What happened moments before wild shopping centre brawl – as witness tells how security refused to stop the fight because participants ‘were girls’
- Wild brawl broke out at shopping centre in Bankstown
- Appeared to show middle-aged women throwing punches
- Witnesses claim security were passive due to gender
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A witness has claimed that security did little to help stop a shocking brawl in a western Sydney bank on Monday afternoon because the participants ‘were girls’.
Extraordinary footage shows a group of up to 15 people throwing punches at each other outside a St George Bank in the Bankstown Central Shopping Centre.
The fight is said to have lasted about 10 minutes as witnesses claim that guards let it drag on until police came.
‘The security was just standing there, they couldn’t help because they were girls fighting but they called the police,’ a witness told Nine News.
It is unclear what sparked the brawl, though witnesses have suggested there was a fight between teenage boys before their mothers got involved.
‘She said “don’t touch my son”,’ another witness, told the network.
It is unclear what sparked the brawl, though witnesses have suggested there was a fight between teenage boys before their mothers got involved
Witnesses claim that security stood by and watched because a majority of the combatants ‘were girls’ as the fight continued for around 10 minutes
Video of the chaos was captured by onlookers and shared widely on social media.
Screaming can be heard throughout the footage as the brawl grew to involve the teenage boys’ mothers.
‘I looked up and there was a bunch of yelling, I was shocked at first,’ another witness told 9News.
‘Eventually I was just there in the moment wondering what was going on more than anything else,
‘There were a few females in there, a few mothers getting their hair tied up and everything ready to fight. Just awful.’
At one stage, a woman was knocked to the ground with two others climbing on top of her and appearing to rain down punches.
NSW Police confirmed they attended the scene and are currently investigating the brawl
‘I was hearing bad screaming and when I looked up there was there a million people and then two women fighting together,’ Ms Tallawi said.
NSW Police confirmed they attended the scene and are currently investigating the brawl.
No arrests have yet been made.
A police spokesperson told Daily Mail Australia: ‘About 3.30pm yesterday (Monday 30 January 2023), officers attached to Bankstown Police Area Command were called to a shopping centre on North Terrace, Bankstown, following reports of a brawl.
Screaming can be heard throughout the footage as workers attempt to separate the fighters
‘A 52-year-old woman sustained an injury to her lip during the incident.
‘She was taken to Bankstown Hospital for treatment.
‘Upon arrival, some of those involved left the scene.
Investigators are urging those who witnessed the incident, or anyone with information about those involved to contact police immediately.
Daily Mail Australia have contacted Vicinity Centres for comment.
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