Another Saturday night in Belfast……

Saturday night. Sun splitting the skies. Invite to a barbecue in a friend’s backyard. Call in to get cheap petrol at Tesco’s. Looking around as you do, waiting for the tank to fill up. See two teenagers being attacked by four other teenagers using metal brush shafts as they walk out of a shopping centre. Supermarket security staff presence stops the attack. The two attacked teenagers leave the verbal exchanges indicate a sectarian motivation. As I’m paying, garage staff ordered to shut the doors and serve through the hatch. As I drive on 6 MSU Landrovers head at speed to the supermarket (presumably in the area for searches relating to the Haddock attack). 15 minutes later in the backyard. Burger in one and bottle of water in the other. The crack was getting started. The two teenagers with four mates heading towards shopping centre. Comments of “We’ll get those barstewards” etc. Fortunately they return quickly. The police presence interfering in their plans.