Brawl in Walthamstow caught on camera

A still from the youtube.com video footage uploaded by user MrJerrypal.

A still from the youtube.com video footage uploaded by user MrJerrypal.

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Video footage has emerged of a group of men fighting opposite a pub in Walthamstow, but police say no-one was arrested or injured.

The clip was uploaded to youtube.com yesterday and the Met has confirmed it is of an incident that happened in Forest Road at around 1.25am on Friday January 25.

It shows around a dozen men involved in an altercation in the grounds of Thorpe Coombe Hospital.

The three-and-a-half minute clip, uploaded by youtube.com user "MrJerrypal", ends with a police van arriving at the scene, prompting the men to disperse.

A Met spokesman said officers were first called to reports of anti-social behaviour at the College Arms pub, which is located opposite the hospital site.

But by the time officers arrived at the scene the row had moved over the road.

The spokesman said: "The police attended the scene and dispersed the group.

"There were no injuries reported at the scene.

"There were no arrests."

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3:12pm Thu 7 Feb 13

Dave mp says...

Life in Walthamstow in 2013! Oh long i long for 'the good old days'.
Life in Walthamstow in 2013! Oh long i long for 'the good old days'. Dave mp
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4:08pm Thu 7 Feb 13

Cornbeefur says...

Lawless Walthamstow, no Police, no interest by Police
Lawless Walthamstow, no Police, no interest by Police Cornbeefur
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4:26pm Thu 7 Feb 13

Alan_1976 says...

Cornbeefur wrote:
Lawless Walthamstow, no Police, no interest by Police
Apart from the police van arriving in three and a half minutes that is....
[quote][p][bold]Cornbeefur[/bold] wrote: Lawless Walthamstow, no Police, no interest by Police[/p][/quote]Apart from the police van arriving in three and a half minutes that is.... Alan_1976
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6:12pm Thu 7 Feb 13

TTMAN says...

Move along there, nothing to see here.
Move along there, nothing to see here. TTMAN
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7:29pm Thu 7 Feb 13

Aqualung says...

25 years ago when Wetherspoons owned it the College Arms was a great pub. Spoons sold it in the early 90s when Devenish took it over and it still remained a reasonable pub. The rot started to set in after Greenall's took it over, but the final nail in it's coffin was when Greenall's sold out to Scottish and Newcastle who decided it should be a "Sports Bar".
If you don't know what a Sports Bar is then it is one that sells mainstream keg rubbish at inflated prices to attract a group of Neanderthal morons that buy a single pint of the said rubbish and then spend the next hour or two shouting at a big screen in the misguided belief that in some way they are "supporting" their team.

When this sort of nonsense is not going on they may have Discos, Karaoke nights or third rate tribute band acts, anything to try and disguise the fact that the "beer" they are selling is 100% overpriced dross that would be better poured down the drain.

The pub is currently owned by a Global Corporate Abomination called Heineken. It comes under the banner of Star Pubs and Bars. The pub has been seeking a new leaseholder for the best part of a year now, formerly under the Scottish Newcastle Pub group.

If you want to see a proper pub that isn't a Spoons then try the revitalised Bell, 8 real ales on offer with no big screens and the associated baying morons.
25 years ago when Wetherspoons owned it the College Arms was a great pub. Spoons sold it in the early 90s when Devenish took it over and it still remained a reasonable pub. The rot started to set in after Greenall's took it over, but the final nail in it's coffin was when Greenall's sold out to Scottish and Newcastle who decided it should be a "Sports Bar". If you don't know what a Sports Bar is then it is one that sells mainstream keg rubbish at inflated prices to attract a group of Neanderthal morons that buy a single pint of the said rubbish and then spend the next hour or two shouting at a big screen in the misguided belief that in some way they are "supporting" their team. When this sort of nonsense is not going on they may have Discos, Karaoke nights or third rate tribute band acts, anything to try and disguise the fact that the "beer" they are selling is 100% overpriced dross that would be better poured down the drain. The pub is currently owned by a Global Corporate Abomination called Heineken. It comes under the banner of Star Pubs and Bars. The pub has been seeking a new leaseholder for the best part of a year now, formerly under the Scottish Newcastle Pub group. If you want to see a proper pub that isn't a Spoons then try the revitalised Bell, 8 real ales on offer with no big screens and the associated baying morons. Aqualung
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7:55pm Thu 7 Feb 13

The Stowaway says...

