SHOPPERS and passers-by said they were “shocked and appalled” to see a group of young adults brawling on Grand Parade in broad daylight yesterday.
It is understood that a group of up to around 10 people were seen fighting outside Bishop Lucey Park shortly after 6pm, with at least one of them brandishing a weapon.
“There was a big group of them, all shouting and roaring and yelling at each other about something,” said an eye witness.
“It was terrifying to be honest. People were crossing the street to avoid them. Then two fellas started to beat on one another, throwing punches and tearing each others shirts off.” Reports suggest that the fist fight went on for a number of minutes before other members of the group were able to break the two men up.
A few minutes after this, however, the fist fight started again. This time, one of the men involved took out a scissors and brandished it as a weapon.
“It broke up shortly after that because one guy took out a scissors and tried to stab the other guy, but he ran away. He ran into a shop on Oliver Plunkett Street to take cover,” said the eye witness.
“I've never seen anything like it. I couldn't believe it. That a huge fight like that could break out in the middle of the day when there are loads of people around, including children and elderly people... it's a disgrace.”