenes as huge riot breaks out in Walthamstow –  …a huge riot broke out in east London.

A huge riot?

Yes, a huge riot, says the Standard :

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The BBC has more:

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That riot is now a “fight”.

A 16-year-old boy and a 16-year-old girl were arrested on suspicion of affray and an 18-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of possessing an offensive weapon.

A riot with just three arrests. Was that because three were too few police to nab the rioters?

No, ssys the Huffington Post . There were lots and lots of coppers.

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Wow. One copper for every two rioters.

The Daily Mail takes up the story:

Police flooded a north-east London suburb with officers last night after a row said to be between two girls from rival schools developed into a near-riot.

The Star’s “huge

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