Aqualung wrote:
25 years ago when Wetherspoons owned it the College Arms was a great pub. Spoons sold it in the early 90s when Devenish took it over and it still remained a reasonable pub. The rot started to set in after Greenall's took it over, but the final nail in it's coffin was when Greenall's sold out to Scottish and Newcastle who decided it should be a "Sports Bar".
If you don't know what a Sports Bar is then it is one that sells mainstream keg rubbish at inflated prices to attract a group of Neanderthal morons that buy a single pint of the said rubbish and then spend the next hour or two shouting at a big screen in the misguided belief that in some way they are "supporting" their team.

When this sort of nonsense is not going on they may have Discos, Karaoke nights or third rate tribute band acts, anything to try and disguise the fact that the "beer" they are selling is 100% overpriced dross that would be better poured down the drain.

The pub is currently owned by a Global Corporate Abomination called Heineken. It comes under the banner of Star Pubs and Bars. The pub has been seeking a new leaseholder for the best part of a year now, formerly under the Scottish Newcastle Pub group.

If you want to see a proper pub that isn't a Spoons then try the revitalised Bell, 8 real ales on offer with no big screens and the associated baying morons.
If you want a pub full of thirty something Hampstead wannabees, small children, nappy changing and the odd cup of expresso, then try the revitalised Bell.
[quote][p][bold]Aqualung[/bold] wrote: 25 years ago when Wetherspoons owned it the College Arms was a great pub. Spoons sold it in the early 90s when Devenish took it over and it still remained a reasonable pub. The rot started to set in after Greenall's took it over, but the final nail in it's coffin was when Greenall's sold out to Scottish and Newcastle who decided it should be a "Sports Bar". If you don't know what a Sports Bar is then it is one that sells mainstream keg rubbish at inflated prices to attract a group of Neanderthal morons that buy a single pint of the said rubbish and then spend the next hour or two shouting at a big screen in the misguided belief that in some way they are "supporting" their team. When this sort of nonsense is not going on they may have Discos, Karaoke nights or third rate tribute band acts, anything to try and disguise the fact that the "beer" they are selling is 100% overpriced dross that would be better poured down the drain. The pub is currently owned by a Global Corporate Abomination called Heineken. It comes under the banner of Star Pubs and Bars. The pub has been seeking a new leaseholder for the best part of a year now, formerly under the Scottish Newcastle Pub group. If you want to see a proper pub that isn't a Spoons then try the revitalised Bell, 8 real ales on offer with no big screens and the associated baying morons.[/p][/quote]If you want a pub full of thirty something Hampstead wannabees, small children, nappy changing and the odd cup of expresso, then try the revitalised Bell. The Stowaway
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11:19pm Thu 7 Feb 13

Cornbeefur says...

The Stowaway wrote:
Aqualung wrote:
25 years ago when Wetherspoons owned it the College Arms was a great pub. Spoons sold it in the early 90s when Devenish took it over and it still remained a reasonable pub. The rot started to set in after Greenall's took it over, but the final nail in it's coffin was when Greenall's sold out to Scottish and Newcastle who decided it should be a "Sports Bar".
If you don't know what a Sports Bar is then it is one that sells mainstream keg rubbish at inflated prices to attract a group of Neanderthal morons that buy a single pint of the said rubbish and then spend the next hour or two shouting at a big screen in the misguided belief that in some way they are "supporting" their team.

