A brawl erupts at a Spar petrol station in Oldham, Manchester with women hurling punches after reportedly refusing to wear a face mask.
It happened outside the petrol station on Wednesday a couple appeared to confront a group of three people, two women, and a man for not wearing a mask.
Police said they received a report at about 3.40 pm that a man and a woman, both aged in their 40s, had been assaulted on Manchester Street, Oldham following a disagreement.
A man in a red jacket is seen talking to another man who puts his hands on him while a woman in grey stands nearby.
Two women then approach the woman in grey as one hits her across the head. Chaos then erupts as two women start hurling punches at the woman in grey, who is wearing face mask.
The two women then appear to step away before another altercation breaks out between the men. The man who had reportedly refused to wear a mask appears to land punches on the man in the red jacket.
Both women rush over as the man keeps his arms out to avoid the blows from the other man. A woman can be heard screaming get off him as she slaps the man in the red jacket.
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The bystander who is filming the confrontation can be heard asking: Are they citizen arresting him? The woman who was slapped by the other two comes over and says – Yes, they refused to wear a mask. I’m clinically vulnerable.
The camera then pans to back to the two men and the one in the red jacket is down on the ground. One of the women then starts kicking him and his partner rushes over to push her off.
Police said a man, 41, was treated for minor injuries at the scene. Onlookers intervened to ask the couple if they were alright. A woman can then heard screaming at the un-masked group to wear a mask it’s the law.
The group of three were then seen getting into a vehicle and driving off.
Police are appealing for witnesses to the assault to help them with their investigation. No arrests have been made and enquiries remain ongoing.
Temp Superintendent Niall Hayden-Pawson said: “We are aware that there is footage circulating on social media in relation to this assault.
However, I would like to make it clear that this footage does not capture the entire disagreement which is why we are appealing for any witnesses to come forward with information that will help us in our investigation.
Our officers are trying to piece together the exact circumstances which led to this assault.