School fight outside station

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Kat Balou
School fight outside station

I witnessed the fight outside the station this morning between two groups of rival school girls.  This has been brewing all week.  I've passed both groups outside costcutter everyday and they have been sniping at each other constantly. The police took a long time to turn up this morning and members of the public had to get involved to try and break it up. There were around 20 - 30 teenagers involved and we hear on the news all too often about these rival school fights ending in stabbings (which, thankfully, I don't think today's did). Would some PCSO presence or other police presence help before it gets out of hand?

unknowndomain
Re: School fight outside station

You could also argue that the police do nothing to stop cyclists using the closed part of Railton Road to cycle at times at high speed in an area that is clearly a pavement and on an access only road intended for large goods lorries that can't turn around, not for cyclists to weave in and out of pedestrians.

tonight_we_fly
Re: School fight outside station

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You could also argue that the police do nothing to stop cyclists using the closed part of Railton Road to cycle at times at high speed in an area that is clearly a pavement and on an access only road intended for large goods lorries that can't turn around, not for cyclists to weave in and out of pedestrians.

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Sadly, the reason that such a high proportion of Herne Hill's cyclists regularly use the pavements, jump red lights and would not know what a signal to turn left/right was if it reached out and slapped them in the face is because no action is taken against their dangerous conduct, and they feel no moral obligation to consider the danger which they pose to others when breaking the law.

I found the post above particularly interesting because yesterday when I pushed my young son in his pram through the pedestrian tunnel under Herne Hill station, I twice had close shaves with speeding cyclists (despite the "no cycling" notices at each end).

The reason this daily local happening became significant on this occasion was because they cycled past two police officers in the process. The police officers did not bat an eyelid.

On this occasion the cyclists were both youths (well, late teens in appearance), whereas the man who almost hit us jumping the red light on Milkwood Road and the other who brushed past me later on our way home in Railton Road cycling hastily on the pavement were definitely old enough to know better.

northlondongal
Re: School fight outside station

Late teens are old enough to know better too, and the police should have acted.

Kat Balou
Re: School fight outside station

How did this go from a thread about a fight amongst teenagers to cyclist bashing???  Get your own thread if you want to moan about that!

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