• Short Summary

    UP TO FIVE-THOUSAND TEENAGE "MODS" AND "ROCKERS" ROAMED THE STREETS OF THE SEASIDE TOWN OF HASTINGS TODAY (MONDAY), FIGHTING AMONG THEMSELVES AND CAUSING OTHER DISTURBANCES.

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    UP TO FIVE-THOUSAND TEENAGE "MODS" AND "ROCKERS" ROAMED THE STREETS OF THE SEASIDE TOWN OF HASTINGS TODAY (MONDAY), FIGHTING AMONG THEMSELVES AND CAUSING OTHER DISTURBANCES.

    ALTOGETHER FIFTY-NINE TEENAGERS, INCLUDING TWO GIRLS, HAVE BEEN ARRESTED AT HASTINGS SO FAR OVER THE BANK HOLIDAY WEEKEND.

    FOR THE SECOND DAY RUNNING, POLICE WERE SENT TO REINFORCE THE HASTINGS POLICE. THE REINFORCEMENTS INCLUDED THE AIRBORNE SQUAD WHICH FLEW FROM NORTHOLT, IN LONDON. THE SQUAD WENT INTO OPERATION FOR THE FIRST TIME OVER THE WEEKEND, FLYING TO HASTINGS.

    AT DAWN TODAY, THE BODY OF A YOUTH AGED ABOUT FIFTEEN AND DRESSED IN THE "MOD" STYLE WAS FOUND DEAD ON THE BEACH AT HASTINGS.

    THE BODY OF ANOTHER YOUTH WAS FOUND AT MARGATE, FURTHER ALONG THE COAST.

    MOST OF THE FIGHTING BETWEEN "MODS" AND "ROCKERS" IN HASTINGS TODAY CONSISTED OF STONE-THROWING.

    BY MIDDAY THE POLICE PLAN TO DRIVE THE TEENAGERS OUT OF TOWN BEGAN TO TAKE EFFECT.

    (HASTINGS IS ALREADY FAMOUS FOR A BATTLE THAT TOOK PLACE THERE IN 1066, IN WHICH THE INVADING FORCES OF WILLIAM THE CONQUEROR OF NORMANDY DEFEATED THE ANGLO-NIXON ARMY OF KING HAROLD.)
    THERE WERE OTHER DISTURBANCES BY TEENAGERS AT SEASIDE RESORTS TODAY, MOST NOTABLY AT YARMOUTH ON THE EAST COAST, AND BRIGHTON ON THE SOUTH COAST.

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    Film ID:
    VLVABNW2NTPJCTFI3KFI2UA0SR4C1
    Media URN:
    VLVABNW2NTPJCTFI3KFI2UA0SR4C1
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/08/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:43:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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