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UPDATED With Video: Brawl Among Teen Girls at Bluewater Shopping Centre Car Park Interrupted by Off-Duty Police Officer

In a startling incident at Bluewater Shopping Centre in Kent, a group of teenage girls engaged in a public brawl in the car park, prompting intervention by an off-duty police officer. The brawl, which took place around 3 pm on Sunday, November 5, was caught on video and has since gone viral on social media platforms.

Details of the Incident The video, which lasts for 140 seconds, shows the teenage girls physically assaulting each other. Two of the girls start by grappling, with one falling against a car bonnet before they end up on the ground. The fight escalates as they pull each other’s hair and exchange punches and kicks, egged on by a group of young onlookers. Some bystanders are seen recording the altercation on their mobile phones.

Intervention by Off-Duty Officer A crucial moment in the footage shows a man, later identified as an off-duty police officer, stepping in to separate the fighting girls. His actions were praised by online viewers for his prompt response and attempt to de-escalate the situation.

Police Response and Action Kent Police were called to the scene and arrived alongside security staff. The officers spoke to all those present, and the involved parties received strong words of advice. The parents of the teenagers were contacted and asked to come to the shopping centre to collect their children. Kent Police have stated that inquiries into the incident are ongoing.

Public Reaction and Concerns The incident has raised concerns about youth violence and the role of social media in amplifying such events. The ease with which the fight was recorded and shared online has prompted discussions about the impact of technology on youth behaviour and the importance of parental and community involvement in addressing these issues.

Conclusion The brawl at Bluewater Shopping Centre serves as a reminder of the challenges faced by communities in dealing with youth violence. The swift action taken by an off-duty police officer highlights the crucial role that individuals can play in preventing the escalation of conflicts. As investigations continue, the incident underscores the need for greater awareness and proactive measures to address such occurrences in public spaces.

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