Riot vans called to end of term school fight

BRAWLING school children caused a disturbance outside a shopping parade in Colchester.

Police were called to Iceni Way after reports of dozens of students from Philip Morant School and Alderman Blaxill School had become involved in a fracas.

Witnesses said the youngsters were trying to get into a flat after an alleged attack on another pupil.

A woman who called the police, but did not want to be named, said: “Five police cars, one riot van and the dog unit turned up, followed by a senior member of staff from one of the schools later.”

A shop worker at Heart 2 Heart Balloons said: “There were lots of children about until the police turned up and they scattered.

“They were trying to get into a flat above where someone lives.

“People were saying they came from Philip Morant to get a kid from Alderman Blaxill who had beaten someone up.”

Police confirmed they were called to a disturbance, but no one was arrested.

A spokesman for Essex Police said: “We were contacted shortly after 3.30pm on Thursday following reports a large number of schoolchildren had congregated outside a block of flats.

“Officers spoke to the children before contacting the headteacher of one of the schools, who stated they would speak to their pupils about their behaviour.

“The children dispersed at 4pm.”

Rob James, headteacher at Phillip Morant, confirmed he had been called.

He said: “Staff went over to see if they could help and police were there already.

“The police have provided us with a crime reference number, but to my knowledge there has been no follow up to the incident.”

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9:59am Fri 27 Dec 13

stevedawson says...

Thats what children do it's a macho thing.most get over it by their mid twenties the rest become doormen.
Thats what children do it's a macho thing.most get over it by their mid twenties the rest become doormen. stevedawson

9:50pm Fri 27 Dec 13

angryman!!! says...

Best comment on here
Best comment on here angryman!!!

10:46pm Fri 27 Dec 13

TheBrotherhoodOfTheBell says...

stevedawson wrote:
Thats what children do it's a macho thing.most get over it by their mid twenties the rest become doormen.
Oh really funny...

and others sit at home all day using stupid names and putting out posts on the internet such as this...

Quite sad really!!!

Most doorman i know do a good job...
[quote][p][bold]stevedawson[/bold] wrote: Thats what children do it's a macho thing.most get over it by their mid twenties the rest become doormen.[/p][/quote]Oh really funny... and others sit at home all day using stupid names and putting out posts on the internet such as this... Quite sad really!!! Most doorman i know do a good job... TheBrotherhoodOfTheBell

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