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Police were called to a huge street fight among dozens of youths in Harrow town centre.

Met Police officers rushed to Station Road at 635pm on Thursday (September 27) after receiving reports of a "fight involving a number of male and female teenagers" outside Barclays bank.

Photos and video posted on social media appear to show the fight spilling over into the road as the youths ran and vehicles went by.

Between 50 and 60 people were reportedly involved, according to a post on social media.

Video footage posted to social media appears to show a large crowd of young people, who do not appear to be in school uniform, shouting and fighting in public.

In the video, a woman can be heard exclaiming her fears people involved may have knives and asks where were the police.

People can be seen running across the road in the video, with drivers beeping the horn on their vehicle as they travel by. Towards the end of the video, the woman points out that one man is lying on the ground, possibly injured.

Twitter user @seanhannam tweeted at 8.04pm: "Just had to call police while walking to station from work in Harrow - ugly scenes. Youths fighting - big gangs of kids on the street outside Barclays - near station.... Kicking off..."

We will bring you more information as we get it in our blog below:

Another fight today

A fight has broken out in Harrow town centre today (September 28), following on from yesterday’s violence.

The fight involves as many as 50 people according to police.

You can find the latest updates on this evening’s incident on our live blog.

Knife Crime Campaign

Harrow Council will work with police to get knives off the streets. While this campaign is city-wide and not as a result of yesterday’s incidents, the aim of the day is to increase awareness of the dangers of carrying illegal weapons such as knives and make people aware of the consequences.

North West Borough Commander, Detective Chief Superintendent Simon Rose said: “We are pleased to be supporting this campaign again, which is now more pressing than ever before.

“With the new tri-borough approach coming into effect, officers will be at hand to reassure and advise members of the public with any queries they may have.

“People can also hand their weapons in anonymously at any police station in all three boroughs, so that we can remove these dangerous weapons from our streets.

“Our message to those who are carrying knives or thinking about doing so is clear - it does not protect you, in fact, it makes you more vulnerable. So, make the right choice today - lose the knife not a valuable life.”

Shocking video shows huge Harrow fight among 50-60 youths spilling into middle of road

Disturbing footage of the fight between 50 and 60 youths shows the moment it spilled into the middle of a busy street. You can watch the video here.

More shocking news out of Harrow last night

In an unrelated but no less shocking incident, a teenager was chased into a quiet road and stabbed. More on that incident here.

'Girl stamped on boy's head'

Staff at estate agents Ellis & Co saw the fight unfold last night.

One from the sales team, who wished to remain anonymous, said: “We saw it outside but there is no damage, we were outside watching it. There were around 50 or 60 kids all fighting there were like three separate fights.

“They would all be kicking and screaming around, Harrow just gets lovelier. I saw one boy hit on the ground and while he was laying down a girl came and stamped on his head.

“It went on for a matter of minutes. Everyone was on the phone calling the police.

“They were arranged when they started fighting they all put their hoods on. They were around 15 or 16.”

No damage at a charity shop

Mickey Boston, works as the weekend manager at Scope, which is roughly 50 metres from the scene of the fight.

She has lived in Station Road for five years and was at home last night during the time of the fight but heard and saw nothing.

She said: “The shop is OK, there is no damage here. I didn’t know about the fight until this morning when I saw it online.”

'No surprise'

Kamlesh Soni owns Saburi, a catering business between McDonald’s and Barclays Bank, and was inside at the time of the fight.

He has seen outbreaks of violence between teenagers in the summer but did not notice any disturbances last night.

“Normally I see some fights after school finishes for the summer, I’m next door to McDonald’s so they fight a lot there,” he said.

“But I am not aware of anything from last night. I was here until 8pm and didn’t realise anything was happening at all.

“It is not a surprise to hear this though.”

He added there were no signs of damage when he arrived this morning.

'Huge gathering'

The manager at TUI Holiday Store just a few yards down the road said a member of staff saw a large crowd of teenagers outside McDonald’s yesterday at around 6.15pm.

Billy, who could not give his full name, said: “[A member of staff] left here and walked up the street to see a huge gathering of boys and girls outside McDonald’s.

“She sent us a video in our WhatsApp group and a few pictures. There’s no damage here though and nobody was hurt in our office.

“You sometimes see people gathering outside McDonald’s but not really anything like this.”

'Ugly scenes'

Harrow 'doesn’t feel like a particularly safe place anymore'

An eyewitness, who asked not to be named, said: “I was leaving work about 6.30pm and I could see an unusually large crowd of people on Station Road.

“It looked like a disturbance, there were a youths but it was hard to see what was going on at first. It was a scuffle between teens with lots of them filming on their phones.

“It started to break out into the street as some of them tried to run to get away. There were some girls getting quite upset,

“There were cabs honking their horns and some shopkeepers looking quite anxious. I heard the estate agents opposite Barclays saying he was going to lock the shop.

“People were very anxious, I think anyone would get a bit distressed seeing something like that but, on top of that, it was in rush hour so a lot of people got caught up in it. I’ve not seen anything like that in Harrow before and I’ve worked here since the early 2000s.

“Harrow has changed a lot in the last few years. You see a lot of kids hanging around on the street and it doesn’t feel like a particularly safe place anymore, there’s a sort of menace hanging over it.

“I didn’t want to stick around because I didn’t feel safe but I called the police and they said they would send a response team within 15 minutes.”

Where did the fight take place?

Photos on social media show the large group of youths outside Barclays on Station Road in Harrow.

Police called to fight among 'a number of male and female teenagers'

The Met Police have confirmed officers were called to reports of a large fight on Thursday evening.

A spokesman said: “Police were called at approximately 6.35pm on Thursday, September 27, to reports of a fight involving a number of male and female teenagers in Station Road, Harrow.

“Officers attended but all parties had fled from the scene.

“No reports of any injuries and no arrests.”

Welcome

Good morning and welcome to our coverage of a reported fight in Harrow town centre among dozens of young people.

What we know so far:

  • People have reported seeing between 50 and 60 youths fighting outside Barclays on Station Road between 6pm and 7pm
  • Photos and a video appearing to show the fight have been posted on social media
  • Met Police have been contacted