This is the moment two girls are involved in a violent fight in a busy Grimsby park before one appears to pull a knife.
It is understood the two girls, aged 15 and 13, had “pre-arranged” the encounter at People’s Park after suggestions of a falling out on social media. After a 30-second tussle on the ground, video of the fight appears to show the 13-year-old suddenly pulling out a knife. Humberside Police are investigating the incident and have appealed for witnesses.
The incident was caught on video filmed by a witness at around 3pm on Saturday in the busy park which is a popular destination for families. It begins with the two girls on the floor wrestling and grappling with one another. One girl begins to strike the other in the head repeatedly as witnesses seemingly jeer and mock them.
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The pair then roll into a nearby hedge and continue to tussle with one another. The girl on top, wearing black, then grabs the other’s arm to stop herself from being hit in the head before the girl on the floor grabs the other’s hair and hits her over the head repeatedly with her free arm.
Suddenly, the girl in black seems to wrestle herself on top of the other and begins pulling her hair before the crowd exclaim: “She’s got a f***ing knife mate, she’s got a f***ing knife.” referring to the girl in the skirt, believed to be the 13-year-old.
Those videoing the incident then move around to the opposite side of the two on the floor and begin shouting at the girl believed to be holding a knife, “Put it down now.”
Moments later, the pair breakaway from one another as the girl in black turns to those videoing with a shocked look on her face. The younger girl then stands up and walks out of shot with what appears to be a knife or long pointed object held in her right hand.
GrimsbyLive spoke to the elder girl’s shocked father about the incident. He said: “I got a phone call from my daughter at the hospital telling me there’d been a fight in People’s Park between her and another girl. Our daughter has wounds to her hand and concussion from the incident, but thankfully she’ll be alright.
“Something isn’t right though if 13 year old girls are walking around armed with knives. It makes you wonder what sort of environment they’re growing up in. There was never anything like that when I was a kid, now some people are scared to let their kids out in general.”
Humberside Police asked for public help as they investigated the incident. A spokesperson said: “We are appealing for anyone who witnessed an altercation between two young people in People’s Park, Grimsby on the evening of 11th June. If you saw the incident and think you may be able to help us with our inquiries, please call our non-emergency number, 101, quoting Log 378 of 11/06/2022.”
Just last week police investigated another incident in People’s Park in which an 11-year-old boy and his friend were allegedly threatened with knives. It is alleged that the two boys had been playing football with a group of around 15 other children who they met in the park on Friday, June 3. After the game had ended, five of the children allegedly “lured” the boys into the bushes on the outskirts of the park before each pulling out a knife.