Screaming and shouting was heard across Bristol’s Cabot Circus Shopping Centre this afternoon (Friday, December 15) as police responded to reports of a fight. A member of the public reported seeing a teenage girl being chased by a group of girls on nearby Pembroke Street.
The incident then spilled into busy Cabot Circus as people went about their Christmas shopping. Eyewitnesses reported hearing ‘screaming’ as a group of teenage girls were seen ‘fighting’ on the top floor outside restaurants such as Frankie & Benny’s and Wagamama.
Security guards were seen restraining members of the group before police arrived on scene. A video of the incident can be seen above. Officers detained one girl but all the children have now been taken home.
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A spokesperson for Avon & Somerset Police said: “Police responded after receiving a call from a woman just after 1.20pm today (Friday 15 December) reporting a teenage girl being chased by a group of six or more other girls in Pembroke Street, Bristol.
“The member of the public said she was trying to help the child who she believed to have been robbed of their phone. Officers subsequently found a number of girls fighting in Cabot Circus shopping centre.
“The presumed victim was spoken to and another girl was momentarily detained. Parents and carers were called and the children were all taken home.”
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