Police investigating videos of street-brawling thugs
UPDATE: Police are yet to receive any official complaints over two Toowoomba street brawls broadcast across social media.
Video of the fights surfaced on Facebook this week with the promise of more to come.
Acting Inspector Tony Newman said Toowoomba police were yet to decide whether to press any charges.
"We haven't received any official complaints of assault but that is not to say we're not investigating the matter," Act. Insp. Newman said.
"The main thing is that we're aware of the incidents ... we may have offences such as public nuisance available to us."
THURSDAY: A group of street-brawling thugs from Toowoomba have made minor ripples on social media by posting videos of their violent jaunts to Facebook.
Two videos were uploaded by a Toowoomba woman with the promise of more to come.
"Chilling at willo waiting for the swacks," she posted.
"Willo" presumably refers to Wilsonton while "swacks", we suppose, means fights.
"... I'll record them anyways," she continued when a friend complained she did not give her a lift to watch the tussle.
The first video depicts four women going toe-to-toe while dozens of bystanders watch on and yell encouragement and abuse to the wrestling, scratching and hair-pulling combatants.
The second video begins with two burly blokes shaping up before launching into a series of head blows.
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An even bigger crowd forms a ring around the two fighters, the smaller of whom appears to be wearing either several large rings or a knuckle-duster on his right hand.
Before long, the one-on-one clash descends into an all-in brawl that spills onto the street, complete with stomping of fallen opponents and some very colourful language.
"That fella jumped on Ray's head... the fat one over there," the shrill-voiced camera operator yells. Toowoomba Police were not available to comment on the videos or the brawls.