Thugs use MOPS as weapons during a bizarre brawl inside a busy The Trafford Centre

Water way to behave! Thugs use MOPS as weapons during a bizarre brawl inside Manchester’s Trafford Centre (before making a clean getaway)

  • Three men held mops aloft as they battered each other across the head
  • Footage of the fight at The Trafford Centre was shared online on Wednesday 
  • Video clip showed one of the mops snapping with the force of the impact 


This is the bizarre moment half a dozen men launched mops at each other during a brawl in the centre of a busy shopping centre.  

Three men held mops aloft as they battered each other across the head in Manchester’s The Trafford Centre.

Footage of the fight shared online on Wednesday showed long mop handles snapping as the boys, who appeared to be teenagers, quarrelled. 

As they hit each other with the mops others stood around watching. 

Social media users couldn’t help but laugh as the video circulated online – with many viewers comparing the fight with mops to ‘a roadman’s Star Wars’.

Three men held mops aloft as they battered each other across the head

Three men held mops aloft as they battered each other across the head in Manchester’s The Trafford Centre

Footage of the fight shared online on Wednesday showed long mop handles snapping as the boys, who appeared to be teenagers, quarrelled

Footage of the fight shared online on Wednesday showed long mop handles snapping as the boys, who appeared to be teenagers, quarrelled

A user commented: ‘Man out here duelling like star wars.’

One user suggested the movie version of the fight could be titled: ‘Star wars the last council house’

Another amused viewer asked: ‘Please someone edit them brooms into light sabers’

Meanwhile others were just thankful that the men were fighting with mops rather than knives – with someone writing that they would take ‘this over knives anyday’.

While another online user comically said: ‘Mop on mop crime is rife at the min.’ 

MailOnline has contacted Greater Manchester Police for comment.  

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