WALTHAMSTOW: Man arrested over fight outside pub

by Daniel Binns , Senior reporter 12:12pm Wednesday 17th October 2012 in News

A MAN has been arrested after a large fight outside a pub.

It happened by the Cock Tavern in Walthamstow High Street at around 9.50pm last Wednesday (October 10).

Police found an injured 28-year-old man at the scene who was taken to hospital for treatment.

A Met spokesman said: "Police at this early stage are keeping an open mind as regards the motive behind the attack."

The road was closed off by police until the next morning while detectives investigated.

A 20-year-old man was arrested by investigating officers shortly after and the Guardian is awaiting an update if he has been charged.

Further details of the injured man and his current condition are yet to be released.

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6:28pm Wed 17 Oct 12 Sam Hain says…

This incident may not, of course, be linked to the recently reopened establishment outside which it occurred but, sadly, few local residents would be surprised if it was. Let's just hope The Chequers, when it reopens, will raise the tone somewhat.and not pander to the lowest common denominator.

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7:58am Thu 18 Oct 12 E17006 says…

The Chequers will price out working class drinkers, but that's not the solution. Working class blokes should have a place to get a pint! The real question is how do we stop working class lads beating the crap out of each other?!

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12:24pm Thu 18 Oct 12 malpasc says…

E17006 wrote…

The Chequers will price out working class drinkers, but that's not the solution. Working class blokes should have a place to get a pint! The real question is how do we stop working class lads beating the crap out of each other?!

You can still have a nice pub without alienating working class people. I'd be grateful if the Chequers manages to keep out the local chav element (they can go to the Goose surely?!) but I don't necessarily want it to go all "gastropub" - Walthamstow High Street isn't the right environment for that kind of establishment really.

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1:03pm Thu 18 Oct 12 Cornbeefur says…

E17006 wrote…

The Chequers will price out working class drinkers, but that's not the solution. Working class blokes should have a place to get a pint! The real question is how do we stop working class lads beating the crap out of each other?!

There are some nice pubs in Walthamstow like the Bell (opening soon) Brodies at Baker Arms and Nag Head in Village.

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2:19pm Thu 18 Oct 12 Sam Hain says…

E17006 makes a fair point and I'm sorry if I sounded snobbish. However, as s/he mentions the 'c' word (class) I do think the High Street should be able to sustain at least one licensed establishment where middle-class drinkers can go to dispose of their disposable income for the good of the local economy rather than going further afield. The Tavern (which the Guardian's prudish filter system won't let me name!) caters for what E17006 defines as "working class blokes" so let's have one establishment for we poncey types who, nevertheless, are proud to call ourselves Walthamstovians and want to support our local economy..

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2:48pm Thu 18 Oct 12 Cornbeefur says…

Sam Hain wrote…

E17006 makes a fair point and I'm sorry if I sounded snobbish. However, as s/he mentions the 'c' word (class) I do think the High Street should be able to sustain at least one licensed establishment where middle-class drinkers can go to dispose of their disposable income for the good of the local economy rather than going further afield. The Tavern (which the Guardian's prudish filter system won't let me name!) caters for what E17006 defines as "working class blokes" so let's have one establishment for we poncey types who, nevertheless, are proud to call ourselves Walthamstovians and want to support our local economy..

The idea of a good pub is to meet people from all classes, employment and walks of life, not just one type of odd ball characters like you do like a pub near to the Granada Cinema who have taken over the place like a rash (and it is not the Victoria). Tree hugging Darleks types.

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3:37pm Thu 18 Oct 12 malpasc says…

I am probably quite middle class, "tree hugging", hipster-ish myself so would like a few pubs where I can meet like-minded types. At the same time I don't necessarily want it at the expense of alienating lots of other people. The rough "townie" element of Walthamstow I can definitely do without. They can confine themselves to The ****, and The Goose!! As for Walthamstow Village all of the pubs are nice except the Queens Arms. The Nags Head I find the staff are a bit off-ish but the punters are generally quite nice. The most consistently good pub IMO is The Village and is what me and him indoors consider our "local" even though in geographical terms our local actually will be The Chequers!

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3:47pm Thu 18 Oct 12 Cornbeefur says…

malpasc wrote…

I am probably quite middle class, "tree hugging", hipster-ish myself so would like a few pubs where I can meet like-minded types. At the same time I don't necessarily want it at the expense of alienating lots of other people. The rough "townie" element of Walthamstow I can definitely do without. They can confine themselves to The ****, and The Goose!! As for Walthamstow Village all of the pubs are nice except the Queens Arms. The Nags Head I find the staff are a bit off-ish but the punters are generally quite nice. The most consistently good pub IMO is The Village and is what me and him indoors consider our "local" even though in geographical terms our local actually will be The Chequers!

This is not Beerintheevening website mate. You are on the wrong site

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6:02pm Thu 18 Oct 12 jef costello says…

The Chequers is being reopened by Antic, who run the Red Lion in Leytonstone. They're a safe set of hands.

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7:37pm Thu 18 Oct 12 Cornbeefur says…

jef costello wrote…

The Chequers is being reopened by Antic, who run the Red Lion in Leytonstone. They're a safe set of hands.

Congratulations Mr Costello for enlightening us and saying something unique and interesting. I know The Red Lion, it is a great Pub and look forward to their involvement here.

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9:55pm Fri 19 Oct 12 Sam Hain says…

Cornbeefur wrote…

jef costello wrote…

The Chequers is being reopened by Antic, who run the Red Lion in Leytonstone. They're a safe set of hands.
Congratulations Mr Costello for enlightening us and saying something unique and interesting. I know The Red Lion, it is a great Pub and look forward to their involvement here.

OMG, the thought of bumping into Cornbeefur at The Chequers has suddenly put me off!

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11:45pm Fri 19 Oct 12 Cornbeefur says…

Sam Hain wrote…

Cornbeefur wrote…

jef costello wrote…

The Chequers is being reopened by Antic, who run the Red Lion in Leytonstone. They're a safe set of hands.
Congratulations Mr Costello for enlightening us and saying something unique and interesting. I know The Red Lion, it is a great Pub and look forward to their involvement here.
OMG, the thought of bumping into Cornbeefur at The Chequers has suddenly put me off!

We may get on, who knows? I never prejudge.

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