Confronting moment of shirtless ‘eshays’ armed with a baseball bat fight at a skate park after one is punched in the face
- The confrontation between teenagers in the skate park near Carins shocks the locals
- A boy armed with a baseball bat was punched in the face and knocked to the ground
- His attacker and some of the boys fled into the park and were chased by other teenagers
- Locals think the fight was premeditated because they were armed with a baseball bat
Shocking footage of a violent brawl between eshay teens in a skate park has angered locals and community leaders.
A boy was armed with a baseball bat during the altercation filmed in Redlynch near Cairns in far north Queensland.
The altercation has sparked outrage in the community since the images went viral on social media on Wednesday.
The confrontational video begins with a group of young people engaged in a heated argument full of expletives, while several spectators ride their scooters.
The altercation escalates when a teen armed with a baseball bat is hit by a king and punched in the face and falls backwards.
A teenager armed with a baseball bat was punched in the face just after the fight escalated
The boy’s friends turn on his attacker as he and several teenagers flee into the nearby park.
The images end with several others, including the one armed with a baseball bat chasing them.
“I’ll be back,” you hear a teenager say in the images.
The popular skate park is frequented by young children.
Local boxing coach Ken Dalton expressed his disgust on a community Facebook page after one of his students showed him the shocking images.
“The kids have clearly gone to a premeditated fight with a baseball bat because there’s no baseball in Redlynch,” he posted.
Redlynch State College Vice Captain Camdyn Ware also expressed bitter disappointment in her fellow teens.
“I wish I could say that I am shocked by their repeated actions of recklessness and violence, but I am not,” she said online.
“It breaks my heart knowing that people in my demographic are doing tremendous damage and pain to the Redlynch community.”
The images end with several others, including the one armed with a baseball bat chasing them
She recognized the problems faced by young people in the community, including problems with drugs, alcohol, violence and behavior.
But please know there are good kids who try to be considerate and respectful members of the Redlynch community. I am really sorry for the damage that has been done continuously, ‘wrote Camdyn.
The incident has not been reported to the police and no charges have been filed.
Inspector Kevin Goan, Far North Police Department detective, described the behavior in the footage as unacceptable.
“ That blow to one of the parties on the ground – the outcome could have been catastrophic in terms of one-off legislation, ” he told the Cairns Post
The altercation took place in a Redlynch skate park (photo) frequented by young children
“We have CCTV nearby to keep an eye on the behavior, but if we only come to watch and film, a certain degree of premeditation is depicted.”
Many gangs of eshays use social media to broadcast their wild antics.
Eshay is Aussie slang for groups of teenagers who chase public places like train stations and public parks and cause trouble.
They are said to have spread from the downtown Sydney graffiti scene in the 1980s through residential areas and into the suburbs.
The gangs are recognizable by their signature designer sportswear and Nike TN trainers, and also speak their own coded language.