Two women were filmed grappling with each other in a vicious fight in a Facebook video uploaded this weekend
Two women were filmed grappling with each other in a vicious fight at a fun fair in a Facebook video uploaded this weekend.
Two women wrestling furiously on the ground in front of a crowd of families as festival music plays in the distance
The group spill over from a grass area at the festival celebrating South Asian culture onto fairground rides as they continue to brawl despite protests.
Horrified parents beg them to stop during the opening day of the Manchester Mega Mela in Fallowfield.
Children can be heard wailing in the background as violence erupts in broad daylight.
The one-minute clip was uploaded by a witness on Saturday and has now been seen more than 25,000 times.
It shows two women wrestling furiously on the ground in front of a crowd of families as festival music plays in the distance.
Two other women appear to drag them by the hair to force them apart as little children watch in disbelief just yards away.
Parents beg them to stop during the opening day of the Manchester Mega Mela in Fallowfield
An appalled woman shouts: “Listen, b******, you are scaring the kids. They’re children. My sister is crying.”
A young boy screams at one of the women and tries to pull her away before she appears to lunge at her rival, pushing her back against a fairground ride.
As the women continue to brawl, the anxious mother returns and says: “The kids are getting scared. Can you stop it?”
One of the women then appears to wave her away before the footage ends with the women still locked in the tussle.
Manchester Mega Mela is a South Asian family festival which hosts live music, carnival rides and food stalls and is attended by thousands of people each year.
A spokeswoman for Greater Manchester Police said: “Police were called at 5.05pm on Saturday 22 July 2017 to reports of a disturbance where a 34-year-old woman was assaulted on Platt Fields Park in Fallowfield.
“Officers attended but the group had dispersed prior to their arrival and there are no reported injuries.
“We have since been made aware of a video circulating on social media and enquiries are ongoing.”
Anyone with information should contact police on 101 quoting reference number 1538 of 22/07/17 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.
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