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Two ‘thugs’ in afternoon punch-up in front of horrified shoppers

Officers were called to the scene at a local Sports Direct store on Saturday afternoon

Shoppers looked on in horror as two grown men punched “the lights out of each other” in broad daylight this afternoon (Saturday).

The incident happened in the middle of the Sports Direct store in Lurgan.

Police were called to the scene but not after a member of the public stepped in to remove both men from the shop.

Posting on social media, PSNI Craigavon highlighted the story of courage.

“Sports Direct, Lurgan. 2 excuses for “men” forget how to have a conversation and proceed to punch the lights out of each other, terrifying shoppers and staff alike.

“These guys were big, and clearly compensated for their lack of general decency and respect by being thugs. That didn’t stop one member of the public though, who intervened, putting himself in harms way to get BOTH out of the shop to protect the shoppers and staff.

“As a result of this very public temper tantrum, the 2 were arrested and got to sample the delight of the newly reopened Lurgan custody.

“A big thanks and respect to the member of the public who stepped in to protect staff and shoppers alike.

“It may not be festive cheer, but it’s certainly festive courage.

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