Boy appears to use meat cleaver during fight in Oldham

Reporter: Jon Chubb
Date published: 22 March 2019

The video, shot on a mobile phone, shows a group of youths standing around while two boys begin to have a fight.

One of the boys then falls into a hedge, it’s at this point in the video when the other youth appears to pull a meat cleaver out of his tracksuit and begins trying to attack the boy with it.

More of the children pile in shortly before the video ends.


Greater Manchester Police have confirmed they are aware of the video, which has been widely shared on social media, and have launched an investigation into the incident which is believed to have taken place on Burnley Road in Chadderton close to the Toby Carvery Pub.

Despite the horrifying scenes in the video it’s thought nobody was seriously injured during the incident.


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