The Mirror is reporting that police have taken action with the heads of six schools after more than 200 schoolchildren clashed in a mass brawl outside a city centre McDonald’s.
Hundreds were involved in ugly disturbances in Piccadilly Gardens, Manchester, last Friday.
Fights broke out, including several inside McDonald’s, and it’s now been revealed that three public order and a possession of cannabis offence were recorded.
A 15-year-old girl was arrested…
Police chiefs have now revealed that headteachers of eight Manchester schools have been spoken to and shown CCTV footage of the early evening disturbances…
Inspector Phil Spurgeon, city centre police manager, said managers of two businesses involved also spoke to the headteachers.
He said: “The last two Friday evenings has seen large numbers of young people gathering in the city centre, many in high school uniform.
“Most have been decent and have every right to enjoy the city centre, so it’s important not to demonise youths in general.
“However, we have also seen unacceptable behaviour including intimidation, fighting, threats towards security staff, and police officers jostled and abused.
“Because of the issues we’ve seen, this week we brought together the head teachers of eight Manchester high schools whose pupils we believe have been present and showed them the CCTV footage of the disorder that has taken place.
“They also heard from managers of two city centre businesses, who described the impact on their staff.”
The schools involved aren’t being named.
Police said staff would be given the opportunity to address the issues with pupils and parents…
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