Fight in churchyard highlights growing problem


Fight in churchyard highlights growing problem

A fight in a Wellington churchyard highlights a growin problem with antisocial behavior. The brawl, watched by a group of onlookers and filmed by local resident, Ben Morgan, shows a dispute getting out of hand. Ben said “The group has been growing over recent weeks and is intimidating for people walking through. It was only a matter of time before things got out of hand.”. The video ends as one protagonist walks away with a bleeding eye.

The churchyard is now a place where people gather to drink around the benches, rather than students and families eating picnic lunches of a few years ago.

Video credit: Ben Morgan

23 thoughts on “Fight in churchyard highlights growing problem

  • August 17, 2017 at 8:52 pm
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    If you’re going to post something like this, at least have the common sense to explain what it’s about.

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  • August 17, 2017 at 8:58 pm
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    Telfords already on the map for the wrong reasons – this won’t make any difference will it.

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  • August 17, 2017 at 9:03 pm
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    Welcome to Telford… the place where we can’t even respect the dead.

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  • August 17, 2017 at 9:06 pm
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    People fighting in a church yard is hardly worth a mention in Telford. Have you ever actually lived here? Gone out on a friday night?

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  • August 17, 2017 at 9:11 pm
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    Can I ask if they are local people or people that have moved here in recent years ?

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  • August 17, 2017 at 9:13 pm
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    This is a growing problem that needs to be addressed asap. These people ( it is always the same faces) also sit on the graves around the back of the church and drink, smoke( not regular ciggies) and their language is disgusting, not caring who is about including young children. Did speak to a police officer one day on town and he said it wasn’t his problem as he was in town on another matter!
    They should be banned from wellington centre as others have been.

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  • August 17, 2017 at 9:26 pm
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    I wouldnt call it a fight lol none of them know how to punch properly. If you dont know how to fight then whats the point just go home.

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  • August 17, 2017 at 9:29 pm
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    ASB is becoming an increasing problem in particular areas – important to work productively with the local policing team.

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  • August 21, 2017 at 1:58 pm
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    The Council are working with the local policing team to address this issue.

    There will be additional targeted patrols undertaken taken by the police.

    Anyone who has information on these incidents is asked to phone 101 and report them.

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