Group Fight with Machetes Breaks Out in Public Park in Spain’s Madrid

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Group Fight with Machetes Breaks Out in Public Park in Spain's Madrid
Group Fight with Machetes Breaks Out in Public Park in Spain's Madrid Credit: Facebook

Group fight with machetes shockingly breaks out in a public park in Spain’s Madrid.

In shocking scenes, a group fight has broken out with machetes in the public park of San Pedro Bautista in Alcorcón in Spain’s Madrid. Shockingly the fights involved over 20 young people and many were seen carrying weapons including machetes.

Sadly, this is not believed to be a unique event as neighbours claim they have been suffering from similar fights for a horrifying amount of time. Neighbours have reported to police that these fights, which possibly involve gangs, have been carrying on for around two years.

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In an area that should feel safe for young people to visit, young people have now begun to avoid walking through the park as they fear that they will be attacked by local gangs. In the most recent of these possible gang fights, over 20 youths could be seen fighting. One person is believed to have been slightly injured. The fight even took place in broad daylight.

The rest of the day was marked by National police patrolling the area and checking bushes for weapons that had been discarded by the gangs. One machete retrieved by police was discovered to have traces of blood on it.

The fight broke out over Easter which should have been a time for family and religion and many passers-by who had been in the park at the time that the fight broke out sought refuge at the parish church according to Telemadrid.


As police approached the area with sirens blazing the gangs disappeared into the ether, discarding their weapons in local gardens as they went.

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Alex Glenn
Alex Glenn is a reporter for Spain’s largest English-speaking newspaper, Euro Weekly News. Formerly she worked in the NHS for 15 years until relocating to Spain in 2018. She loves the Spanish lifestyle, language and culture and spent several years learning Spanish before moving to Spain for a better quality of life. She has made her home in the mountains in Almeria, where she loves being part of a rural community that has a mix of both expats and Spanish residents. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, reading and exploring the area where she lives.

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