Ten arrested after weapons brawl
Published 03/09/2010 | 05:00
GARDAI recovered an array of weapons including slash hooks, golf clubs, pick-axe handles and baseball bats when they broke up a street brawl yesterday involving up to 30 people.
Mayhem broke out shortly before 2pm when rival gangs clashed on Colepark Road, Ballyfermot, Dublin.
A cruising patrol car spotted the mass of people just as the fight erupted and called for back-up. Gardai succeeded in breaking the brawl up. When it was over, they were left with the frightening haul of weapons.
No one was seriously injured, but a 29-year-old man was taken to St James's Hospital with a shoulder injury.
Most of those involved had Ballyfermot addresses but some were also from Tallaght and Rialto. Their ages ranged from the late teens to late 20s.
A total of 10 people were arrested, and all were still being held last night.