Mass brawl on the beach puts Lockdown easing in jeopardy

Beach Brawl photo: Twitter, fotor

A mass brawl broke out on the shoreline at Ogmore-by-Sea in Wales after a large crowd gathered ignoring social distancing guidelines.

Mark Drakeford (Welsh First Minister), has made the dire warning that if social distancing rules are not followed, then the easing of lockdown cannot continue, and may even be rolled back to stricter times.

The comments came after several videos appeared on social media depicting a large gathering of people, (mainly aged between 15/30), fighting on the beach at Ogmore-by-Sea in the Vale of Glamorgan on Thursday evening.

South Wales police have issued a statement saying that two of the instigators of the mass brawl had been detained following an investigation, the two men (both in their 20’s), have not as yet been named.

The first minister took to Twitter and said: “We will not be able to continue easing restrictions if scenes like last night continue to happen.

“They threaten the health of people in Wales and undermine the sacrifices the majority of people have made during this ongoing crisis.”

Yesterday was one of the hottest days of the year with temperatures skyrocketing yet again across the country, however with forecasts of thunderstorms in the near future, perhaps that will dampen the enthusiasm of the public who are blatantly ignoring the social distancing legislation, and putting others’ lives at risk from infection.


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