Nightclub brawl 'like something out of horror film'

Residents are angered by the latest brawl

Residents are angered by the latest brawl

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CCTV footage of a mass brawl outside a nightclub has been described as being like something out of a horror film.

At a meeting of the council’s Area Two committee last night, Sergeant Chris Chandler of Redbridge police, confirmed that police were studying footage of a brawl outside Funky Mojoe in High Road, South Woodford.

The fight happened in the early hours of Sunday morning and led to several calls to police.

Sgt Chandler said: “When police units attended there was no sign of the fight in the immediate vicinity and there were no allegations made by those who were there.

“At the moment inquiries are being made with CCTV.”

But councillor Richard Hoskins of Church End Ward said he had already viewed CCTV footage of the incident taken by cameras at the Manor Court Lodge retirement complex next door to the bar.

He said: “When police turned up all may have been peace in the land.

“But I spent three quarters of an hour watching CCTV today.

“It is the most horrendous video. I am not sure if I would call it a riot or affray.

“There are 40 people – men and women – slugging it out, screaming at each other.

“Belts and bottles were used and at one point a car draws up, some lads go across, point back down the road and have some conversation.

“The car does a u-turn and drives through the crowd and some people lying on the road.

“I have never seen such an awful, horrendous, scary video outside of watching a horror film.

“And this all took place outside a retirement home.

“You can see the people emerging from Mojoes, clearly drunk, fighting drunk.

“It is shameful and it must never be allowed to be repeated.”

Cllr Hoskins has called on Redbridge Council to review Funky Mojoe’s licence in light of the incident.

A spokeswoman for Redbridge council said: "The Council is currently considering this incident along with other incidents that have taken place near the venue in recent months.

"We will be shortly agreeing appropriate action to take using the powers that exist under the licensing laws and will notify the relevant parties once a decision has been made."

Funky Mojoe declined to comment.

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9:13am Wed 30 Jan 13

cessnapilot says...

The sooner it closes the better. It is totally incompatible with South Woodford, and particularly incompatible with being sited next to a retirement home and in a residential area.

I notice from their website that they give their address as being "South Woodford, Essex" and claim they are "The most talked about bar in Essex". Perhaps they would like to move to Essex? Most in South Woodford would be pleased if they did.
The sooner it closes the better. It is totally incompatible with South Woodford, and particularly incompatible with being sited next to a retirement home and in a residential area. I notice from their website that they give their address as being "South Woodford, Essex" and claim they are "The most talked about bar in Essex". Perhaps they would like to move to Essex? Most in South Woodford would be pleased if they did. cessnapilot
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10:55am Wed 30 Jan 13

Cornbeefur says...

Sgt Chandler said: “When police units attended there was no sign of the fight in the immediate vicinity and there were no allegations made by those who were there''

As usually, by the time they eventually turned up it is all over and the Police are reluctant to investigate an incident where by nobody has reported anything except for the long suffering neighbours. Will IDS take a break from his garden visits and call in at the Home and reassure the residents?

These people are not making it up.
Sgt Chandler said: “When police units attended there was no sign of the fight in the immediate vicinity and there were no allegations made by those who were there'' As usually, by the time they eventually turned up it is all over and the Police are reluctant to investigate an incident where by nobody has reported anything except for the long suffering neighbours. Will IDS take a break from his garden visits and call in at the Home and reassure the residents? These people are not making it up. Cornbeefur
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2:59pm Wed 30 Jan 13

Wizza_b says...

Wouldn`t this type of place be better on an Industrial area? perhaps in Buckhurst Hill or Chigwell? it serves absolutely no purpose to our community, as far as I know it isn`t even open during the daytime.
Wouldn`t this type of place be better on an Industrial area? perhaps in Buckhurst Hill or Chigwell? it serves absolutely no purpose to our community, as far as I know it isn`t even open during the daytime. Wizza_b
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10:11pm Wed 30 Jan 13

Jamc says...