When this sort of nonsense is not going on they may have Discos, Karaoke nights or third rate tribute band acts, anything to try and disguise the fact that the "beer" they are selling is 100% overpriced dross that would be better poured down the drain.

The pub is currently owned by a Global Corporate Abomination called Heineken. It comes under the banner of Star Pubs and Bars. The pub has been seeking a new leaseholder for the best part of a year now, formerly under the Scottish Newcastle Pub group.

If you want to see a proper pub that isn't a Spoons then try the revitalised Bell, 8 real ales on offer with no big screens and the associated baying morons.
If you want a pub full of thirty something Hampstead wannabees, small children, nappy changing and the odd cup of expresso, then try the revitalised Bell.
There are a lot of Cranberry Tinted Spectacle wearers in the Bell, thinking they are in The Angel Islington and that their area is improving.
[quote][p][bold]The Stowaway[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Aqualung[/bold] wrote: 25 years ago when Wetherspoons owned it the College Arms was a great pub. Spoons sold it in the early 90s when Devenish took it over and it still remained a reasonable pub. The rot started to set in after Greenall's took it over, but the final nail in it's coffin was when Greenall's sold out to Scottish and Newcastle who decided it should be a "Sports Bar". If you don't know what a Sports Bar is then it is one that sells mainstream keg rubbish at inflated prices to attract a group of Neanderthal morons that buy a single pint of the said rubbish and then spend the next hour or two shouting at a big screen in the misguided belief that in some way they are "supporting" their team. When this sort of nonsense is not going on they may have Discos, Karaoke nights or third rate tribute band acts, anything to try and disguise the fact that the "beer" they are selling is 100% overpriced dross that would be better poured down the drain. The pub is currently owned by a Global Corporate Abomination called Heineken. It comes under the banner of Star Pubs and Bars. The pub has been seeking a new leaseholder for the best part of a year now, formerly under the Scottish Newcastle Pub group. If you want to see a proper pub that isn't a Spoons then try the revitalised Bell, 8 real ales on offer with no big screens and the associated baying morons.[/p][/quote]If you want a pub full of thirty something Hampstead wannabees, small children, nappy changing and the odd cup of expresso, then try the revitalised Bell.[/p][/quote]There are a lot of Cranberry Tinted Spectacle wearers in the Bell, thinking they are in The Angel Islington and that their area is improving. Cornbeefur
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1:08pm Fri 8 Feb 13

malpasc says...

I'd far rather share a pub with "Hampstead Wannabees" than football shirt wearing, poor quality lager swilling townies.

Walthamstow IS slowly improving but there are too many people who do it down, or do-down any attempts made by people to transform it into a much more pleasant place to live.
I'd far rather share a pub with "Hampstead Wannabees" than football shirt wearing, poor quality lager swilling townies. Walthamstow IS slowly improving but there are too many people who do it down, or do-down any attempts made by people to transform it into a much more pleasant place to live. malpasc
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2:05pm Fri 8 Feb 13

RichieA70 says...

malpasc wrote:
I'd far rather share a pub with "Hampstead Wannabees" than football shirt wearing, poor quality lager swilling townies. Walthamstow IS slowly improving but there are too many people who do it down, or do-down any attempts made by people to transform it into a much more pleasant place to live.
Hear hear. In reality the excellent Bell has a mix of people and 'Hampstead Wannabees' sounds like inverted snobbery. Would a predominantly more working class pub be labelled so sneeringly?

Walthamstow is definitely improving, however that's an inconvenient truth to those with an agenda to do it down in a troll-themed way and pessimistic souls who can't or won't see good things happening here.
[quote][p][bold]malpasc[/bold] wrote: I'd far rather share a pub with "Hampstead Wannabees" than football shirt wearing, poor quality lager swilling townies. Walthamstow IS slowly improving but there are too many people who do it down, or do-down any attempts made by people to transform it into a much more pleasant place to live.[/p][/quote]Hear hear. In reality the excellent Bell has a mix of people and 'Hampstead Wannabees' sounds like inverted snobbery. Would a predominantly more working class pub be labelled so sneeringly? Walthamstow is definitely improving, however that's an inconvenient truth to those with an agenda to do it down in a troll-themed way and pessimistic souls who can't or won't see good things happening here. RichieA70
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5:12pm Fri 8 Feb 13

myopinioncounts says...

