Men with metal bars and knives clash outside primary school in Hackney

Lawless London: Shocking moment yobs wielding metal bars and knives clash outside primary school in Hackney

  • Footage shows two youths armed metal bars and knives walking down a street
  • A passerby said men were in group of around 10 youths confronting each other
  • They were spotted outside a nursery school in Hackney Downs, east London
  • There have already been at least 60 murder investigations in London this year 

A terrified family captured the moment a pair of yobs confronted each other on a London street clutching metal bars and knives.

The shocking footage, taken on Friday afternoon, shows one of the armed pair raise their weapon at the other while a passerby shouts for them ‘stop’.

The incident took place outside a nursery school in Hackney Downs, east London. 

It is believed the men were part of a larger group of around 10 who became involved in a ‘confrontation’.

A passerby told MailOnline: ‘The group of youths were carrying knifes and metals bars.

‘They went to confront each other close to Nightingale Nursery School in Hackney. 

‘I got scared and didn’t intervene because they were heavenly armed, they were in a group of around 10 youths.’

‘The police response was very quick – around 5 minutes. They went in the direction of the incident. 

A terrified family captured the moment a pair of yobs clutching metal bars and knives ran to confront each other outside a nursery school in Hackney Downs, east London.

‘After the police an ambulance went in the same direction.’

MailOnline have contact the Metropolitan Police for comment. 

It comes after a wave of violence in the capital took the number of murders investigation in 2021 to over 60.

On Friday, a 25-year-old man was charged with murdering a 60-year-old after he was stabbed to death in front of terrified shoppers on Oxford Circus.

It is believed the men were part of a larger group of around 10 who became involved in a ‘confrontation’

And earlier last week, a 16-year-old boy became the fifth teenager to be murdered in London in less than a month after he was brutally stabbed to death on his doorstep.

The unnamed man was found with multiple stab wounds at a flat on the Shrublands Estate in Croydon, south London, shortly before 1am.

He is the 19th teenager to be murdered in London this year, two more than in the whole of 2020, and the fifth in the last four weeks. 

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