Police charge boy (14) and four men after brawl at Derry filling station
POLICE have charged five men following a car crash and fight in Derry.
A sixth man, aged 28, is currently being treated in hospital for injuries sustained in the incident.
Dramatic CCTV footage at McGinley's filling station and convenience store on Buncrana Road was widely shared on social media following the incident which occurred shortly before lunch time on Tuesday.
A 14-year-old boy has been charged with a number of offences including possession of an offensive weapon in a public place and possession of an article with a blade or point in a public place.
A 19-year-old man has been charged with dangerous driving and possession of an offensive weapon in a public place.
A 23-year-old man has been charged with a number of driving offences including dangerous driving.
A 25-year-old man has been charged with possession of an article with a blade or point in a public place.
A 28-year-old man has been charged with a number of offences including affray; possession of an offensive weapon in a public place; and grievous bodily harm with intent.
This will appear before Derry Magistrates Court today.
The CCTV footage showed a man running across the store car park carrying a pitch fork seconds after a car ploughed into a stationary vehicle on Buncrana Road. The female driver of the stationary car can be seen lifting a young girl from the back seat and running to safety.
As drivers from a number of other cars damaged in the collision get out of their vehicles, a brawl can be seen taking place in the background.
Mobile phone footage from inside the store, also posted on social media, shows police confronting two men. An officer carrying an expandable baton can be seen holding one man before other officers arrive and force the men to the ground.
The store remained closed throughout the rest of the day on Tuesday as police also closed off Buncrana Road.