The video title claims it was a 'gypsy gang fight'. Is that why no-one was arrested, because it was seen as a 'cultural occasion'?
The video title claims it was a 'gypsy gang fight'. Is that why no-one was arrested, because it was seen as a 'cultural occasion'? myopinioncounts
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11:08pm Fri 8 Feb 13

SXH says...

myopinioncounts wrote:
The video title claims it was a 'gypsy gang fight'. Is that why no-one was arrested, because it was seen as a 'cultural occasion'?
Makes you wonder, as they have human rights.
[quote][p][bold]myopinioncounts[/bold] wrote: The video title claims it was a 'gypsy gang fight'. Is that why no-one was arrested, because it was seen as a 'cultural occasion'?[/p][/quote]Makes you wonder, as they have human rights. SXH
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10:13am Mon 11 Feb 13

Sam Hain says...

Aqualung wrote:
25 years ago when Wetherspoons owned it the College Arms was a great pub. Spoons sold it in the early 90s when Devenish took it over and it still remained a reasonable pub. The rot started to set in after Greenall's took it over, but the final nail in it's coffin was when Greenall's sold out to Scottish and Newcastle who decided it should be a "Sports Bar".
If you don't know what a Sports Bar is then it is one that sells mainstream keg rubbish at inflated prices to attract a group of Neanderthal morons that buy a single pint of the said rubbish and then spend the next hour or two shouting at a big screen in the misguided belief that in some way they are "supporting" their team.

When this sort of nonsense is not going on they may have Discos, Karaoke nights or third rate tribute band acts, anything to try and disguise the fact that the "beer" they are selling is 100% overpriced dross that would be better poured down the drain.

The pub is currently owned by a Global Corporate Abomination called Heineken. It comes under the banner of Star Pubs and Bars. The pub has been seeking a new leaseholder for the best part of a year now, formerly under the Scottish Newcastle Pub group.

If you want to see a proper pub that isn't a Spoons then try the revitalised Bell, 8 real ales on offer with no big screens and the associated baying morons.
No, just baying brats in buggies in the Bell. Both as bad as each other in their different ways so I frequent neither.
[quote][p][bold]Aqualung[/bold] wrote: 25 years ago when Wetherspoons owned it the College Arms was a great pub. Spoons sold it in the early 90s when Devenish took it over and it still remained a reasonable pub. The rot started to set in after Greenall's took it over, but the final nail in it's coffin was when Greenall's sold out to Scottish and Newcastle who decided it should be a "Sports Bar". If you don't know what a Sports Bar is then it is one that sells mainstream keg rubbish at inflated prices to attract a group of Neanderthal morons that buy a single pint of the said rubbish and then spend the next hour or two shouting at a big screen in the misguided belief that in some way they are "supporting" their team. When this sort of nonsense is not going on they may have Discos, Karaoke nights or third rate tribute band acts, anything to try and disguise the fact that the "beer" they are selling is 100% overpriced dross that would be better poured down the drain. The pub is currently owned by a Global Corporate Abomination called Heineken. It comes under the banner of Star Pubs and Bars. The pub has been seeking a new leaseholder for the best part of a year now, formerly under the Scottish Newcastle Pub group. If you want to see a proper pub that isn't a Spoons then try the revitalised Bell, 8 real ales on offer with no big screens and the associated baying morons.[/p][/quote]No, just baying brats in buggies in the Bell. Both as bad as each other in their different ways so I frequent neither. Sam Hain
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