Mr Cornbeefur, I have been reading this digital version of the gaurdian for many years and I have noticed one very obvious thing. You do not like the police. I have noticed that everytime there is an article in which the police play a role, you can't help but criticise. Your criticism is often unfounded, tidious, repetitive and down right rude! You obviously have an issue with the boys in blue, who do a very dangerous and courageous job.
Is it because you had a bad experience and have made it your lifes mission to make them pay? or is it because you are a failed recruit and resent those that managed to pass the entrance exam? or is it because you have no **** clue of what being a police officer is all about, the hours they work, the rest days they get cancelled and short notice, the horror they have to put up with on the street and from morons like you, the fact tht everything they do is scrutinized and critisied, the times they have to tell someone that there family member has just died or dealing with a woman that has just been rapped.....I can go one but I feel it is wasted on you.

You really do need to get over yourself and get a new hobby!!!! try bird watching......

and by the way as a South Woodford resident I think that Funky Mojos should be closed down. How many reviews can one premises have?
Mr Cornbeefur, I have been reading this digital version of the gaurdian for many years and I have noticed one very obvious thing. You do not like the police. I have noticed that everytime there is an article in which the police play a role, you can't help but criticise. Your criticism is often unfounded, tidious, repetitive and down right rude! You obviously have an issue with the boys in blue, who do a very dangerous and courageous job. Is it because you had a bad experience and have made it your lifes mission to make them pay? or is it because you are a failed recruit and resent those that managed to pass the entrance exam? or is it because you have no **** clue of what being a police officer is all about, the hours they work, the rest days they get cancelled and short notice, the horror they have to put up with on the street and from morons like you, the fact tht everything they do is scrutinized and critisied, the times they have to tell someone that there family member has just died or dealing with a woman that has just been rapped.....I can go one but I feel it is wasted on you. You really do need to get over yourself and get a new hobby!!!! try bird watching...... and by the way as a South Woodford resident I think that Funky Mojos should be closed down. How many reviews can one premises have? Jamc
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11:50pm Wed 30 Jan 13

larry g says...

Jamc wrote:
Mr Cornbeefur, I have been reading this digital version of the gaurdian for many years and I have noticed one very obvious thing. You do not like the police. I have noticed that everytime there is an article in which the police play a role, you can't help but criticise. Your criticism is often unfounded, tidious, repetitive and down right rude! You obviously have an issue with the boys in blue, who do a very dangerous and courageous job.
Is it because you had a bad experience and have made it your lifes mission to make them pay? or is it because you are a failed recruit and resent those that managed to pass the entrance exam? or is it because you have no **** clue of what being a police officer is all about, the hours they work, the rest days they get cancelled and short notice, the horror they have to put up with on the street and from morons like you, the fact tht everything they do is scrutinized and critisied, the times they have to tell someone that there family member has just died or dealing with a woman that has just been rapped.....I can go one but I feel it is wasted on you.

You really do need to get over yourself and get a new hobby!!!! try bird watching......

and by the way as a South Woodford resident I think that Funky Mojos should be closed down. How many reviews can one premises have?
dont you get it by now, its a wind up whose used many a guise over theyears
[quote][p][bold]Jamc[/bold] wrote: Mr Cornbeefur, I have been reading this digital version of the gaurdian for many years and I have noticed one very obvious thing. You do not like the police. I have noticed that everytime there is an article in which the police play a role, you can't help but criticise. Your criticism is often unfounded, tidious, repetitive and down right rude! You obviously have an issue with the boys in blue, who do a very dangerous and courageous job. Is it because you had a bad experience and have made it your lifes mission to make them pay? or is it because you are a failed recruit and resent those that managed to pass the entrance exam? or is it because you have no **** clue of what being a police officer is all about, the hours they work, the rest days they get cancelled and short notice, the horror they have to put up with on the street and from morons like you, the fact tht everything they do is scrutinized and critisied, the times they have to tell someone that there family member has just died or dealing with a woman that has just been rapped.....I can go one but I feel it is wasted on you. You really do need to get over yourself and get a new hobby!!!! try bird watching...... and by the way as a South Woodford resident I think that Funky Mojos should be closed down. How many reviews can one premises have?[/p][/quote]dont you get it by now, its a wind up whose used many a guise over theyears larry g
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