BREAKING: Brit town centre on LOCKDOWN after ’70 youths start MASS BRAWL’

A HUGE brawl allegedly involving 70 schoolchildren has forced a Brit town centre to be placed on lockdown.

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Police scrambled to Uxbridge town centre in west London tonight where teenagers reportedly “stamped on people’s heads” in a mass fight.

The major brawl allegedly involved pupils from three schools and broke out near a Clark’s shoe shop in the town’s main High Street.

Witnesses say “hundreds” of youths were fighting and that shops on the street were forced to “lock the doors” due to the “chaos”.

One passer-by even claimed an “old man” who tried to intervene was also set upon.

“100+ children smashing up Uxbridge town centre; stamping on random people’s heads”

Witness

The witness said: “100+ children smashing up Uxbridge town centre; stamping on random people’s heads after kicking them to the floor. Shops closed, police present.

“They were all in school uniform. They were overheard on the bus after bragging and watching the films they’d made. Saying it was self defence.

“One young student they pushed off his skateboard and then all stamping on his face. Second was an old man. So sad.”

Police say all the youths had dispersed by 7.25pm – more than an hour after the fight broke out.

A spokesperson for the Metropolitan Police added that one youth fled into the Clark’s shoe shop to escape the fight.

The Met say they have now authorised a Section 35 dispersal order, meaning anyone who refuses to leave the town centre, or who returns after being made to move on.

The force said in a statement: “A dispersal zone has been authorised in Uxbridge Town Centre, to prevent Anti-Social Behaviour and violence with injury.

“This has been granted by Inspector Harris and is in place from 5.40pm September 10 until 5.39pm September 12.

“Section 35 of the Antisocial Behaviour, Police and Crime Act 2014 allows a police officer of at least the rank of Inspector to authorise a dispersal zone for up to 48 hours.

“Once authorised, a constable in uniform may, under circumstances, direct a person to leave the area, in whole or in part, and direct the person not to return for up to 48 hours.”

Shedding more light on what happened, Hillingdon Police tweeted: “We were called to a large group of youths fighting in the high street.

“As we’ve arrived there were approximately 70 youths causing issues and fighting amongst themselves.”

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